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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01279 817778.
Estimate £8000 - £12000
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 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.
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