Bonhams announced today that it has appointed Anastasia Vinokurova as its new representative in Moscow with immediate effect.
Born in Moscow, her interest in art was fostered by her grandmother Alla Vereshagina, an art historian specializing in 19th century Russian painting.
She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2005, with a Master of Arts (History of Art) focused on Indian art and architecture. Her thesis was dedicated to South Indian architecture in particular and she plans to do a PhD based on the interaction of architecture and sculpture of Hoysala dynasty temple complexes.
After graduating she worked as an editor for a Russian television and broadcasting network and in 2005 she joined The Voice of Russia as a journalist.
Moving from journalism into public relations she worked as the PR manager for Real Estate consultancy DTZ for two years and then four years for art institutions.
In 2009 she joined the Russian Academy of Arts as press secretary where she wrote content for the website of the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, produced copy for new exhibitions and assisted with visitors.
Matthew Girling, Bonhams CEO for Europe and the Middle East, comments: "We are delighted to have Anastasia join us. Her appointment will further strengthen our Russian team. Her role will be key to raising our profile in Russia and winning new clients for our sales in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong."
Anastasia Vinokurovacomments: "Joining Bonhams is a very exciting challenge. It gives me great pleasure to be involved in the further development of the Russian market of this long-established auction house, to which I can bring my energy and my specialist knowledge. I look forward to liaising with clients from my homeland and offering them our expertise and services as an international market leader.
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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com