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News: Hadassah and Christies partnership in David Bomberg Art Auction

Hadassah and Christies partnership in David Bomberg Art Auction


Hadassah UK and Christie’s will be continuing on 21st November 2013 to present an auction of over 30 original pieces of art by British artist David Bomberg at Christie’s Auction House in London.


The sale will help completion of the equipping of Hadassah’s $370million 19-storey surgical tower in Jerusalem which opened last year. It is a continuation of the “Chagall Project” partnership between Hadassah and Christie’s in which sponsorship is offered to the beautiful stained glass windows of the Abbell Synagogue in the Hadassah Ein Kerem campus and art works are donated for sale.


Bomberg was one of the most audacious of the exceptional generation of artists who studied at the Slade School of Art. He painted a series of complex geometric compositions combining the influences of cubism and futurism in the years immediately preceding World War I. He was expelled from the Slade School of Art in 1913, because of the audacity of his breach from the conventional approach of that time. Bomberg moved to a more figurative style in the 1920s and his work became increasingly dominated by portraits and landscapes drawn from nature.


Bomberg died in 1956 and has undergone a renaissance in recent years and he was labelled as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century in the BBC series British Masters. His 1944 painting Evening in the City of London depicts the survival of St Pauls’ during the blitz of London and has been described as "most moving of all paintings of wartime Britain".


It is unusual to have such a selection of works by one artist offered in a single sale. The paintings are all fresh to the market and offer a rare opportunity to own an original work by an important master of the 20th century. A significant part of this Bomberg sale is donated to Hadassah.


Viewing 17-20th November at Christie’s, King Street, London. Catalogue to follow shortly.


Please could you forward this onwards to anyone you may feel may have an interest in this sale.


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