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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Bonhams 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 and contemporary art at Bonhams
We host 17 auctions throughout the year in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong. In addition to these sale locations, we also have specialists based in Chicago, Zurich, Brussels and San Francisco.

Our sales include international names such as Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Gerhard Richter, Robert Colescott, Ruth Asawa, Josef Albers, Zao Wou-Ki and many others. We were the first auction house to offer works by Banksy and have an extraordinary track record for works by the London School. We hold global auction records for Tony Cragg, Fernando Botero and many others. You can contact us directly to consign an artwork or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

You can also buy and sell through Bonhams Private Sales, which provides 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 include the private collection of hip-hop icon Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest on view 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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Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

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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 was appointed to the position of Head of Fine Arts, US in 2021. Molly has leadership over Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art and American Art in the Americas. Mol…

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Marcello Kwan

Head of Department, M&CA

Marcello Kwan is Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia, based in Hong Kong. He leads all Bonhams Modern and Contemporary Art business in the region, including building relationships with clients 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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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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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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Andrew Huber

Director, Head of Sale

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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Amy Thompson

Global Head Business Development & Direct

Amy Thompson is Bonhams' Global Head of Business Development and Director of Business Development for 20th Century Art. Since joining in 2014, Amy has held numerous positions at Bonhams, including as …

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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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Bianca Cutait

Senior Specialist

Bianca Cutait is a Senior Specialist for Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art department in Miami. She sources artworks and assists clients in Miami and Latin America. Before joining Bonhams in 2022, B…

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Lucia Tro Santafe

International Senior Specialist

Lucia Tro Santafe is International Senior Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art, Post-War & Contemporary Art and Prints at Bonhams in Spain, overseeing the market for 20th and 21st century art. Lu…

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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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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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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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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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Oliver Morris-Jones

Specialist

Oliver Morris-Jones is Specialist and Head of Sale for Bonhams' Post-War & Contemporary Art sale in June 2022. His areas of expertise include emerging contemporary art, postmodern American art from Po…

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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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Valentine Samain

Office Assistant

Valentine Samain is Administrator for Bonhams in Brussels. She assists the team with general enquiries, valuation days, previews of upcoming auctions and post-auction related services. Before joining …

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Robin Starr

Vice President | American & European Works of Art

Robin S.R. Starr is Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art at Bonhams Skinner, one of the company's most important departments. She manages a staff of specialists who appraise…

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