2015-08-06-peter-blake-boys-with-ties-e1433757148856 Sir Peter Blake, R.A, Boys with New Ties, painted circa 1955
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Jinty Stephenson, a fellow student of Blake's at at London's Royal College of Art, purchased the artwork from Blake which she paid for in weekly installments of £3 (£30 Sir Peter Blake painting set to sell for £350 000.)

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Boys with New Ties was estimated to sell for £250 000 - £350 000, on the night at Christie's Modern British & Irish Art Evening sale it reached a figure much greater than the upper end of the estimate.