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Guernsey artist becomes first from the island to sell at Sotheby's

Peter Le Vasseur at his Guernsey studio Credit: ITV Channel TV

A painting by a Guernsey artist has just been sold at Sotheby's in London.

Peter Le Vasseur is thought to be the first artist from the island to have one of his paintings on sale at the international auction house.

His painting 'Tattooed Sailor' was originally sold for 90 guineas to the Duke of Bedford in the 1960s but this time sold for more than £6,000.

Tattooed Sailor sold for over £6,000 at Sotheby's auction house Credit: Peter Le Vasseur

Peter is now exhibiting his latest collection, on the theme of conservation and ecology, at the Coach House Gallery.

  • WATCH: We met up with Peter at his new exhibition, to find out more about his life's work and talk a bit about his art work - the 'Tattooed Sailor' - which we should warn you, does include nudity from the start of Sophie Dulson's report.

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