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Characterised by competitive bidding, strong results and a high selling rate, our Contemporary & Post-War Art sales are among our most popular auctions. Held three times a year in our Scottish saleroom, highlights are also regularly exhibited in our London gallery. Our strong private client base and excellent international marketing reach has seen these sales grow into flagships of our company.

Encompassing works by both emerging and internationally regarded contemporary artists and sculptors, we have achieved top prices for household names including John Hoyland (a world record), Bridget Riley, Eduardo Paolozzi (a world record for a sculpture), Terry Frost, Nicholas Party, Alison Watt and Callum Innes. Regularly featured local favourites include John Bellany and the ‘New Glasgow Boys’ Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Steven Campbell, as well as John Byrne and Alasdair Gray.

If you would like to discuss consignment of an individual work, collection or studio, or would like information about a forthcoming auction, please do not hesitate to contact our UK-wide specialists - Charlotte Riordan (Edinburgh) on 0131 557 8844 or Philip Smith (London) on 0207 930 9115.  



Forthcoming Auction


Contemporary & Post-War Art

Contemporary & Post-War Art

Wed, 11th Jan 2023 10:00
Last consignment: Fri, 25th Nov 2022


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Buying & Selling at Auction

Buying at Auction

At Lyon & Turnbull we want to make buying at auction, either in the saleroom or online as easy and enjoyable as possible. With both specialists and client services available across a wide range of locations so whatever your interest or query we are always on hand to help.


Here we explain the whole process of buying at auction ⇒

Selling at Auction

Holding approximately 30 auctions per annum, we combine personal, one-to-one service with a team of internationally experienced specialists selling antiques and art at auction can be easy. Our team are on hand to assist at every stage, keeping you up-to-date throughout the process from initial valuation to settlement.


Here we take you through the process of selling at auction ⇒


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