Lowry's £5m 'Football Match'

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The Independent Culture

A painting by LS Lowry that had not been seen in public for two decades has sold for £5.6m.

The 1949 work, called The Football Match, was bought at an auction at Christie's in London yesterday, setting a new world record for the artist.

It is not known who bought the painting, which is one of the most eye-catching depictions of the sport by the Manchester City-supporting painter.