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Monumental work by British sculptor Alfred Horace ‘Gerry’ Gerrard, titled ‘Joy’, estimated at £270,000-£300,000 ($340,000-$377,735) at Sworders.

Monumental sculptures by great British artists offered by Sworders May 19

FARNHAM, UK – Sworders is currently offering selected contents from The Sculpture Park, the open-air display in the village of Churt, England. The auction of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture runs online until Sunday, May 19. The catalog is now open for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

Run by artist, collector, and dealer Eddie Powell during the past 20 years, The Sculpture Park has become a popular visitor attraction, a favorite Instagram destination, and a successful e-commerce business boasting the largest collection of modern and contemporary sculptures in the UK. The proprietor’s eye is the single thread that ties together a diverse mix.

Among the older items in the sale are two monumental works by British 20th-century sculptor Alfred Horace ‘Gerry’ Gerrard (1899-1998). Joy, a 22.9ft (7m) wide three-sided Portland stone wall worked with linear and geometric motifs, dates from circa 1965 and is estimated at £270,000-£300,000 ($340,000-$377,735). The 16.4ft (5m) wide Dance, a single-sided wall carved with stylized masks from the same artist and era, is estimated at £90,000-£100,000 ($113,325-$125,900).

Gerrard, who spent most of his career as a professor of sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, is thought to have made them using stone reclaimed from the old Euston train station, which had been demolished. In 1960, the artist was awarded a silver medal from the Royal Society of British Sculptors for a similar project erected at London’s Abbey Wood Park.