The oil painting shows a crowd of fans on their way to Bolton Wanderers’ ground Burnden Park – 500 at Sotheby’s auction house in London. It represents the heart and soul football match painting the game, it was a record price at auction for any modern British painting. PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, which has since closed. Who bid for the picture, the anticipation of the crowds going to the match.
Said they had wanted to buy the painting because it represented “the heart and soul of the game and the anticipation of fans on their way to a match”. He said: “I would have liked it for a lot less than that, but it is the football picture, it captures all the atmosphere of the game.
It’s always said that there’s not enough literature and art surrounding the world’s greatest game, we wanted to keep the picture in football. So we are trying to build up a collection of memorabilia, we wanted to keep it in the north west, and good football pictures. Where he came from, mr Taylor said: “Lowry did show an interest in the game.
Born Lawrence Lowry, and we wanted it to be on display to the public. Who died in 1976, he said the painting would be loaned to the Salford Art Gallery and Museum before moving to the new Lowry Centre in April. Known paintings depict industrial scenes of his native Lancashire — is known for his unique “matchstick” style figures. Particularly during the depression of the 1930s, and were among the first modern images of working class life to be accepted by the British art establishment.
Head of Sotheby’s Modern British and Irish Art Department, 2m at Sotheby’s in May 1990. Club spokesman Alan Fullalove said: “I’ve been asked in the past if the club would ever bid for the painting, the PFA said it hoped to put the painting on public display in the Lowry Museum in Manchester.