Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

HANDSOME LOT

  • Comment
ASTRAGAL

Last week Astragal attended The Big A - an auction in aid of the Architects Benevolent Society. The event raised the handsome figure of £70,000, £700 of which came from two Louis Hellman cartoons - a sum that the poor chap could only dream of squeezing out of the AJ. An original pencil-andwash picture by Massimiliano Fuksas proved to be the most coveted lot, eventually snapped up by Jack Pringle for £4,800.

The bargain of the night? A print of the west and east elevations of Wembley Stadium signed by HOK Sport's Rod Sheard and Norman Foster. The first lot of the evening, it was supposed to set the auction off to a ying start, but in the end it sold for the relatively paltry sum of £600. Either the booze hadn't loosened up the bidders enough or the curse of Wembley had struck again.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.