Piccadilly Circus, London was the top lot in the sale of the A.J. Thompson collection of art by L.S. Lowry at Sotheby’s in London on March 25. It made £5.1 million in a sale where the combined total reach £15.2 million.
Frances Christie, Sotheby’s Head of Modern & Post-War British Art Department said: “We are delighted with the results of tonight’s sale, which reflect the superb quality of the works that Tony Thompson collected so carefully over the course of three decades. His instinct to hone in on the very best examples of the artist’s work generated the enthusiastic response in the sale room. Underlying this evening’s success was notable international bidding for an artist who is typically considered to have a particularly British appeal. We saw participation from clients not only across Europe but also the US, demonstrating the widespread demand for this remarkable artist. These were collectors who were buying in this collecting category for the first time, as well as clients who were familiar to us but buying their first L.S. Lowry work. Tonight’s result is testament Tony’s passion for L.S. Lowry and his talent in assembling such an extraordinary collection.”