Documenting a project by Nina Pope which used the 'restaging' of an auction held in 1949 at Kimbolton Castle as the starting point for a new work. The original 1949 catalogue inspired 56 new works by invited contemporary artists and designers including Richard Slee, Margarita Gluzberg and Freddie Robins. Each invited artist chose a lot from the original sale list and created a work in response to it.
The new commissioned pieces were shown alongside paintings from the original Manchester collection in the staterooms of Kimbolton Castle and the actual sale took place in the Castle courtyard. .
This richly illustrated catalogue features wonderful photographs by Howard Sooley and an introductory essay â€˜Sunset at Kimboltonâ€™ by Duncan McLaren.
Only a few copies are now available!
See the project web pages for more details about the auction and artists involved.