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Made in California: Contemporary Art

Since their inception in 2007, our Made in California: Contemporary Art sales have played an integral part in the evolution of the market for California art from 1945 to the present. With biannual auctions taking place in our Los Angeles saleroom, the sales represent one of the most dynamic segments of the contemporary art market today, attracting new and seasoned collectors alike. Focusing on modernist masterworks of the post-war era to the genre-defying artists creating in California today, the wide variety of artworks illustrates the state's prominence in the global art market.

As the only global auction house with active salerooms in California, we offer a vibrant and dynamic local marketplace with a global reach. Over the years, the sales have achieved outstanding results for many important California collections, including the Betty and Monte Factor Family collection, and more recently the Collection of Paul J. Coady. Made in California: Contemporary Art includes some of the most sought-after artists of today, including Mary Corse, Ruth Asawa, Wayne Thiebaud, Ed Ruscha, David Park, Jay DeFeo, Charles Arnoldi, Richard Diebenkorn, Claire Falkenstein, Larry Bell, David Hammons, and Raymond Pettibon, among others.

Our knowledgeable and experienced specialists are always available for free and confidential valuations of individual works or collections. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss buying or selling at auction or through private sales.

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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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