Rare sculpture by city artist could fetch £5,000

City Built by Music
City Built by Music

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A RARE sculpture by world- renowned Portsmouth artist, Christopher Le Brun, is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000 when it goes under the hammer this week.

The impressive bronze, entitled City Built by Music, will be one of the star attractions in the McTear’s fine art sale in Glasgow on Thursday.

Le Brun was born in Portsmouth in 1951 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1970-74 and at Chelsea School of Art (MA) from 1974-75.

Collections with holdings of his works include the Tate Gallery, the British Museum, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Commenting on the sculpture Magda Ketterer, from McTear’s, said: ‘Le Brun’s work features in some of the world’s top galleries and it is rare to see a piece of this quality come to auction.’

Le Brun was elected to the Royal Academy in 1996 and in 2000 became the Academy’s first Professor of Drawing.

He is also a former trustee of the Tate, the National Gallery, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery

The McTear’s Fine Pictures sale will take place at McTear’s Auctioneers, Meiklewood Gate, Glasgow at 6pm on Thursday.

Go to mctears.co.uk for more information.