The Modern British and Irish Art department offers paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the foremost artists of the 20th century. It is a collecting area with diverse and universal appeal, ranging from early British Modernism to the present day, including the artistic movements of British Pop Art, Cornish Abstraction, the School of London, Vorticism and the Camden Town Group.
Christie’s holds two specialist Evening and Day sales in this category annually at King Street and three specialist sales at our South Kensington saleroom. Additionally, we have a dedicated Private Sales team that provides clients with a discreet, flexible option to buy and sell outside the auction timeline.
In 2013 Christie’s held some of the most successful ever sales in the Modern British Art category, demonstrating the great strength and international appeal of the market. The sales totalled over £39.5 million across the King Street and South Kensington salerooms, setting world record auction prices for some of the most important artists in the Modern British art field.