Sale of a collection of artworks from the private estate of Andrew Salkey

June 4, 2024

On behalf of the Salkey family, the George Padmore Institute (GPI) presents the upcoming sale of a collection of artworks in the private estate of Andrew Salkey (1928–1995). Lots 305–333 will be auctioned on Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 14:30 at Roseberys Fine Art Auctioneers. 

A broadcaster, journalist and author, Salkey was an influential figure in post-war British and Caribbean cultural and literary history. A Jamaican national, Salkey oversaw the Caribbean section of the BBC World Service and co-founded the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) in London in 1966 along with the GPI’s co-founder John La Rose and the poet and historian Kamau Brathwaite. 

The collection includes works by Denis Williams (lot 305), Patrick Procktor (lot 333), Errol Lloyd (lot 310) and Aubrey Williams (lots 306–309). Both Denis Williams and Aubrey Williams were born in Guyana but emigrated to Britain post war, with their work regularly receiving academic and critical attention, including recent displays at the Barbican and Tate Britain. Errol Lloyd is a Jamaican artist who was also closely associated with CAM and whose artwork features significantly on the GPI website.The sale collection also features illustrations for Salkey’s novels by William Papas (lots 312–317).

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Read more about the CAM archive collection at the GPI on our website.

Lot 306. Aubrey Williams, Guyanese/British 1926-1990 – Maridowa Series no.2, 1964; oil on canvas, signed, dated and titled on the reverse 'Aubrey Williams 64 Maridowa Series 2', 91.6 x 101.7 cm (ARR)


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