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  • Conor Harrington's Dance with the Devil to make $75,500?
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Conor Harrington's Dance with the Devil to make $75,500?

Conor Harrington's Dance with the Devil (2013) is estimated to make £30,000-50,000 ($45,369-75,615) in Bonhams' Founded sale in London on January 28.

Harrington began his career as a street artist whose large-scale paintings grace walls around the world, from Bristol to Bethlehem.

Conor Harrington Bonhams
Conor Harrington is a well-known street artist

He tends to focus on historical themes as shown in the present lot, which depicts two men engaged in a duel.

The piece is executed in oil and spray paint and forms part of the artist's acclaimed L'amour et la Violence series.

A set of 84 drawings by British artist Cecily Brown is another highlight, with an identical valuation of £30,000-50,000 ($45,369-75,615).

The collection is inspired by the erotic illustrations of the old masters, but offers a female perspective.  

Bonhams comments: "Brown depicts a sexuality informed by the mores and morals of the late 20th Century influenced by the harsh, sometimes brutal imagery of modern pornography."

A work by Peter Doig, Lion in the Sand M-16, is likely to prove another highlight, with a £5,000-7,000 ($7,561-10,586) estimate.

The piece was painted on a decommissioned assault rifle for the M16 exhibition at London's Frieze Art Fair.

A total of 15 rifles were modified by well-known artists, including Jeremy Deller and the Chapman brothers, and all will be auctioned in the sale to benefit anti-war charity Peace One Day.

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    Paul Fraser
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