Postwar power struggle – in pictures

Innocent nudes, brooding seas and children at rest … postwar art by everyone from Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach to Lucian Freud and Patrick Heron is going on the chopping block at Sotheby's – capturing a time when a Cornish fishing village rivalled London as a centre for top art

“Put together over thirty years, this collection tells the story of British Art during the mid-20th Century when London had a serious rival as the centre of the art world in St Ives, a tiny fishing village at the far Western tip of England. ”

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