Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary
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About Us

Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary was founded in 1988 and has a constantly changing selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and original prints by important British and international artists. click on works available (above).

The Aldeburgh Beach Art House is like a living Kettles Yard by the sea.  As with our houses in London and New York over the past 30 years, in every room art by many of Britain's most important modern and contemporary artists becomes part of the household.  Most works are for sale and range from the inexpensive to the expensive.

Over the years we have been consultants to many major private collections and museums including the Musee D'Art Classique a Mougins, voted new museum of the year, 2011, by Apollo Magazine.  Please click here to see their website.

Prices are displayed alongside the details of each work. Artists Resale Rights at 4% are applicable to some pieces listed on our website.  Now is a good time to buy, give me a ring on 0207 622 2500 / 07808723309 or email if there is a particular work you are interested in.

The Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout and The Art House are based at 31 Crag Path, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5BS with works are available to view by appointment.

Ring Caroline on 020 7622 2500 / 07808723309 or email

About Caroline Wiseman

A qualified barrister Caroline Wiseman founded Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary in 1988. Since then she has lived and worked in both London and New York.  She established the Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout in 2010 and now lives most of the time in Aldeburgh.

She deals in paintings, drawings, sculpture and original prints by major British and International artists.

Public appointments include:

  • Trustee of Paintings in Hospitals 2002-2008
  • Ambassador of the Princes Trust 2008 (continuing)
  • Senior Visiting Fellow University of Suffolk


Guide to Collecting Prints and Posters by Mitchell Beazley, 1997 (Caroline Wiseman- consultant on chapter on original prints)

Elizabeth Frink Original Prints Catalogue Raisonne, Art Books International, 1998

Modern Art Now, from Conception to Consumption, Strawberry Art Press, 2006

The Leonardo Question, Strawberry Art Press, 2009.  The Leonardo Question has been adapted as a play, toured the UK and was part of the Edinburgh Festival.

Duchamp: 100 Years Later.  The Posthumous Spectator Speaks.

A Timeless Moment, A journey into time and timelessness on Aldeburgh beach, Lookout Editions, Alive in the Universe, 2020

Current Projects

10th Anniversary Autumn Exhibition - October 2020 Click here to read more

Time and Timelessness - February 2020 Click here to read more

ALIVE in the UNIVERSE Venice Biennale May 8th - June 4th 2019 Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. Click here to read more

In 2017 we presented Duchamp: 100 Years Later which examined the two iconoclasts Duchamp and Cage whose ideas in art and music are fundamentally linked.  In addition to rare etchings by Duchamp from The Large Glass and Related Works, 1967 and rare lithographs by Cage:  Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel, 1969 we showed works by other artists who like Duchamp and Cage take their ideas to the edge.  In the Lookout we periodically have mmmmm's interactive site specific performance work inspired by The Nude Descending a Staircase, Ducahmp's 1912 work projected onto the side of the tower.

Please click here to see Caroline Wiseman's article on Duchamp: 100 years later.


Unique in the Universe is receiving much coverage. Click here to view.

Please click here to listen to Caroline's chat with Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk on Thursday 3rd May 2012.  (listen from 3.00 in).

Below is a small selection of some of the wonderful reviews of The Leonardo Question. 

Edinburgh Review:

'Caroline Wiseman's play is an entertaining, satirical romp through the world of modern art over the past century...the piece has wit and charm'  Reviewed by Ben for one4review.

'This is to recommend Caroline Wiseman's very entertaining short play about modern art...between them, three very talented young actors play everybody from Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein to Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin by way of Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and art patron, muse and mistress Peggy Guggenheim.  It's a tour de force of quick change...everybody in the audience had a very good time at the show I attended'.  Reviewed by Humphrey Burton, Writer and Broadcaster.

'an exhilarating tour round the art world - thought provoking and fun!'  Reviewed by Mary Rose Beaumont, Art Historian.

'vivid and entertaining!'  Dr Alan Wilkinson, Art Historian.

'This is a play on art that dances from the on.  It is mischievous, ironic, touching, ignited with shrewd insight. While the art is revolutionary, its makers, dealers and collectors are venal and eventually in despair.  The players and the direction were precise so the famous artists and their followers had their vanity outed.  These are serious matters presented with the lightness of a souffle'.  Reviewed by Angus Stewart, Art Critic.

Please click here to see a trailer of the play.