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Post-War and Contemporary Art

Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art department has established a distinct identity within the global marketplace, defined by connoisseurship, a transparent and collaborative relationship with our clients, and a reputation for offering Evening Sale treatment for every lot consigned.

Buying and selling post-war and contemporary art at Bonhams
We host 17 auctions throughout the year in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong. In addition to these sale locations, we also have specialists based in Chicago, Zurich, Brussels and San Francisco.

Our sales include international names such as Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Gerhard Richter, Robert Colescott, Ruth Asawa, Josef Albers, Zao Wou-Ki and many others. We were the first auction house to offer works by Banksy and have an extraordinary track record for works by the London School. We hold global auction records for Tony Cragg, Fernando Botero and many others. You can contact us directly to consign an artwork or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

You can also buy and sell through Bonhams Private Sales, which provides clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling outside of the auction calendar. Whether you are looking for a specific artwork or to sell an object, our global team is on hand to help research, source or sell on your behalf. Contact a specialist below for more information.

The Post-War & Contemporary Art department also has a rich exhibitions programme. Recent highlights include the private collection of hip-hop icon Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest on view to the public for the very first time, together with Trailblazers: California Artists at Bonhams, the museum-quality presentation Zero - Gutai - Kusama, a major Richard Lin retrospective, and Surfaces, which celebrated artists who transcended the two-dimensional format and its limitations.

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Ralph Taylor

Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art

Ralph Taylor is Global Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art for Bonhams in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong, as well as our international network. As Global Head, Ralph has overseen a…

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Giacomo Balsamo

International Director

Giacomo Balsamo is International Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art and acquires business for Bonhams London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York auctions, with a particular focus on European clients. …

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Marcello Kwan

Head of Department, M&CA

Marcello Kwan is Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia, based in Hong Kong. He leads all Bonhams Modern and Contemporary Art business in the region, including building relationships with clients a…

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Leonie Grainger

Head of Department

Leonie Grainger is Head of Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary Art department in London. She leads the team whilst cultivating her networks with collectors, curators and corporations in the UK and Europ…

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Amelia Manderscheid

VP Senior Director

Amelia Manderscheid is Vice President, Senior Director for Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams in San Francisco. She leads strategic client development for the West Coast region. Since joining Bonh…

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Kathleen Leland

American & European Works of Art | Modern & Contemporary

Kathleen M. Leland is a Specialist for American & European Works of Art at Bonhams Skinner, specializing in Modern & Contemporary Art. Prior to joining Bonhams Skinner in 2017, Kate served in curatori…

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Sabine Cornette de Saint Cyr

Head of Department

Sabine Cornette de Saint Cyr is Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr in Paris. After studying Literature & Civilisation in Lyon and then Modern Literature at the Sorb…

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Caroline Gentsch


Caroline Gentsch is Specialist for Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr in Brussels. She leads our contemporary art business in Belgium, including building relationships with…

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Christine de Schaetzen


Christine de Schaetzen is Head of Bonhams Brussels, responsible for developing the network of buyers and sellers in Belgium and Luxembourg. Since June 2018, Christine has also been assigned as a Moder…

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Andrew Huber

Head of Department, New York, Post War & Contemporary

Andrew Huber is Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art in New York. He is responsible for overseeing the department's strategy as well as securing consignments for sale across Bonhams' global network. Si…

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Amy Thompson

Global Head Business Development & Director, 20th Century Art

Amy Thompson is Bonhams' Global Head of Business Development and Director of Business Development for 20th Century Art. Since joining in 2014, Amy has held numerous positions at Bonhams, including as …

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Bianca Cutait

Senior Specialist, Post War & Contemporary

Bianca Cutait is a Senior Specialist for Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art department in Miami. She sources artworks and assists clients in Miami and Latin America. Before joining Bonhams in 2022, B…

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Lucia Tro Santafe

International Senior Specialist

Lucia Tro Santafe is International Senior Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art, Post-War & Contemporary Art and Prints at Bonhams in Spain, overseeing the market for 20th and 21st century art. Lu…

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Julia Ryff

Senior Specialist

Julia Ryff is Senior Specialist for 20th and 21st century art at Bonhams in Zurich, overseeing the Swiss market. Her areas of expertise include Cubism, German Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit and Conc…

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Sharon Squires

Head of Department, Post-War & Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Sharon Squires is Senior Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art and Business Development for Bonhams on the West Coast. She oversees Bonhams Los Angeles department and their three annual auctions of …

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Irene Sieberger

Head of Sale

Irene Sieberger is Head of Sale for Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions at Bonhams in London. She oversees the annual, curated Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sales in March and October. Since joinin…

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Andrea von Bredow

Regional Director Representative

Andrea von Bredow is Bonhams' Regional Director Representative for the Frankfurt and Cologne areas, based in Frankfurt. She provides valuations for auctions, probate and insurance purposes, with parti…

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Cassi Young

Department Director

Cassi Young is Director at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art department in London. Her areas of expertise include the emerging contemporary art scene, with a particular focus on female artists. In h…

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Yao Yao


Yao Yao is Director for Private Clients of Greater China and Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art at Bonhams. Her areas of expertise include Asian modern and contemporary art and post-war …

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