Bonhams Appoints Molly Ott Ambler as Head of Impressionist & Modern Art for the Americas

Bonhams has appointed Molly Ott Ambler to be Senior Vice President, International Director, Head of Americas: Impressionist & Modern Art. She takes up her new position on October 1, and will be based in Bonhams, New York.

Molly joins Bonhams from the leading international art appraisal and acquisition firm, Gurr Johns, where she was Executive Vice President and the Director of Advisory, Americas. She began her career in the art world at Sotheby's, and during her 21-year tenure, rose to the position of Senior International Specialist and Senior Vice President in the Impressionist & Modern Art Department. Among many notable achievements, Molly facilitated the consignment of Picasso's powerful L'Aubade, which sold for $23m, the first 1960s Picasso painting to break the $20m mark.

Bonhams Executive Chairman, Bruno Vinciguerra, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Molly to Bonhams. She is highly respected in the art market by collectors and institutions alike, and has exactly the right experience to lead the Modern and Impressionist Art department in the Americas at this important stage of its development."

Bonhams Global Director of Impressionist & Modern Art, India Phillips, added: "Molly will be a great addition to our growing team, and I am looking forward to working with her to enhance our international offering in Modern and Impressionist Art."

Molly Ott Ambler said: "This is a very exciting time to be joining Bonhams and I relish the opportunity to help the Impressionist and Modern Art team in the Americas to even greater success in the future."

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