Look forward to life after lockdown with the help of these photos on offer25 January 2021 What was life like before lockdowns and tiers? Well, people went out and enjoyed themselves.
Looking on the bright side, it won’t be for ever. The selection shown here gives an idea of the activities you can look forward to (fingers crossed) before too long, via five lots appearing in Berkshire auction house Flint’s Photographs and Works on Paper sale on January 28. All are estimated at less than £200.
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Ah, the pub. The wonderful British institution. Back in the 1960s you could even smoke in one, as this image from John Bulmer (b.1938), The Black Country, shows (pictured top).
The Giclée print printed in 2009, signed recto, measures 39 x 25cm. Estimate £100-150.
Bid for John Bulmer’s The Black Country using thesaleroom.com
Dress to impress
Plenty of people have greatly missed the opportunity to go out wearing their most fashionable clothes.
A lot guided at £100-150 includes two portrait photos by Cecil Beaton (1904-80) which give a reminder of high fashion. The gelatin silver prints show Paulette Goddard from the set of An Ideal Husband, 1947, 19.5 x 23.5cm, and a portrait of a young woman, c.1950-60, 24.5 x 26cm.
To view these Cecil Beaton portrait photos including Paulette Goddard see thesaleroom.com
Aye of the needle
You could always get a tattoo when lockdown ends as a mark of your freedom. Something that has been special during these tough months – the Netflix logo, for example.
Estimated at £80-120 is Tattoo Variation 1 by Sandi Fellman, c.1982-4, a gelatin silver print (from large format Polaroid), photographer’s wetstamp and pencil annotations verso, measuring 18.5 x 16cm.
Bid for Tattoo Variation 1 by Sandi Fellman via thesaleroom.com.
If your only exercise expedition has been a quick cycle ride in your very local area of the Olympic Park, say, then you will almost certainly be chomping at the bit to go for a country walk.
For now, you could just stare at this gelatin silver print c.1971, estimated at £120-180. The original photo for The Pilgrim’s Way - Path to the Top of the Hill by Edwin Smith (1912-71) dates from c.1960.
This version is mounted, framed, unglazed, with frame label verso Edwin Smith The Pilgrim's Way c.1960 Path to trees at top of hill and a Submitted to Horizon magazine stamp verso. The image measures 18 x 25cm, the frame 53 x 63.5cm.
You can view The Pilgrim’s Way - Path to the Top of the Hill by Edwin Smith on thesaleroom.com.
Takes two to tango
You will have to get your dancing shoes on when lockdown ends. A bit of travel would be lovely, too.
This gelatin silver print by Sally Troyna combines a bit of both. Tango 2 Buenos Aires comes in a frame with label verso Tango 2 BuenesAires Sally Troyna 1/5. The estimate is £60-80.
See thesaleroom.com to bid for Tango 2 Buenos Aires by Sally Troyna.