Modern & Post-War British Art

Sotheby’s leads the market in selling 20th Century British art. We offer the very best of British paintings, drawings and sculpture from throughout the last century. The artists and periods we handle range from ground-breaking Edwardians such as Augustus John and William Nicholson, to Modernist and Surrealist works made between the World Wars, through Neo-Romanticism to the realism and abstraction of the 1950s, the birth of Pop Art and right up to those working in the present day.

Sotheby’s landmark sale of The Evill/Frost Collection, the most prestigious collection of 20th Century British art ever to come to the market, continued a legacy of offering the most important single-owner collections in this field. The two-part sale totalled a record-breaking £39 million, the highest-ever total for a sale of 20th Century British Art and set eight new world auction records for artists such as Sir Stanley Spencer, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Heron and a record for a Lucian Freud work on paper (Beach Scene with a Boat, £2,617,250). In 2009 Sotheby’s held A Life in Pictures: The Collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough, a white-glove sale, with 100% of lots sold, and outstanding results for the best British artists.

Modern British Art sales are held in London in June and November.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art sales, please click here.
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6424

Sotheby’s leads the market in selling 20th Century British art. We offer the very best of British paintings, drawings and sculpture from throughout the last century. The artists and periods we handle range from ground-breaking Edwardians such as Augustus John and William Nicholson, to Modernist and Surrealist works made between the World Wars, through Neo-Romanticism to the realism and abstraction of the 1950s, the birth of Pop Art and right up to those working in the present day.

Sotheby’s landmark sale of The Evill/Frost Collection, the most prestigious collection of 20th Century British art ever to come to the market, continued a legacy of offering the most important single-owner collections in this field. The two-part sale totalled a record-breaking £39 million, the highest-ever total for a sale of 20th Century British Art and set eight new world auction records for artists such as Sir Stanley Spencer, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Heron and a record for a Lucian Freud work on paper (Beach Scene with a Boat, £2,617,250). In 2009 Sotheby’s held A Life in Pictures: The Collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough, a white-glove sale, with 100% of lots sold, and outstanding results for the best British artists.

Modern British Art sales are held in London in June and November.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art sales, please click here.
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6424

EspertiView All

Senior Director, Head of Department, Modern & Post-War British Art
+44 20 7293 5575
Director, Senior Specialist, Modern & Post-War British Art
+44 207 293 5381
Deputy Director, Specialist, Modern & Post-War British Art
+44 207 293 5560
Deputy Director, Specialist, Modern & Post-War British Art
+44 207 293 5268

Sotheby’s leads the market in selling 20th Century British art. We offer the very best of British paintings, drawings and sculpture from throughout the last century. The artists and periods we handle range from ground-breaking Edwardians such as Augustus John and William Nicholson, to Modernist and Surrealist works made between the World Wars, through Neo-Romanticism to the realism and abstraction of the 1950s, the birth of Pop Art and right up to those working in the present day.

Sotheby’s landmark sale of The Evill/Frost Collection, the most prestigious collection of 20th Century British art ever to come to the market, continued a legacy of offering the most important single-owner collections in this field. The two-part sale totalled a record-breaking £39 million, the highest-ever total for a sale of 20th Century British Art and set eight new world auction records for artists such as Sir Stanley Spencer, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland, Patrick Heron and a record for a Lucian Freud work on paper (Beach Scene with a Boat, £2,617,250). In 2009 Sotheby’s held A Life in Pictures: The Collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough, a white-glove sale, with 100% of lots sold, and outstanding results for the best British artists.

Modern British Art sales are held in London in June and November.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art sales, please click here.
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6424