Francesca Cavazzini is an Aboriginal Art Specialist at Bonhams Sydney. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History and following five years as a specialist with Sotheby's, Francesca joined Bonhams in 2010 to establish the Aboriginal Art department. In its inaugural year, the department consigned their first-ever single artist auction with works from the Estate of internationally renowned artist Paddy Bedford, achieving record prices.
In early 2013, Francesca managed the sale of important works from the Laverty Collection - one of the most important private collections of contemporary Aboriginal art - with record-breaking results. She has also overseen the sales of exceptional Indigenous works from esteemed private collections including two dedicated auctions of works from the collection of Thomas Vroom, and the sale by auction of two of the largest private collections of Aboriginal bark paintings: The Evatt Collection (AU$ 918,331) and The Roxanas Collection (AU$ 616,155).
Francesca's fluency in Italian and advanced knowledge of French has allowed her to develop strong connections with collectors around the globe and to boost the international market of Aboriginal art. A highlight in 2017 was the sale of Sir Elton John's phenomenal Emily Kame Kngwarreye painting My Country, 1993, which returned to Australia for sale and achieved AU$414,800.