Giacomo Balsamo promoted to International Director of Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Department

The international auction house Bonhams has announced the promotion of Giacomo Balsamo to the newly created post of International Director, Post-War & Contemporary Art with immediate effect.
Giacomo is responsible for acquiring business for Bonhams London, Hong Kong and New York sales, with a particular focus on European clients.

Giacomo has been instrumental in the development of movements including Arte Povera, ZERO and Gutai at auction and has played a pioneering role in the reappraisal of previously undervalued artists including Chu Teh-Chun, Adolf Luther, Shozo Shimamoto, Toshimitsu Imai, and Piero Dorazio.

Giacomo, who is Italian by birth, and raised and educated in Monaco, comes to the art world with an academic background in both finance and art. He has a special interest and expertise in Post-War art of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and in Italian and French Post-War & Contemporary Art.

Bonhams Global Director of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Ralph Taylor, said, "Giacomo has been at the heart of our exponential growth over the past eight years and has a level of expertise that is rarely encountered in this industry. That knowledge and passion will be fundamental as we continue to build the Post-War & Contemporary Art Department."


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