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Impressionist and Modern Art

Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auctions offer paintings, sculptures, works on paper and ceramics by artists including Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Marc Chagall and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as works by Surrealist artists like René Magritte and Salvador Dalí, and the Italian Futurists. We hold 12 auctions a year in London, New York, Paris and online.

Our auction record results include La Fête d'Anniversaire by Foujita, a world record price for the artist, Dalí's Figura de perfil, a world record price for an early work by the artist, and Giorgio Morandi's Natura morta, the third highest price ever achieved for the artist at auction. We have achieved 100% sold rates for several distinguished single-owner collections, including the Amalia de Schulthess Collection, Walid Juffali Collection and Sir Warwick & Lady Fairfax Collection.

Each year, our highly curated themed auctions enjoy high sell-through and competitive bidding. In 2022, our themed auctions include The Mind's Eye: Surrealist Sale, Picassomania, Abstraction-Création, Aeropittura: Italian Futurism in Flight, and The Expressionist Sale.

Buying and selling Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams
Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art department has specialists and representatives across the UK, Europe, America and Asia. We work closely with sellers and offer personalised, Evening Sale-quality treatment for selected artworks and collections above $100,000.

With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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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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Hannah Noel-Smith

Head of UK & Europe

Hannah Noel-Smith is Head of UK and Europe for Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art. Based in London, her area of expertise includes Surrealism, Fauvism and Expressionism, with a particular interest in …

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Preeya Franklin

Senior Specialist

Preeya Franklin is Senior Specialist for Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. She has a broad range of expertise ranging from Impressionism to 20th century and contemporary art. She is focu…

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Ruth Woodbridge

Senior Specialist

Ruth Woodbridge is Senior Specialist and Head of Sale for Impressionist & Modern Art auctions at Bonhams in London. She oversees the biannual Impressionist & Modern Art sales in March and October. In …

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Julia Ryff


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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Aimee Honig

Specialist, Head of Sale

Aimée Honig is Head of Sale for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in New York. She oversees the auctions in New York and is responsible for sourcing business for the department's global sales. Sin…

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Emily Wilson


Emily joined Bonhams in May 2018 as Junior Cataloguer in the Impressionist & Modern Art department based in New York. She was promoted to her current role as Cataloguer and collaborates with her team …

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Frederick Millar

Junior Specialist

Frederick Millar is Junior Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams New Bond Street in London.

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Olivia Grabowsky

Administrator, Cataloguer Trainee

Olivia Grabowsky is Administrator and Cataloguer Trainee for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in New York.

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Adelaide Dunn


Adelaide Dunn is Administrator for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams New Bond Street in London.

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Christine de Schaetzen


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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Benedetta Alpini


Benedetta Alpini inizia a lavorare per Bonhams nel 2013 nel dipartimento di arte impressionista e moderna di Londra come catalogatrice e successivamente Junior Specialist. Nel 2018 torna nella sua cit…

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Bobbie Hu

Chairman, Greater China

Bobbie Hu is Bonhams Chairman, Greater China, based in Taipei.

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Kathy Wong


Kathy Wong is a Specialist in Fine Arts based in Los Angeles, where she is responsible for sourcing, cataloging, and selling works in triannual sales for the California and Western Art department. Ms.…

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Yao Yao


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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