Modern British & Irish Art

The Modern British and Irish Art department offers paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of the leading artists of the 20th century such as Peter Blake, Barbara Hepworth and L.S. Lowry. Ranging from early British Modernism to the present day, the category includes British Pop Art, Cornish Abstraction, the School of London, Vorticism and the Camden Town Group. 

Christie’s holds two specialised Evening and Day sales in this category annually at King Street in London, and three specialised 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.


Image credits: Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959), Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Conversation Between Punts, 1955. (detail). © Estate of Sir Stanley Spencer / Bridgeman Images.

Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986), Reclining Figure: Festival. Photograph © Susan Young