Over the past three years Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams has grown by 294%, selling at an average of 85% per sale and with an average price consistently well over £100,000 throughout 2016 and 2017. This has been achieved with a format that focuses on a fewer number of only exceptional lots by artists who are world class in all the definitions of value beyond merely the financial.

Our state-of-the-art headquarters in the heart of Mayfair on London's New Bond Street as well as first class centres on New York's Madison Avenue and Hong Kong's Pacific Place, a track record of excellence built over the course of 220 years, and a global network across 25 countries means we can offer Evening Sale treatment for every lot that we consign.

Notable recent sales include:

  • £804,185 for Lucio Fontana's Concetto Spaziale - a world record for a work from 1952
  • $1,387,500 for Hans Hofmann's exceptional A Certain Mood
  • £867,300 for Peju's Robe by El Anatsui - the highest price ever achieved for the artist at auction in London
  • $1,147,500 for an outstanding Brushstroke Head I sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein
  • £1,070,500 for one of Andy Warhol's iconic Mao paintings
  • £1,586,200 for Kazuo Shiraga's Untitled (Red Fan) a world record for Gutai sculpture
  • $1,805,000 for a hanging mobile by Alexander Calder

Bonhams sales have an absolutely distinct identity in the marketplace, which is defined by connoisseurship and a long-term approach with our clients. By choosing to consign to Bonhams you give your work the best possible chance not only of selling, but of achieving the highest possible result.


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