Bonhams Celebrates Opening of New Space in San Francisco

San Francisco – Bonhams celebrates the official grand opening of its new space in San Francisco on March 11, 2020 with an exhibition showcasing the best of its upcoming spring season of sales.

Located in the heart of the city's Financial District at 601 California Street, Bonhams stunning exhibition space and full-service office will provide world-class appraisal services, private selling exhibitions, auction highlight tours, and more. Bonhams has moved to California Street from its former premises on San Bruno Avenue and remains the only international auction house with bicoastal auctions in the United States.

Leslie Wright, Bonhams' Deputy Chairman, USA, said, "This is a great move for Bonhams and for our clients in San Francisco and the surrounding area. From our new state of the art space conveniently located in the Financial District, our team of dedicated specialists and advisors will continue to offer the same, reliable first class service that our customers have come to expect. Bonhams, and before it Butterfield and Butterfield, has been part of the San Francisco community for 150 years – in fact, our new space is steps from the original Butterfield building – and we will continue to welcome audiences and collectors, old and new to California Street."
To mark the grand opening, Bonhams will present an exhibition of key highlights from upcoming US spring sales and it will run from March 10 - 16.

Highlights include:
● Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) Lady in Vest 36 x 23in (91.4 x 58.4cm) ($100,000-150,000)
● Alex Prager (American, born 1979); Crystal from Polyester ($25,000-35,000)
● Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920); Four Cakes, from Recent Etchings I ($20,000-30,000)
● A Northwest Coast rattle ($40,000-60,000)
● An archaic bronze wine vessel, Shang dynasty ($50,000-70,000)
● Takase Kozan (1869-1934) A fine silver articulated model of a carp. Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, late 19th/early 20th century ($50,000-70,000)

About 601 California Street
601 California Street, formerly named the International Building, is a 22-story office building on the southwest corner of California and Kearny Streets, and is contiguous with the St. Mary's Square Garage. Designed by Anshen & Allen, who famously created the Californian architectural style, the Modernist building was completed in 1962.

Bonhams San Francisco, through the acquisition of Butterfields in 2002, can trace its history from 1865, when William Butterfield began catering to the new fortunes struck by the Gold Rush by auctioning items that were consigned from vessels entering the San Francisco Bay Harbor. Over the years, under the direction of successive generations of the Butterfield family, Butterfield & Butterfield grew to become one of the strongest auction houses in the world.

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