Cheffins’ first affordable art sale for budget buyers

Cheffins ‘Affordable Art Sale – A Summer Show’ tomorrow (Thursday 30) will feature 297 works of art with estimates ranging from £ 50 to £ 800.

A selection of oil paintings available at Cheffins’ The Affordable Art Sale – A Summer Show on July 29, shot against the Molly Mahon Marwari Horse wallpaper in dark blue (49587403)

Paintings, drawings, engravings and prints are on offer, with highlights including three prints by David Hockney, from his ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm’ series dated 1969, with an estimate of £ 400 to £ 600. A series of prints by Augustus John will also be on sale, with estimates of £ 300-500 and a series of lithographs by Dame Elisabeth Frink with estimates starting at £ 150. There are also linocuts by famous 20th century artist Edward Bawden and two woodcuts by Eric Gill.

Brett Tryner of Cheffins says, “The New Affordable Art Sale – A Summer Show, will meet the growing demand for quality, yet reasonably priced artwork. With a plethora of young collectors entering the market, we’ve seen prices for modern British art steadily rise and this has clearly made room for our calendar for a dedicated sale to this new buying force.

“The auction will feature a series of original works and signed prints to offer something for all buyers and budgets, up to a value of around £ 800. As the Covid crisis has placed more emphasis on our homes and our way of life, we’ve seen a direct correlation with the growing number of new bidders for every sale we’ve made over the past 12 months, buyers now searching for individual items. rather than just looking to the main street.

“This has been a real boon for regional auction houses across the country and we hope The Affordable Art Sale will help meet the market demand for original works of art as the ‘don’t buy’ trend again “continues to accelerate.”

Cheffins collaborated with Molly Mahon, block printer, fabric and wallpaper designer, to show how works of art can come to life against a patterned background.

Brett says, “We worked closely with Molly Mahon and her team to select the best wallpaper designs to illustrate what some of these works of art would look like in a home environment. The colors and patterns of the wallpaper really helped bring these images to life and hopefully will help encourage more collectors to come to the sale.

The sale will take place in the Cheffins auction rooms in Cambridge and online at For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department on 01223 213343 or [email protected].

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