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  • NEW WORLD RECORD FOR JOE TILSON AT CHRISTIE’S

    JOE TILSON (B. 1928) Gagarin, Star, Triangle sold for £169,250. (Click on image to enlarge).

    THERE was a new world record for the British Pop artist Joe Tilson at Christie’s sale of Modern British Art in London.  His Gagarin, Star, Triangle made  £169,250 over a top estimate of  £120,000.  It is signed and dated 1968 on the reverse of each wooden relief. Born in London in 1928 Joe Tilson  was the subject of a retrospective at the Royal Academy in 2002. His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, MoMA in New York and the Stedelijk in Amsterdam.

    The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who died in 1968, was the first human to journey into outer space when he orbited the earth in 1961.

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