Katherine Schofield is the Department Director for Popular Culture sales UK, and has headed up the London division since 2014. Katherine has nearly 20 years' experience working in the auction business specializing in Popular Culture and the sale, marketing and promotion of important entertainment memorabilia and celebrity estates. Her expertise lies in rock & roll, pop music and film memorabilia, as well as vintage film posters.
During her career, Katherine has accumulated a vast knowledge of the global market and has worked with numerous high-profile estates, key collectors and international institutions. Under her tenure, UK sales have seen steady growth and with the close collaboration with our Popular Culture team in Los Angeles, Bonhams secures itself as the only global auction house to offer regular sales in this category. Before joining the company, Katherine was a Senior Specialist for Christie's London in the Pop Culture department.
Katherine has been involved with prestigious collections and iconic artifacts sold in both UK and US auctions. These include Sir Michael Caine, The Personal Collection, George Harrison Family Collection, Sir Christopher Lee's props from The Lord of The Rings, Sir Richard Attenborough's Estate sale and Robbie Williams' charity auction. She has been privileged to handled items from the James Bond franchise, Audrey Hepburn's dress worn in Breakfast at Tiffany's as well as being responsible for the sale of legendary guitars belonging to Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Prince, positioning Bonhams as European market leaders for the sale of celebrity associated guitars. In 2017, she researched and brought to sale an important Abbey Road Studios console used by Pink Floyd to record Dark Side of the Moon, the first of its kind to be offered by a fine art auction house. There was international interest surrounding the recording desk which realized $1.8million, a world record price for a piece of 20th century equipment.