Modern British & Irish art continues to be a growing sector within the art market and one that provides exciting opportunities for the new and seasoned collector alike. Featuring a wide selection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture, these auctions trace the history of Britain & Ireland from 1900 to the present day, from the Edwardian era through two World Wars and into the Post-War and Post-Modern world.
Artists and movements represented include: Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group, David Bomberg and the Whitechapel Boys, Patrick Heron and the St Ives School, Mary Fedden, John Hoyland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sandra Blow, Richard Smith, Peter Blake, and Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and the YBAs, to name a few.
Previous departmental highlights include a record-breaking result for Dame Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Small Sun’, 1969, achieving £75,000 and an excellent result for former Turner Prize nominee, Ian Davenport, achieving £69,500 for ‘Poured Lines’, 1993. Of recent success was the sale of Patrick Caulfield’s 1964 oil on board ‘Pony’ which came directly from the artist to the vendor the year it was produced and achieved a sale price of £275,000.
The department has also run successful sales of large collections including private estates, such as Robert Heller, the late director of Flowers Gallery; large organisations, such as the Royal Society of Sculptors; and the estates of artists, including David Leverett and Leonard Rosoman.
The department is delighted to present three auctions annually providing a number of opportunities to buy or sell throughout the year.
With a wealth of in-house experience our team of specialists are available for complimentary auction valuations and to advise on the current market. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Specialist team.