Salvador DalÍ’S Surrealist Masterpiece In This Week’S Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Sale

A surrealist masterpiece by Salvador Dalí, Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages (1937), leads Bonhams’ Impressionist & Modern Art Sale in London this week on Thursday 15 October. This is the sale that was to have taken place on March 26, but which was rescheduled due to lockdown. The work, which has never before been offered at auction, comes from the collection of the Italian … Read more

Art Deco Masterpieces At Bonhams Design Sale In London

Pieces by two French Masters of Art Deco design feature in Bonhams inaugural 20th Century & Contemporary Design sale on Wednesday 14 October at 101 New Bond Street London. Les Biches, a folding screen made c.1926 by Jean Dunand, leads the sale and is estimated at £50,000-70,000. Swiss by birth, Dunand (1877-1942) became a French citizen in 1922 and spent most … Read more

Boafo Back At Bonhams in Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale

A striking work by rising star Amoako Boafo, entitled Portrait, is one of the highlights of Bonhams’ Modern & Contemporary African Art Sale on 8 October in London. It has an estimate of £15,000 – 20,000. Bonhams Director of Modern & Contemporary African Art, Giles Peppiatt, comments: “Boafo’s work is really exciting, and his important and expressive … Read more

Auctions. London. October 8. Bonhams Goes Pop

Russell Young (British, born 1959), Marilyn Crying (Triptych), 2011. Estimate: £50,000 - 70,000

Pop x Culture, a new sale at Bonhams on 8 October in London, explores Pop, Street Art and the related art forms that swept across the world, influencing fashion, music, and youth culture. The auction features Modern & Contemporary art, prints, entertainment memorabilia and fashion pieces, all relating to the theme of ‘pop’. Leading the sale will be Banksy’s Heavy … Read more

Bonhams And Barbara Taylor Bradford Offer Bags Of Style And Substance

Left to right: Chocolate Brown Clemence and Toile Bolide 31, Hermès, c. 2005. Estimate: £2,000-3,000.Denim and Gold Box Bolide 35, Hermès, c. 1996. Estimate: £1,500-2,000.Navy Box and Canvas Toile Kelly Retourne 32, Hermès, c. 1983. Estimate: £2,000-3,000

A collection of 13 designer handbags owned by the international best-selling novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, will add style and substance to the Bonhams Designer Handbags and Fashion sale on 13 October in Knightsbridge. Link to Sale: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26193/ All received as gifts from her beloved late husband Robert Bradford, the collection comprises 13 pieces, 10 by Hermès, including half a dozen classic Kelly bags, … Read more

Banksy to Make an Impression at Sotheby’s

Show me the Monet BANKSY’S CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON CLAUDE MONET’S MASTERPIECE TO STAR IN SOTHEBY’S NEWLY EXPANDED LIVE-STREAMED AUCTION ON 21 OCTOBER *ON VIEW IN SOTHEBY’S NEW BOND ST. GALLERIES TODAY AND SATURDAY * ESTIMATE £3-5 MILLION “In one of his most important paintings, Banksy has taken Monet’s iconic depiction of the Japanese bridge in … Read more

Welsh Poet’S Letters On The Struggles Of Life And Love At Bonhams Book Sale

The Welsh painter and poet David Jones rarely found life easy. As he wrote to his great friend Valerie Wynne-Williams, ‘When people say they paint for ‘pleasure’ I am dumbfounded. It’s always a vast struggle for me. Perhaps I’m awfully bad at it really – but there’s nothing else I can do at all, nothing…” The extract is taken from an … Read more

Ruth Watson’S Important Collection Of Antiquarian Cookery Books

If we think that eating healthily and economically are modern preoccupations, we should perhaps think again. A stunning, and historically important, collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts, to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19th August, shows our forebears were just as concerned as we are about their diets and … Read more

New auction record for a self-portrait by Dutch Master Rembrandt Van Rijn

Rembrandt Van Rijn Self portrait wearing a ruff and black hat 1632 est £12 16 million 15 20 million Photographer Antony Jones 2

One Of Only Three Self-Portraits By The Dutch Master Left In Private Hands Realises £14,549,400 28 July 2020, London: Moments ago in Sotheby’s London saleroom, a self-portrait by the great Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn realised £14,549,400/ $18,722,168, setting a new auction record for a self-portrait by the artist at auction. Chased by six determined bidders, Self-portrait, … Read more

Rembrandt to Richter: Sotheby’s London

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ROLL CALL OF HIGHLIGHTS REVEALED AS EXHIBITION SHOWCASING OVER 500 YEARS OF ART HISTORY OPENS IN LONDON EVENING SALE TO TAKE PLACE ON 28 JULY CATALOGUE NOW LIVE ONLINE This summer, Sotheby’s London will present a one-off auction and exhibition that spans over half a millennium of art history. From Rembrandt, ‘the first modern painter’, … Read more