On Sunday 23rd October Antiques Roadshow introduced by Fiona Bruce and filmed at the National Trust property at Baddesley Clinton near Solihull featured a lovely Fred Yates oil painting.
Dealer Philip Mould chatted with the owner about the history of the painting entitled The Nudist Colony Annual Dinner Dance. Discussing Fred Yates with reference to his contemporary L S Lowry and the sophistication of his work which is often overlooked by the establishment. The painting is a typical Fred Yates ‘funny’ full of the joy that the artist managed to squeeze from his paint tubes and onto his canvases. Fred Yates wanted his work to hang in all rooms of a house and would have been pleased that this one resided in the owner’s bathroom.
A valuation of £5000 – £6000 was Philip Mould’s estimate.
Philip Mould with the Fred Yates painting
Nudist Colony Annual Dinner Dance by Fred Yates
If you are thinking about buying a Fred Yates original work do check out the FYG Fred Yates Paintings For Sale page where you can see a variety of Fred Yates Original paintings which are currently available from Orangehat Contemporary
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An exhibition of selected works by Fred Yates will be showing at Whitespaceart Salcombe from Fri 23rd Sept – Fri 7th Oct.
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FYG has just returned from a visit to sunny Kernow. Whilst there I visited the cottage that Fred Yates lived in near St Just back in the late eighties. Amazingly FYG got invited in by the owner who bought the cottage from Fred when he sold it. All in all an exciting afternoon! More to follow…..
Please be aware that over the last 2 – 3 years there have been hundreds of terrible quality Fred Yates copies being sold on Ebay. Some of these are based on known genuine originals, while others bare little resemblance to a genuine Fred Yates painting. These worthless works are known as trappers. Often they are sold as in the manner of the artist, sometimes the vendors pretend to have a provenance. Make no mistake the vendors know that these paintings are NOT genuine works painted by Fred Yates. They are hoping that someone with little knowledge of the artist will take a chance that they have found a bargain. Ebay has little interest in whether a painting is genuine or not. DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD – EARNED MONEY.
FYG is currently working on material to create pages telling the story of Fred Yates’s time living in Fowey and Lostwithiel. Do check back here soon to see new developments. If you have any interesting stories or ephemera to share – do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently showing Fred Yates The Last Paintings exhibition at John Martin Gallery in Mayfair.
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The wonderful last paintings of Fred Yates – the culmination of over 50 years of a voyage of discovery into the art of painting.
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