Contemporary British Art Consignment
Are you looking to part with an acquired or inherited piece of modern art from a British artist? Or perhaps you wish to sell a modern or contemporary British art collection you have built? If so, now is the time to consign a painting, print, photograph or ceramic, and be included in our upcoming auctions. To discover the value of your collection, simply submit your photos and information of the artworks to Sotheby's through our easy-to-use and confidential online estimate form.
Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art department offers the very best of 20th-century British art, both through record-breaking results in our quarterly various owner auctions and also through our landmark single owner sales, bringing to auction the art collections of those who have shaped and transformed the 20th century British art field. In fact, our sales from last year totaled over $20 million GBP which featured works from artists such as David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Richard Hamilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, L.S. Lowry, Terry O’Neill, Chris Levine, and Dame Lucie Rie. When you are ready to sell, Sotheby’s can help you sell modern British art at auction for the highest price.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my modern British art?Our Modern & Post-War British Art sales are held in London in June and November and our cross-collecting Made in Britain auctions are in April and September, which focus on British talent across the disciplines of fine art, prints, photography, design and studio ceramics, with the inaugural online iteration in November 2018.
- Does Sotheby's sell contemporary British art online?Absolutely. Today’s collectors are in search of modern British art and contemporary British art through private sales, online through sothebys.com, and live auctions when they can be resumed. When you submit your art online, our specialists will consider it for consignment for any one of our upcoming sales. To learn more about our privates sales, click here .
- Can I sell artwork I have created through Sotheby's?As an auction house, Sotheby's only sells contemporary British art that is part of the secondary market. All artwork in our auctions have previously sold through galleries, commissions, art fairs, or other primary market sale venues. We suggest contacting a contemporary gallery if you are interested in selling your work.
- What is Sotheby's fee to appraise my modern and contemporary British art?Sotheby's does not provide appraisals. Rather, our specialists review submissions and provide complimentary valuations for any contemporary British art we believe we can sell in an auction. If your artwork is not an appropriate fit for a Sotheby's auction, we will do our best to recommend an alternate resource to sell your work.