Upcoming Auctions and Events

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Roger Hilton (1911-1975)
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more
Roger Hilton (1911-1975)

June - September 1953

Details
Roger Hilton (1911-1975)
June - September 1953
signed and inscribed 'Hilton/JUNE - SEPT. '53' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
13 x 18 ¼ in. (33 x 46.3 cm.)
Painted in 1953.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Bonham's, London, 12 March 2002, lot 110.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, British Surrealism and Other Realities: The Sherwin Collection, Middlesbrough, Institute of Modern Art, 2008, p. 67, illustrated.
S. Levy and T. Pirsig-Marshall (ed.), exhibition catalogue, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, Leeds, City Art Gallery, 2009, p. 161, illustrated.
Exhibited
Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum, Blast to Frieze: British Art in the Twentieth Century, September 2002 - January 2003, exhibition not numbered: this exhibition travelled to Tolouse, Les Abbattoirs, February - May 2003.
Middlesbrough, Institute of Modern Art, British Surrealism and Other Realities: The Sherwin Collection, May - August 2008, exhibition not numbered.
Leeds, City Art Gallery, British Surrealism in Context: A Collectors Eye, July - November 2009, exhibition not numbered.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay


The abstract painter submits himself entirely to the unknown. He believes that today, the true language of colour and form is obscured and rendered ineffective by being put to the service of representation. Thus he is like a man swinging out into the void; his only props his colours, his shapes and their space-creating powers. Can he construct with these means a barque capable of carrying not only himself to some further shore, but with the aid of others, a whole flotilla which may be seen, eventually as having been carrying humanity forward to their unknown destination.
- Roger Hilton
;

Related Articles

View all
Why Britain was first to go Po auction at Christies
Christies auction house James Christie logo
Restitution: how these Old Mas auction at Christies

More from Outside In: The Dr. Jeffrey Sherwin Collection

View All
View All