Bonhams' Made in California: Contemporary Art auction is dedicated to modern and contemporary California art. From the modernist paintings of the Post World War II era to the genre defying work of today, the auction includes paintings, drawings and sculpture that illustrate the state's prominence in the global art market. Bonhams is the only international auction house with a dedicated sale category in this area and is the market leader in California contemporary art.

With biannual auctions that preview in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, this auction reaches an international clientele with buyers around the world. The auctions feature works by some of the most sought-after artists of today. Those artists include Robert Arneson, Charles Arnoldi, Ruth Asawa, Karl Benjamin, Tony Berlant, Richard Diebenkorn, Claire Falkenstein, Sam Francis, Robert Graham, David Hockney, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Manuel Neri, David Park, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud among others.