Sotheby’s Announcement – 2021-12-01

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021 admin

Dear collectors,

Momentum is central to our philosophy at the Lincoln Townley Studio, and many of you, as collectors, have shared in Lincoln’s rapid rise through the contemporary art world. It’s my great privilege to be able to connect directly with you and share news from within the studio as and when it develops.

In recent months, awareness of Lincoln’s work has been elevated to yet another level, spurring unprecedented demand, following the listing of multiple works by Sotheby’s, both in London and New York.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you an excerpt from the latest press release from Sotheby’s London:

The Private Sales team at Sotheby’s is proud to present a unique selection of Contemporary and Modern works of art available for immediate purchase. This impactful group consists of works by British legends such as Gilbert and George and Banksy as well as new and exciting artists to the secondary market; Lincoln Townley and STIK. Executed within the last two years, Lincoln Townley’s works from the Banker Series were completed in response to the artist’s previous job in nightclubs where the artist entertained high flyers from the industry in a seedy world of drugs and London’s nightlife. Townley, who is many years sober now, paints in fevered passion akin to Francis Bacon, yet the details of each face are erased to vibrant anonymity. Townley has had an explosive arrival at the auction market with a Banker painting selling for ten times its high estimate. The exhibition also features stunning works on paper by Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin and Sean Scully.

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Bacon’s Roulette Nights
This latest work from Lincoln Townley is a 40 x 50cm oil on canvas, a new piece from the Banker Collection.

View the Banker Collection
We now have our sights firmly set on our arrangements for Venice Biennale which begins in April 2022 – Lincoln has been invited back to exhibit at Palazzo Mora, following the great success of the last Biennale show in 2019. This next show will feature select works from the current Banker collection, as featured at Sotheby’s. The new catalogue and latest works are available to you, directly through the studio, before the show opens in Venice.

You can get in touch with me directly via, or through WhatsApp on +44 (0)7915 967 085.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

David, Studio Director