Contemporary & Post-War Art
Lyon & Turnbull’s Contemporary & Post-War Art specialists hold two auctions per year in our Scottish salerooms in Edinburgh, and internationally via our online art auctions. Their knowledge of the paintings, sculptures and the various visions of the artists is matched by their understanding of the world contemporary art markets, a combination that achieves excellent results.
In turn, these Contemporary & Post-War Art sale results have established our reputation as a significant alternative to selling in London.
Our auctions encompass work by both emerging and internationally regarded artists. We have achieved top prices for household names including John Hoyland (a world record), Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville, Sarah Lucas, Terry Frost and Callum Innes, but we also place great importance on the promotion of upcoming talent such as Toby Paterson, Nathan Coley and Martin Boyce. Regularly featured local favourites include John Bellany and the New Glasgow Boys Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Steven Campbell and Adrian Wiszniewski.
Through our Contemporary & Post-War Art auctions we aim to bring the dynamism of this remarkable market to current clients, as well as encourage a new generation of collectors who previously may only have experience of buying through galleries.
Lyon & Turnbull have extensive experience handling the sale of corporate collections, with major clients including Deloitte, Drambuie and Herbert Smith Freehills. Our Contemporary & Post-War Art auctions provide an exciting platform for such collections, and we pride ourselves on providing a professional, discrete and above all enthusiastic service. Similarly, we have a successful record with the sale of artist's studios: Adrian Wiszniewski, John Cunningham and George Wyllie being memorable recent highlights.
The Contemporary & Post-War Art auctions are held twice a year in spring and summer, coinciding with the Edinburgh Festival - the largest arts festival in the world - which attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Scotland’s capital every summer. Each auction has a fully illustrated catalogue and we regularly hold sponsored events around the auctions.
If you would like to discuss consignment of an individual work, collection or studio, sponsorship of an event, or would like information about a forthcoming auction, please do not hesitate to contact our specialists.