Buy Modern and Contemporary Prints at Auction

Affordable Modern and Contemporary Prints at Auction


Launched in January 2017, Sworders Modern and Contemporary Prints department now conducts two specialist sales each year. The department is headed by Shane Xu who brings a wealth of expertise to a burgeoning market. Our Modern and Contemporary Prints sales are a culmination of years of work and study, building up detailed knowledge of artists and the market, while focusing on what buyers and sellers want on an international basis.

The sales are diverse, catering for all tastes and budgets, offering works by leading British and international printmakers such as Bridget Riley, Grayson Perry, Lill Tschudi, Nicolas de Staël, Banksy and Yayoi Kusama. Prints are proving a hugely popular way to engage new audiences in art collecting due to their affordability and accessibility.

Our next Modern and Contemporary Prints Auction takes place on Wednesday 9 May 2018. Please find a selection of forthcoming highlights below.

To find out more about the sale, please contact Shane Xu - or call 01279 817778.




Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

Shane Xu


Shane came to Sworders in early 2017 with 6 years experience in the modern and contemporary prints department at a leading London auction house. Before immersing herself in the art world, Shane was a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company in Shanghai.


T: 01279 817778



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News and Articles

Artwork from The House of St Barnabas (in liquidation)
Artwork from The House of St Barnabas (in liquidation)

Our upcoming auction features notable works from The House of St Barnabas (in liquidation), including a Banksy Soup Can screenprint, Rob Ryan's papercut The Map of My Entire Life, and the portrait Sisters by Portuguese artist Wanda Bernardino. These artworks, donated by the artists or their galleries, celebrate the legacy of the charity, which closed in 2024.

Celebrating Eduardo Paolozzi | A Pioneer of Pop Art in Britain
Celebrating Eduardo Paolozzi | A Pioneer of Pop Art in Britain

In 2024 we celebrate the centenary of the birth of sculptor and printmaker Eduardo Paolozzi. Widely believed to be a pioneer of the Pop Art movement in Britain, Paolozzi’s work reflects his interest in the influence of popular culture and the mass media on everyday life.

13 March 2024

Exploring the Artistic Legacy of Ronald Maddox
Exploring the Artistic Legacy of Ronald Maddox

From the fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall to the mountainous landscapes of Wales and Cumbria, Sworders are pleased to be offering a diverse selection of watercolour paintings by the artist Ronald Maddox for sale in our forthcoming Paint.Print.Sculpt auction.

9 February 2024


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If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.


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