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Impressionist and Modern Art

Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auctions offer paintings, sculptures, works on paper and ceramics by artists including Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Marc Chagall and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as works by Surrealist artists like René Magritte and Salvador Dalí, and the Italian Futurists. We hold 12 auctions a year in London, New York, Paris and online.

Our auction record results include La Fête d'Anniversaire by Foujita, a world record price for the artist, Dalí's Figura de perfil, a world record price for an early work by the artist, and Giorgio Morandi's Natura morta, the third highest price ever achieved for the artist at auction. We have achieved 100% sold rates for several distinguished single-owner collections, including the Amalia de Schulthess Collection, Walid Juffali Collection and Sir Warwick & Lady Fairfax Collection.

Each year, our highly curated themed auctions enjoy high sell-through and competitive bidding. In 2022, our themed auctions include The Mind's Eye: Surrealist Sale, Picassomania, Abstraction-Création, Aeropittura: Italian Futurism in Flight, and The Expressionist Sale.

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.

Buying and selling Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams
Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art department has specialists and representatives across the UK, Europe, America and Asia. We work closely with sellers and offer personalised, Evening Sale-quality treatment for selected artworks and collections above $100,000.

With offices and representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Molly Ott Ambler

Head of the Fine Art Division, U.S.

Molly Ott Ambler was appointed to the position of Head of Fine Arts, US in 2021. Molly has leadership over Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art and American Art in the Americas. Mol…

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Hannah Noel-Smith

Head of UK & Europe

Hannah Noel-Smith is Head of UK and Europe for Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art. Based in London, her area of expertise includes Surrealism, Fauvism and Expressionism, with a particular interest in …

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Ruth Woodbridge

Head of Department

Ruth Woodbridge is Head of Department for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in London. She oversees the biannual Impressionist & Modern Art sales in March and October. In 2021, she launched the fi…

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Stefany Morris

Head of Department

Stefany Sekara Morris is Head of Impressionist and Modern Art in the US, based in New York. Joining Bonhams in 2022, she leads the US team and is instrumental in sourcing works and overseeing the depa…

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Preeya Franklin

Senior Specialist

Preeya Franklin is Senior Specialist for Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. She has a broad range of expertise ranging from Impressionism to 20th century and contemporary art. She is focu…

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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


Julia Ryff is Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art at Bonhams in Zurich, overseeing the Swiss market for 20th and 21st century art. Her areas of expertise include …

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Aimee Honig

Senior Specialist

Aimée Honig is a Senior Specialist for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in London. She sources business for the department's global sales. From 2021-22, Aimée was Specialist, Head of Sale for Imp…

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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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Frederick Millar


Frederick Millar is a Specialist in the Impressionist & Modern Art department at Bonhams in London. Working on all main and themed sales in the department, Fred has a special interest in the themes of…

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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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Kathy Wong

Director, US Business Development, Fine Art

Kathy Wong is Director of Business Development, Fine Arts based in Los Angeles. She provides sales advisory and develops consignment opportunities for the Fine Arts departments on the West Coast. She …

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Benedetta Alpini


Benedetta Alpini inizia a lavorare per Bonhams nel 2013 nel dipartimento di arte impressionista e moderna di Londra come catalogatrice e successivamente Junior Specialist. Nel 2018 torna nella sua cit…

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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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Ryo Wakabayashi

Sr. Specialist

Ryo Wakabayashi is Senior Specialist for Modern & Contemporary Art, Asia. Based in Tokyo, he is responsible for working with consignors and buyers in Japan and Korea for the Hong Kong sales of Modern …

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Emily Wilson

Specialist/Head of Sale

Emily Wilson is Head of Sale for Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams in New York. Overseeing the various owner, themed and online sales, she is responsible for sourcing business and guiding the depa…

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Adelaide Dunn


Adelaide Dunn is a Cataloguer at Bonhams' Impressionist & Modern Art department in London, where she is responsible for research, cataloguing and expertise for our biannual Impressionist & Modern Art …

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