Michael Ayrton [1921-75] -  We specialise in the work of Michael Ayrton and represent the artist's estate - we will be holding an exhibition of his work in 2017.

He began as a painter as one of the UK's 'Neo- Romantic' group of artists, including Graham Sutherland, John Piper and Keith Vaughan. 

In 1954 Ayrton also began to sculpt and is now probably better known as a sculptor. He died at the age of only 54, but still had over 70 one-man exhibitions worldwide [approx. 13 in the USA].

Michael Ayrton sculpture & paintings are held in over 50 public collections throughout the world, including MOMA [NY] and the Tate Gallery [London]. There are several books on Michael Ayrton work and a large biography by Justine Hopkins.
                    MICHAEL AYRTON [1921-75] - 'Watching Figure'
                                 1957, bronze, ed.9, 35 cm long
           Provenance: Eric Linklater, Scotland; private collection, UK
Literature: 'Michael Ayrton Drawings & Sculpture', 1962/66, C P Snow, Cory,     Adams & Mackay, pl.55 [this cast illustrated]                          

Price    [including VAT and  UK delivery]                                         £ 9500

            MICHAEL AYRTON
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We want to buy sculpture, drawings and paintings by Michael Ayrton

We usually carry large stocks of Ayrton's work including etchings, drawings and paintings - please contact us if you are looking for anything in particular
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                      MICHAEL AYRTON - 'Discovery of Nautilus' 
              1969 - bronze & perspex - ed.9 [4/9] - 40 x 57 x 40 cm

Provenance: Private collection, UK [acquired directly from the artist's family]
Literature: 'Michael Ayrton', P.Cannon-Brookes, Birmingham Museums Press, 1978, p.118, pl. 212

The best of Ayrton's large reflectors [his most original work]

Price   [including VAT and UK delivery]                                         £ 12500   
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                                            MICHAEL AYRTON [1921-75]
                                                     Reflective Heads 1
                                                              1971
                                                             bronze
                                                       edition of 9 [1/9]
                                                       53 x 33 x 22 cm
Provenance: private collection, UK [acquired directly from the artist's family]
Literature: 'Michael Ayrton', P.Cannon-Brookes, 1977, Birmingham Museums Press
p.120, pl. 120

This is the first and larger of the 2 maquettes for the huge 22 feet high sculpture in Troy Michigan, USA [Ayrton's largest public sculpture]. There is a head on each side of the polished bronze screen, facing in different directions, with a smaller head inside each [see Cannon-Brookes p.119 for a more detailed description and analysis] 

Price [including VAT and UK delivery]                                                        £9500
MICHAEL AYRTON [1921-75]
Geode
1970
bronze and reflective perspex
edition of 9
51 x 38 x 23 cm

Price [including VAT & UK delivery]                                        £9500

                                           MICHAEL AYRTON [1921-75]
                                                       Minotaur Risen
                                                              1971
                                                   etching, edition of 75
                                                             signed
                                                          77 x 59 cm

Price [including VAT and UK delivery]                                         £950

We have the full set of 10 of Ayrton's Minotaur etchings available, the above is the most popular and most expensive - the price of the others ranged from £250 to £850