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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Our Post-War & Contemporary Art Department has established a distinct identity within the global marketplace, defined by connoisseurship, a transparent and collaborative relationship with our clients, and a reputation for offering Evening Sale treatment for every lot consigned.

BUYING AND SELLING POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART AT BONHAMS
We have 14 auctions throughout the year in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong. In addition, we also have specialists based in Chicago, Zurich and San Francisco. You can contact us directly to consign an artwork or visit our digital Selling Hub for valuations on consignments to future sales.

You can also buy and sell through Private Sale. Bonhams Private Sales provide clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling, outside of the auction calendar. Whether you are looking for a specific artwork or to sell an object, our global team is on hand to help research, source or sell on your behalf. Contact a specialist below for more information.

EXHIBITIONS
The Post-War & Contemporary Art Department also has a rich exhibitions programme. Recent highlights have seen the department exhibit the private collection of hip-hop icon Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest to the public for the very first time, together with Trailblazers: California Artists at Bonhams, the museum-quality presentation Zero – Gutai – Kusama, a major Richard Lin retrospective and Surfaces, which celebrated artists who transcended the two-dimensional format and its limitations.

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Ralph Taylor

Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Ralph Taylor is Global Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art for Bonhams in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong, as well as our international network. As Global Head, Ralph has overseen a…

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Molly Ott Ambler

Head of the Fine Art Division, U.S.

Molly Ott Ambler is Bonhams Senior Vice President, International Director, Head of Americas: Impressionist & Modern Art. Molly joined Bonhams in 2019 from the leading international art appraisal and a…

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Giacomo Balsamo

International Director

Giacomo Balsamo is International Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art and acquires business for Bonhams London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York auctions, with a particular focus on European clients. …

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Andrew Huber

Senior Specialist, Head of Sale, Post-War & Contemporary Art

Andrew Huber is Senior Specialist, Head of Sale for Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams in New York. He has a broad range of expertise across many periods and categories, including modern and conte…

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Leonie Grainger

Head of Department

Leonie Grainger is Head of Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary Art department in London. She leads the team whilst cultivating her networks with collectors, curators and corporations in the UK and Europ…

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Christine de Schaetzen

Representative

Christine de Schaetzen is Head of Bonhams Brussels, responsible for developing the network of buyers and sellers in Belgium and Luxembourg. Since June 2018, Christine has also been assigned as a Moder…

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Amelia Manderscheid

VP

Amelia Manderscheid is Vice President, Senior Director for Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams in San Francisco. She leads strategic client development for the West Coast region. Since joining Bonh…

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Sonja Moro

Senior Specialist

Sonja Moro is a Senior Specialist in the Post-War & Contemporary Art department and Head of Sale for Bonhams' signature Made in California: Contemporary Art auction in Los Angeles. Her area of experti…

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Julia Ryff

Specialist

Julia Ryff is Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams in Zurich, overseeing the Swiss market for 20th and 21st century art. Her areas of expertise include …

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Irene Sieberger

Head of Sale

Irene Sieberger is Head of Sale for Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions at Bonhams in London. She oversees the annual, curated Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sales in March and October. Since joinin…

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Sharon Squires

Sr. West Coast Director

Sharon Squires is Senior Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art and Business Development for Bonhams on the West Coast. She oversees Bonhams Los Angeles department and their three annual auctions of …

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Amy Thompson

Director, International Business Development

Amy Thompson is Director for Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams. Based in Chicago, she connects midwestern and international collectors with exceptional artworks from around the world. Since joini…

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Jacqueline Towers-Perkins

Vice President, Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins is Vice President, Director for Post-War & Contemporary Art in New York and one of Bonhams' leading auctioneers. Her areas of expertise include European and American post-war…

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Cassi Young

Senior Specialist, Head of Sale

Cassi Young is Senior Specialist and Head of Sale for Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art department in London. Her areas of expertise include the emerging contemporar…

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Yao Yao

Director

Yao Yao is Director for Private Clients of Greater China and Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art at Bonhams. Her areas of expertise include Asian modern and contemporary art and post-war …

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