23 October 2017

Nicholson And Hepworth From Herbert Read Collection To Be Auctioned

Important works by iconic British Modernists from the collection of art historian and founder of the Institute of Contemporary Art, (ICA) Herbert Read, are to be offered for sale at Bonhams in their Modern British and Irish Art auction on Wednesday 22 November.

19 September 2016

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Notorious Colony Room Featured In New Pallant House Gallery Exhibition

The Colony Room: Masterpieces from Pallant House Gallery, is a major new exhibition, chronicling the life and times of the legendary Colony Room, haunt for artists, musicians, and street-life. It is to be held at Bonhams in London from 2 to 11 October over the Frieze Week period. The show will try and tell the story […]

21 June 2016

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Banksy SWAT Van To Go Under The Hammer At Bonham’s London

One of Banksy’s most iconic works , a SWAT van, spray-painted by the elusive street artist,  is to go under the hammer at Bonham’s Post-War and Contemporary art sale on 29 June 2016. It carries an estimate of £200,000-300,000.  The van has remained shrouded in mystery since September 2006, and has since been verified by the Pest Control Office, Banksy’s […]

10 September 2015

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Painting That Raised Money For Nelson Mandela’s Defence Makes £840,000 At Bonhams

The painting Arab in Black by South Africa’s leading artist, Irma Stern, sold at Bonhams sale of South African Art in London on 9 September for £842,500 (R17.5m). It is the most expensive South African painting sold this year. Bonhams Head of South African Art, Hannah O’Leary said, “This powerful image from Stern’s highly regarded […]

7 August 2015

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Matthew Girling Is Announced As The Global CEO Of Bonhams

Matthew Girling has been appointed Global CEO of Bonhams with immediate effect. He was formerly joint CEO of Bonhams with responsibility for Europe and Asia. Following this decision, Patrick Meade, who was based in New York with responsibility for Bonhams US, takes up a new post in Europe as Group Vice Chairman overseeing all Fine […]

23 July 2015

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Irma Stern Painting Sold To Fund Nelson Mandela Defence To Be Auctioned

An historic painting by the South African artist Irma Stern, which was discovered in a London flat, where it was used as a notice board, is to be sold at Bonham’s, estimate £700,000. The painting will be the centrepiece of their sale of South African Art in London on 9 September.  The painting originates from Stern’s highly regarded […]

11 June 2015

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Rare Henri Matisse-Illustrated Edition Of Ulysses Under The Hammer

In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate an edition of Ulysses for subscribers to the Limited Edition Club in America. Each of the 1,000 copies was signed by Matisse and 250 were also signed by James Joyce. A copy of the book signed by both men is estimated at £6,000 to […]

6 June 2015

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Bonhams To Auction Works By Robert And Sonia Delaunay

Robert Delaunay’s painting, ‘Les coureurs à pied’ estimated at £200,000 to £300,000 will be featured at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London on June 24th. A work by his wife, Sonia Delaunay, who is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Tate Modern, is also in the sale, estimated at £40,000 […]

2 April 2015

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Lauren Bacall Collection Including 34 Works By Henry Moore Achieves £2.45m

Bonhams New York has reported the sale of all 740 lots of the Lauren Bacall Collection, totaling £2.45m ($3.64m). Lauren Bacall was 19 when she made her screen debut in To Have and Have Not (1944) opposite Humphrey Bogart. They married soon after in 1945 and had a son and a daughter, Stephen and Leslie. Although Bogart passed away in […]

4 February 2015

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Iconic Warhol Portraits Of Basquiat, Mapplethorpe, Copley For Bonhams Auction

Three works which are probably Andy Warhol’s most iconic portraits from the 1980s will go to auction at Bonhams in London on February 12 at the Post-War & Contemporary Art sale. Each work by the Factory artist depicts a person that was a close friend of Warhol, as well as an important figure of the […]

30 January 2015

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Banksy Collection Achieves Higher Than Estimate With £459,074 At Bonhams

Steve Lazarides, the former agent of the notorious Bristol street artist Banksy has auctioned off a collection his private collection of 30 Banksy prints and two sculptures. The auction was held as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street which took place on 28 January 2015. Bonhams London auctioned […]

22 January 2015

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Edgar Degas’ Ground-breaking ‘Scène De Ballet’ For Auction At Bonhams

Bonhams will place Edgar Degas’ 1885 oil on canvas, Scène de ballet under the hammer at the Impressionist & Modern Art auction on 3 February 2015 at their New Bond Street location. The work, a wonderful example of Degas’ ground-breaking work in the mid-1880s, is estimated at £2,500,000 to £3,500,000. Degas’ fascination with the dancers […]

18 January 2015

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Jack Vettriano Scotland’s Kitschiest Painter: £1.2m Collection Goes Under The Hammer

Paintings by the popular commercial artist Jack Vettriano are estimated to reach £1.2m when they are sold at auction, in Edinburgh, in March. Bonham’s are selling the lots consisting of 12 paintings which have never been offered before. The works, belong to an anonymous collector and include some of Vettriano best loved subjects. Chris Brickley from […]

11 January 2015

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Steve Lazarides Former Banksy Dealer To Auction 30 Works At Bonhams

Steve Lazarides, the former agent of the notorious Bristol street artist Banksy is to auction off a collection his private collection of 30 Banksy prints and two sculptures. The auction is to be auctioned as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street taking place on 28 January 2015. amongst […]

6 January 2015

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Lauren Bacall’s Art Collection For International Tour

The impressive art collection assembled by acclaimed actress of stage and screen, Lauren Bacall, who died in August 2014, is going on international tour prior to auction at Bonhams, New York on 31 March. The 700-piece art collection of the actress who died at the age of 89, will go up for auction at Bonhams […]

19 December 2014

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sketch Of Jane Morris To Be Auctioned

A sketch by the leading Pre-Raphaelite artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, goes under the hammer at Bonham’s in their 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale,which takes place on 21 January at their New Bond Street location. Portrait of Jane Morris is a pen and ink drawing dating from 1873 and is estimated at […]

20 November 2014

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Dame Barbara Hepworth Bronze Sculpture Realises £542,500 At Bonhams

Bonhams,who hold two major auctions each year of Modern British painting, sculpture and drawing. These curated sales take place at our New Bond Street premises, London, in spring and autumn. This sale held on the 17 November saw strong results including the sale of a bronze sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth (British, 1903-1975) titled Cantate […]

16 November 2014

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Keith Moon’s Drum kit And Important Punk Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer

An iconic piece of rock and roll history is to be offered at Bonhams this December. One of Keith Moon’s earliest drum kits, a 1964 Ludwig Super Classic, carries an estimate of £15,000-20,000 and is a highlight of the forthcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Sale to be held on December 10th in Bonhams Knightsbridge salerooms. Moon first […]

15 November 2014

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Rare Warhol Once Owned By U2 For Auction At Bonhams

The Pop Art principle of Andy Warhol was reproduction; so, to find a work that is the one and only version is a rarity. The exceptional Warhol work in question is entitled, ‘New Coke’ (1985), is up for auction on December 9th at London’s Bonhams ‘Print and Multiples sale’. The artwork is estimated to sell […]

6 November 2014

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Tutankhamun Legend Howard Carter’s Paintings To Be Sold At Bonhams

Howard Carter, the English archaeologist who discovered the tomb of the Boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922 was also a watercolourist , and now three water colours of Egypt by the archaeologist painter are to be sold at Bonhams ‘Travel and Exploration’ Sale in London on 3rd December. The works have a combined upper estimate of […]

15 October 2014

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Lauren Bacall’s Art Collection For Bonhams Auction

The 700-piece art collection of actress Lauren Bacall, who died earlier this year at the age of 89, will go up for auction at Bonhams next year; reports Reuters. The actress’s holdings of paintings, sculpture, jewelry – including tribal and twentieth century art – are estimated to be worth nearly £2 million, According to the […]

16 June 2014

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Banksy Stall Art From NY Residency To Be Sold At Bonham’s

Banksy paintings on canvas bought during his 2013 ‘residency’ in New York are to go under the hammer at Bonham’s London. Purchased for just $60 apiece they will feature in their next sale of Contemporary Art on July 2nd for a price which reflects their true value. Estimated at £50,000 – 70,000 and £30,000 – […]

28 November 2013

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Maltese Falcon Statuette From 1941 Bogart Film Sells For $4m

The iconic lead statuette of the Maltese Falcon from the classic 1941 Bogart film noir of the same name has sold for a record $4,085,000 at Bonhams. The statuette now holds the record for the highest price achieved for a film prop. It was the top lot in a special sale held on November 25 […]

20 September 2013

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M F Husain’s Guernica After Bhopal Features In Bonham’s Indian Sale

The 8th October Indian and Islamic Art Sale at Bonhams New Bond Street is featuring ‘Bhopal’, by Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011). This framed and signed oil on canvas is estimated at a value of £200,000-300,000. In 1984, Bhopal experienced one of the worst gas leaks in world history, killing 2,000 people. Just as […]

18 April 2013

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Images of the London Underground Help Bonhams Realise £1.4m In Print Sale

Strong results by the Grosvenor school have helped Bonhams realise £1.4 million, in their spring prints sale, on the 16th April in London. Amongst the top sellers  were images of the underground. There were two Prints of subterranean London by Cyril Edward Power of the Grosvenor school – Whence and Whither? which made £97,250 and […]

20 March 2013

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Green Lady By Tretchikoff Makes £1m At Bonham’s Auction

The Green Lady a painting considered a masterpiece of Kitsch by the Siberian/ South African artist Vladimir Tretchikoff was sold yesterday at Bonham’s for £982,050. This was nearly twice the estimate. It is thought that it was purchased by the billionaire jeweller Laurence Graff . Said to be the most widely reproduced and recognizable picture […]

17 February 2013

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£43m Chinese Ceramic Vase Goes For Half Price After Dispute

Peter Bainbridge director of the Ruislip auctioneers of the same name, has confirmed that the payment dispute centring around the ‘Pinner Vase’, an 18th century Qianlong-dynasty ceramic sold in 2010 has been settled. The terms of the sale have not been released, but a private treaty brokered by Bonham’s Auctioneers has been successful in bringing […]

25 January 2013

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Iconic Woolworth’s Masterpiece The Green Lady To Be Auctioned At Bonhams

Attention collectors of Kitsch, stop the presses, Vladimir Tretchikoff, the most reproduced artist of the 1950’s, iconic Woolworth’s masterpiece, The Chinese Girl is coming onto the market for the first time ever. Bonham’s is selling the work in it’s March sale of South African art. ‘The Chinese Girl’ is the best known work by Vladimir […]

27 December 2012

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Kitsch Sells! Green Lady Artist Tretchikoff Achieves £337,000 At Auction

2012 was a year of surprises in the London auction rooms. It wasn’t only Munch, Picasso and Warhol that made the headlines. South African artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff’s ‘Portrait of Lenka (Red Jacket)’ his muse and one time lover in Java, smashed its pre-sale estimate of £50,000- £80,000 to achieve an artist’s record of £337,250 at […]

9 December 2012

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Bonham’s Announces Two Ultra-Rare Motorcycle Lots To Be Auctioned

The recent news of Bonham’s consignment of the remarkably original 1902 Rambler Model B from the Indian Motorcycle Museum has set the world of motorcycle collectors buzzing. Now adding to the excitement, Bonham’s has announced another headlining addition to their third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction. Thought to be the sole surviving example of a […]

17 October 2012

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Banksy’s London Rats Run Riot On Sunset Boulevard

Bonhams the British based auctioneers is offering an outstanding selection of street art at the inaugural US Urban Art sale on 29th October. Highlights of the sale include key works by the celebrated British street artist Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KAWS and the “Godfather” of East Los Angeles “cholo” style graffiti, Chaz Bojórquez. The LA Urban […]

7 October 2012

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Picasso Suicide Artist’s Masterpiece Goes Under The Hammer

Artist’s rivalry is an age old story, with a younger generation always ready to move in to challenge the popular notion of what makes ‘good art’  As with any fashion art  moves in trends pushing  forward in the steady march of art history. This was definitely the case for the English second generation Pre- Raphaelite […]