London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 21 January 2020 launches the 20th Century auction series in London and will be followed by the Modern British Art Day Sale and The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on 22 and 23 January respectively. Highlights from the Evening Auction include Henry Moore’s Square Form, a rare surreal sculpture from 1936 (estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000, illustrated above, left) and a recently discovered painting by L.S. Lowry. Bought directly from the artist and remaining in the same collection since then, The Mill, Pendlebury (1943, estimate: £700,000-1,000,000, illustrated above, right) has never been seen in public. Hero II (estimate: £350,000-450,000) by William Turnbull was created in 1958 and included by David Hockney in his portrait of the collectors Fred and Marcia Weisman, American Collectors (1968). One of three sculptures included in the composition, Hero II is being offered from the Collection of Richard L. Weisman. The Evening Auction will also feature early Modernist paintings by Ben Nicholson, John Piper, and Richard Lin alongside the Vorticists David Bomberg, William Roberts and Lawrence Atkinson. Two paintings by Howard Hodgkin from The Jeremy Lancaster Collection continue to illustrate the collector’s career-long support for the artist.The Modern British Art Day Sale, taking place on 22 January, will feature a selection of Modernist sculpture by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink. A series of postcards written by Lucian Freud to his then-girlfriend Felicity Hellaby provide intimate insight into the artist’s life and are offered with an estimate of £4,000-6,000. Further highlights illustrate the close relationships that existed between artists in London with Leon Kossoff’s Dalston Junction (1974, estimate: £60,000-80,000) which he gifted to Frank Auerbach in the 1970s and works by Peter Blake and Auerbach which were gifted to Joe Tilson.The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on 23 January features 80 works spanning British art throughout the 20th century. Allen Freer not only amassed a collection of 350 works altogether, but he wrote extensively on artists whose work he acquired, publishing volumes on John Nash and Keith Vaughan.