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03/12/2014 : Sculptures by famous Liverpool artist Arthur Dooley to go under the hammer in our December auction at The Liverpool Saleroom.

The Liverpool Saleroom are proud to present never before seen works from the private collection of the artistís son Paul Dooley; exclusive to the market, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of local history as well as an artwork of great significance.

Four sculptures by Arthur Dooley will go to auction on Wednesday 3rd December.

They were inherited by the artist’s son Paul Dooley and have never been put on the market before. As such they are expected to garner huge interest locally and to art collectors from around the world.

The Liverpool legend famously led a colourful life, but it was whilst working as a welder to build HMS Ark Royal at Birkenhead, he found his vocation. He started to experiment by creating sculptures from the metal around him and was since quoted as saying  “The shipyard was really my art school.”

Paul Dooley, who is a stonemason based in Clapham, inherited much of his father’s work during his time working with him at his Seel Street studio. Having relocated to a smaller London studio, he would like them to be sold in Liverpool and to see the special pieces go to a good home to be enjoyed once more. Here at the Liverpool saleroom we have sold a number of sculptures by Arthur Dooley. There is a competitive market and thus the pieces are expected to make several thousand pounds.


The works by Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley, as featured in The Echo newspaper, will be included in our December auction: 03/12/2014 - Toys, Antiques & General Auction. Viewing: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 10.00am – 8.00pm

Images from Left:

A maquette in polished aluminium of "Four Lads Who Shook The World", height 38cm.

A maquette cast in aluminium, a working model for the sculpture of "Miss L. Salvador", height 30cm.

A full size working model in metal in fibreglass of the Hillsborough memorial statue, depicting the figure of Christ, height 83cm.

A fibreglass and steel maquette figure of a gent, height 165cm.