Modern & Contemporary Art 

 

Sworders are delighted to offer six auctions a year dedicated to the sale of modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples, and drawings. The calendar comprises two live auctions and four increasingly popular timed sales.

Catalogues feature works by largely, but by no means exclusively, British artists, including Henry Moore, John Piper, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Ben Nicholson, John Nash, David Hockney, L S Lowry, and Sandra Blow, with notable recent successes for works from St Ives School artists Sir Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. This is a dynamic and popular area of the market with established and new purchasers keen to collect these bright and sometimes challenging works.

20th Century East Anglian art is now more popular than ever, with Sworders the market leader in the field, having established world record prices for several artists from the region. Works by Cedric Morris, Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Walter Hoyle, and Michael Rothenstein remain in high demand. Though, as prices for these names move further beyond the reach of most collectors’ pockets, we have seen a steady rise in the popularity of works from other local artists Lucy Harwood, Allan Walton and Joan Warburton.

Sworders specialist team has extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, valuing and promoting works of art. We uphold a reputation for our marketing prowess, which when combined with an extensive private client base, strong and longstanding relationships with the trade, and an international reach, has resulted in countless exceptional prices being achieved.

Furthermore, our London Gallery, situated just a moment’s walk from Leicester Square, adjacent to London’s vibrant Covent Garden in the West End, with its 700 square feet of exhibition space, enables us to showcase works in the very heart of the London and UK art market.

If you would like to discuss the consignment of an individual work or an entire collection or would like information about a forthcoming sale, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist team.

 

Results & Highlights

East Anglian & Great Bardfield Artist Directory

Welcome to the Sworders East Anglian and Great Bardfield Artist Directory where you will find information on the very talented group of artists who resided in Great Bardfield and the area of East Anglia.

 

Our specialists

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

Amy Scanlon

Amy Scanlon
Head of Modern & Contemporary Art

T: 01279 817778
E: amyscanlon@sworder.co.uk

Jane Oakley

Jane Oakley
Paintings Specialist | Head of Department

T: 01279 817778
E: janeoakley@sworder.co.uk

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News & Articles

John Maltby | A Legacy of British Art Pottery

Sworders' Design department is thrilled to present three distinct sculptures by John Maltby in the upcoming two day sale on the 19 and 20 October. Featuring several members of Maltby’s recurring cast, from the humble raven to the monolithic king, these are expected to fetch £1,000-1,500 each.

29 September 2021

A 'How To' Guide to Identifying and Buying Prints

Buying prints at auction is a great way to start an art collection. Prints are typically from limited editions, making them more affordable than one-off pieces such as oil paintings. Yet, the printmaking process is highly skilled, each plate onto which the artist creates an image needs to be perfect in order to achieve the desired finish. Eleanor Garthwaite tells us more...

23 September 2021

"A Catastrophe I Didn’t Want to Avoid"

Nearing her one hundredth birthday on 26th November this year, Marie Françoise Gilot has lived a remarkable life from her decade-long love affair with Picasso in her early twenties, to becoming the talented painter and writer celebrated today.

23 September 2021