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British Artists

Limited edition artworks by famous British artists for sale

Famous British Artists

We are pleased to present a curated selection of limited edition artworks by famous British artists. This collection includes prints, photographs, and sculptures by influential figures such as Barbara Hepworth, Gilbert & George, and Damien Hirst. These artworks offer a unique insight into the evolution and diversity of British contemporary art.

British art of the 20th and 21st centuries is marked by its vibrant evolution and diverse approaches. The early 20th century saw the Bloomsbury Group’s influence, with artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant leading the way in British modern art. Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth‘s abstract sculptures defined mid-century British art. The post-war period introduced Pop Art through figures like David Hockney and Peter Blake, reflecting a fascination with popular culture. The 1990s witnessed the rise of the Young British Artists (YBAs), such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, whose controversial works explored contemporary themes. Today, British art remains dynamic and inclusive, with artists like Grayson Perry, Banksy, and Chris Ofili challenging societal norms and addressing global issues through innovative mediums and techniques. This rich artistic heritage continues to influence and inspire the global art scene.

British Artists
Cecily Brown, All the Nightmares Came Today; Grayson Perry, Sponsored by You; Yinka Shonibare, Dreamscape

Who are the Young British Artists (YBAs)?

The Young British Artists (YBAs) are a group of contemporary artists who gained prominence in the late 1980s and 1990s, known for their provocative and boundary-pushing artworks. The YBAs were first showcased in the 1988 exhibition “Freeze,” curated by Damien Hirst, one of the group’s most famous members. Other notable figures include Tracey Emin, famous for her confessional, autobiographical artworks; Sarah Lucas, who explores themes of gender norms and sexuality with her sculptures and installations; and the collaborative duo Gilbert & George, known for their provocative large-scale photo-based artworks. Gary Hume, with his strikingly simple yet powerful paintings, is another significant member of the Young British Artists. The group received significant support from influential art collector Charles Saatchi, whose backing helped propel them to international fame. The YBAs are characterized by their use of unconventional materials, shock tactics, and a focus on contemporary issues, which made a significant impact on the art world and reshaped the course of British contemporary art. Their bold and innovative approach continues to inspire new generations of artists, maintaining their influence and relevance in the art world today.

British Artists
Damien Hirst, And you know it (The Currency); Tracey Emin, I Just Felt Hurt; Gilbert & George, 1987

British contemporary artists

British contemporary art in the 21st century is defined by its dynamic and diverse nature, reflecting the globalized and interconnected world. Artists like Banksy, known for his politically charged street art, challenge societal norms and provoke thought. Grayson Perry, with his colorful ceramics and tapestries, explores themes of identity, class, and sexuality. The Turner Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the art world, continues to highlight innovative British artists, including recent winners like Helen Marten and Charlotte Prodger, who explore digital media and personal narratives.

Emerging artists like Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, known for her evocative portraits of imagined figures, and Chris Ofili, whose artworks blend cultural references and vibrant colors, are also making significant contributions. Jade Fadojutimi’s vibrant abstract paintings and David Shrigley‘s humorous and satirical drawings and prints further showcase the breadth of contemporary British art. The influence of technology and social media has allowed for new forms of artistic expression and broader audience engagement. Institutions like Tate Modern play a crucial role in supporting and showcasing contemporary British art, providing a platform for both established and emerging artists. British contemporary artists remain at the forefront of global artistic innovation, continually evolving and pushing boundaries to reflect the complexities of modern life.

Buy Art Online

Buy British artworks online. Catering art collectors from around the globe, MLTPL focusses on the specific needs of online buyers: transparent pricing, accurate condition reports, professional packaging and quick shipping.

Worldwide Shipping

MLTPL ships worldwide. We focus on professional packaging and fully traceable shipping. Where possible, we ship our abstract art prints flat between fiberboards and two layers of solid cardboard. We aim to dispatch in under 5 days.

Art Insurance

All shipped British artworks are covered by our door-to-door transport insurance. In the unlikely event of physical damage or loss, the artwork will therefore be fully insured.

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When buying art online, the artwork’s condition and its truthful description are key. We follow a rigorous standard when selecting new artworks for our collector base, whilst providing accurate condition reports and high-resolution images.

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