Spencer, Stanley - Symbolism 06 - Sunflower and Dog Worship 1937
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The value of Spencer's paintings soared after a retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1980.
The Resurrection; waking up fetched £770,000 at Christie's early in 1990, and in May of that year his Crucifixion (1958) fetched £1,320,000.
"It was an all-time record for a modern British painting, and would have astounded Stanley, who was poor for so long."
By 2011, Sunflower and Dog Worship sold for £5.4m, beating a record of £4.7m set a few minutes earlier for Workmen in the House.
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