Sell Your Modern & Contemporary Art With Sworders

Modern & Contemporary Art Consignments


Interested in the value of your 20th Century or Contemporary Art? Sworders specialists are here to help you understand the auction potential of your property. Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with your complimentary auction estimate.


Throughout the year, we hold six sales of Modern & Contemporary art comprising of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, prints and multiples: two sales are live auctions with viewing in our saleroom in Stansted Mountfitchet with highlights exhibited at Sworders London Gallery in the heart of the capital. The department, headed by Amy Scanlon, boasts annual sales of over £1.3 million.

 Selling with Sworders is Simple

Wondering how much your Modern & Contemporary works are worth? To receive a complimentary auction estimate, we offer the following convenient and confidential options:

Request an Estimate Online

Simply submit images and information about your pieces through our online valuation form and we will be in touch with their auction estimate.

Meet With a Specialist in Person at One of Our Offices

Contact to arrange an appointment

Valuation Days

Specialists are available by appointment daily at our Stansted Mountfitchet saleroom. We also hold regular valuation days in both our London and Hertford offices.

Past Auction Highlights


Next Auction



Paint. Print. Sculpt.
Paint. Print. Sculpt.
11th Aug, 2024 18:00
Last consignment: 12th Jul, 2024
Amy Scanlon


Meet Our Specialist


Amy Scanlon | Head of Pictures

Amy has been with Sworders since 2009 and now heads the picture department. With six sales of Modern & Contemporary Art per year this is an area of the market which she has been keen to grow. Amy is passionate about Modern British Art with a particular interest in Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, St Ives, Great Bardfield, and Benton End schools. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Throughout the year, Modern art is constantly in demand by collectors and connoisseurs. Our sales are spaced regularly throughout the year from January to November, Sworders is always available to help you sell your Modern & Contemporary Art. Simply complete our online valuation form to request your complimentary auction estimate and receive advice on selling.

We are here to help! Our specialists are very happy to provide you with a valuation or probate of your collection. You never know, you might have a life-changer in the back of your cupboard!

We have a dedicated marketing team who will promote the sale through digital and print channels, using social media and direct marketing. Our two live auctions produce a fully illustrated catalogue which is sent to our top buyers and collectors. In addition, all sales will be listed for bidding on our website and also on, enabling us to reach a worldwide audience of bidders.

We are always on the lookout for works by well-known Modern British names and have performed exceptionally well with East Anglian artists like those connected with Benton End, like Cedric Morris, or with Great Bardfield, like Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Simply take a photo of your pieces, send them to our specialists and we will reply with an auction valuation!

We have regular valuation events in London, Stansted and Hertford offices, please call or email us to book an appointment for your most convenient location. | 01279 817778