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 five 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 hold weekly valuation days every Wednesday in our London offices at 15 Cecil Court, in the heart of Covent Garden, and also regularly in our Hertford offices.

Past Auction Highlights


Next Auction



Modern and Contemporary Art - Timed Auction - Fri 1 Jul to Sun 10 Jul
Modern and Contemporary Art - Timed Auction - Fri 1 Jul to Sun 10 Jul
Sun, 10th Jul 2022 18:00
Last consignment: Fri, 10th Jun 2022


Amy Scanlon & Jane Oakley

Meet Our Specialists


Jane Oakley | Head of Pictures

With over 20 years auction experience, She has a broad knowledge of British and Continental paintings both old and new. She has a particular interest in the early 20th century, Bloomsbury and Scottish Art, having previously run the Scottish sales at Sotheby’s. In her time at Sworders she has created many world record prices and oversaw The Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate Collection, Badgemore Grange.

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Amy Scanlon | Head of Modern & Contemporary Art

Has been with Sworders since 2009 and is passionate about Modern British Art with a particular interest in Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, St Ives, Great Bardfield, and Benton End schools. In her current role as Head of Modern & Contemporary Art, she is excited to now be running five sales a year.

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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