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Modern and Contemporary Art

Modern and Contemporary Art

Modern and Contemporary Art

Dreweatts offers bi-annual sales of Modern & Contemporary Art comprising traditional and post-war Modern British art, alongside Impressionist and international contemporary art spanning the breadth of the 20th century up to the present day. The auctions cover a wide range of media including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, limited edition prints and photographs. In addition, our regular online sales provide an outlet for more modestly priced works, allowing us to cater for every budget. The picture team is also regularly involved in Dreweatts’ flagship Collections sales which have seen unprecedented success and witnessed some truly significant prices.

Our specialists have a passion for their subject combined with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the auction market. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible guidance to both consignors and buyers and are happy to advise on items for sale, insurance, or probate. Our printed catalogues offer intelligent scholarship backed up by creative online and traditional marketing as well as an innovative and informative website. Our Modern & Contemporary Art sales are held at Dreweatts’ Donnington Priory saleroom in March and October with highlights previewed at our London exhibition space on Pall Mall. 

From single owner collections and studio sales to individual stand-out lots, Dreweatts Modern & Contemporary Art sales offer a plethora of enticing artworks. Whether it is an evocative still life by one of the Bloomsbury Group or a 1950s abstract landscape by Ivon Hitchens; from Pop Art to YBAs and Urban Art, you can trust the team at Dreweatts to research, present, and market your work so that it is seen by bidders all over the world and achieves its full potential at auction.

On Wednesday 16 March, Dreweatts held its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art. Comprising 193 lots, the auction included a cross-section of works from sculpture to oils, drawings and limited edition prints representing some of the most important artists from the modern British era right through to the contemporary. The auction totalled £1,115,663 (incl. buyer's premium), 30% above the pre-sale high estimate. One of the highlights was when the recently discovered 'Mother and Child' sculpture by esteemed British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986), sold for a hammer price of £320,000 | Learn more

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Henry Moore 'Mother and Child' Sculpture sells at Auction for £320,000 Hammer Price | Modern and Contemporary Art Highlights | 16 March 2022

Henry Moore 'Mother and Child' Sculpture sells at Auction for £320,000 Hammer Price | Modern and Contemporary Art Highlights | 16 March 2022 Image
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