A rare opportunity arises this January to take a glimpse into the world of corporate art collections.
To coincide with the launch of Peter Harris and Shirley Reiff Howarth's new book, A CELEBRATION OF CORPORATE ART PROGRAMMES WORLDWIDE, Bonhams is holding an exhibition in their impressive new galleries at 101 New Bond Street of works of art and paintings on loan from leading corporate collections from across Europe.
The exhibition, which runs from 13th – 24th January, will provide the chance to see works by major artists not usually on view to the public. The exhibition includes works by some of the 20th century's most recognised artists including Picasso, Magritte and Delvaux, and also showcases a fascinating selection of contemporary art and sculpture including work by Tracey Emin, Cornelia Parker and Rineke Dijkstra.
Major European corporations including Aeon, HSBC France, Mapfre, Neuflize Vie, Statoil, Telefonica as well as leading UK companies Canary Wharf, Clifford Chance, Fleming, Hiscox, and Simmons & Simmons, have all made generous loans of their works for the exhibition, and provide an insight into how their art programmes benefit their staff, the wider community and in many cases the artists themselves.
The exhibition has been kindly supported by sponsors Willis, the leading insurance brokers, and world renowned fine art shippers and handlers Momart.
Highlights from Corporate Collections Exhibition runs from Monday 13th January – Friday 24th January (9-4:30pm – not open at weekends) at
Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1SR
NOTES FOR EDITORS
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