Curator's Picks: Maeve Doyle - Secret Auction 2019

 Maeve Doyle -

Maeve Doyle is an internationally renowned Curator, the Artistic Director of Maddox Gallery and a broadcaster. She is BBC Radio's Art Correspondent and the host of 'A Private View with Maeve Doyle' on Soho Radio's Culture Channel. Maeve studied at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada, and was the owner of London gallery, Doyle Devere, and was at the helm of Mayfair's infamous Bankrobber gallery which was responsible for the sale of the Banksy mural 'Slave Labour' and 'Girl with Balloon'.

We asked Maeve to select her top 5 artworks from our Secret Auction 2019.

Can you guess the artist behind each artwork?

Lot 82 - The Meeting (Mixed Media on Paper)

This is as much about the painter’s imagination and body morphing that in my mind references Salvador Dali.


Lot 83 - Winter Wilderness (Glazed Acrylic on Card)

The winter light and my Canadian upbringing makes this piece feel instantly familiar - a welcome nod to Billy Childish.


Lot 86 - Faces (Glazed Acrylic on Card)

The bold graphic lines, jewel like colours that appear flat on the canvas express the feeling of a sea of people or crowd scene.


Lot 211 - Museum (Pencil, Gouache, Acrylic and Indian Ink on Paper)

How people behave in public is the flaneur obsession, this anonymous character study satisfies my people watching urge.


Lot 225 - Cutting Some Rug (Acrylic on Paper)

This charismatic picture hints at a narrative I’d love to be included in.


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