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Scout Beck
Features Writer
12:43 PM 9th February 2020

Lowry’s ‘Going To The Match’ Is Up For Sale

One of artist L S Lowry’s most recognisable prints, ‘Going to the Match’ is up for sale at North Yorkshire’s Tennants auctioneers on February 29th.

Estimated as having a value upwards of £15,000, the artist once called naive and a ‘Sunday painter’ leaves behind some of the most desirable art globally as his legacy.

He immortalised the industry of Manchester, created portraits of the ordinary and the strange he saw in everyday people and painted land and seascapes haunting in their sparseness.

The auction house in Leyburn should expect interest.

Lowry’s original paintings have sold for over £5 million with Christie’s auction house selling a recently discovered painting of Pendlebury, Lancashire for £2.65 million a fortnight ago.

Far from naive the artist trained for ten years.

Famously lonely in his personal life, Lowry was an astute observer and his paintings of crowds and hordes heads down aiming for factories, football matches and schools captured a truth of the time and the truth of now.

When accused of his depictions of people as ‘puppets’, he said ‘I just paint the people as I see them.’

I think there are many who are glad he did.

https://bid.tennants.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/814/lot/507826/Preview%20lot:%20After%20Laurence%20Stephen%20Lowry%20RA,%20RBA%20(1887-1976)