17 February 2013


£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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

6 September 2012


Tapping Into The Autumn 2012 Auction Pipeline – ArtLyst Preview

The art market has continued to grow at rates far above other investment sectors. This has created a lucrative return for the major auction houses, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonham’s and Phillips de Pury. Not only has the contemporary art market continued to remain buoyant, in the face of global financial crisis, but some works have actually […]

5 September 2012


George Harrison Iconic Black Leather Jacket Goes Under The Hammer

A black leather jacket worn by the Beatles guitarist, George Harrison during numerous early 1960s Beatles appearances, will be one of the highlights of Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale on 12th December in Knightsbridge, London. The jacket is one of the most important items of Beatles clothing ever to come onto the market and is offered […]

24 May 2012


El Anatsui Masterpiece Achieves Record Price At Bonham’s

  Bonhams has achieved a world record price for  El Anatsui, he Ghanaian artist. The work titled ‘New World Map’ has sold for £541,250 ($850,544) in London. A fortnight ago another tapestry by El Anatsui, smaller in scale, sold at a Bonhams charity auction in New York for $722,500. The large tapestry measuring 350x500cm is […]

12 April 2012


Banksy Monkey Masterpiece Original Resurfaces

Original poster of Banksy’s ominous monkey image unveiled, destined for public sale Everybody knows Banksy’s image of a monkey wearing a sandwich board with the ominous words: ‘Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge’. It has become a near-iconic image, reproduced across the world on t-shirts, posters, publications – you name it. And […]

30 March 2012


Banksy Artwork Auction Fetches Nearly Half A Million

Auction of artworks by street artist Banksy tots up over £400,000, massively exceeding estimates The auction of Urban Art was held at Bonhams last night.  It featured 17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. It is the first time that some of the artwork has been up for auction, with many pieces […]

26 March 2012


Banksy Auction Signals Embrace By Art Establishment

17 art works by the internationally renowned graffiti artist, Banksy, will be going under the hammer at Bonhams Urban Art Sale on 29 March 2012 It is the first time that some of the art work has been up for auction, with many pieces fetching some serious pre-sale estimations. Alan Montgomery, Urban Art Specialist at […]

10 February 2012


Portrait Of Lucian Freud Revealed For First Time

Bonhams is all set for Monday’s sale of important works by key artists of the twentieth century – including the only portrait Auerbach ever made of Freud –, estimated to make £1,853,000-2,725,000 According to Benedetta Ghione-Webb, Head of Sale, each lot has been ‘carefully selected because it shows the very best of the artist’. Pride […]

19 November 2011


Bonhams Breaks Records For Lowry And Henry Moore

This week’s 20th Century British and Irish Art sale at Bonhams broke the world auction record for a work on paper by Henry Moore. After a considerable bidding war, the 1941 drawing of a seated mother and child sold for £634,850. It was featured in last year’s major retrospective of Henry Moore at the Tate […]

17 November 2011


Asian Art Market In Uncertain Health

Confusion as last week’s total sales of Asian Art hit impressive £57.4 million, despite fact that 44% of lots remained unsold As we reported earlier this month, London has over the past few weeks been host to one of the world’s major Asian art events: Asian Art in London. Officials from the major auction houses […]

11 November 2011


Kate Moss Portrait To Sell For Big Bucks At Bonhams

Portrait of Kate Moss set to be sold at Bonhams next week for £18,000, alongside famous images by Robert Maplethorpe and David LaChapelle A nude black and white portrait of supermodel Kate Moss taken by celeb and fashion photographer Albert Watson is set to make £18,000 when it goes on sale next at Bonhams in […]

14 June 2011


Bonhams Unveils Design For New London HQ

The London and international Auctioneers, Bonhams has unveiled plans for a £30m redevelopment of its Bond Street headquarters in London. The building has been designed by award-winning architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The new building is to be constructed on the site of the company’s current headquarters at 101 New Bond Street. This scheme, now goes […]