Jacqueline Towers-Perkins is Vice President, Director for Post-War & Contemporary Art in New York and one of Bonhams' leading auctioneers. Her areas of expertise include European and American post-war art from the 1940s to the present day, with a particular focus on women artists.
Since joining Bonhams in August 2017, Jacqueline has been involved in some of the company's most important auctions and events. Most recently, Jacqueline's exceptional sales have included the record-breaking collection of previously unseen early works by Yayoi Kusama from the collection of the late Dr Teruo Hirose ($15.2million). She brought to market Keith Haring's Grace House mural ($3.9million), achieving a new world record for a mural by the artist; conceived and executed Paper Jam, the department's first curated selling exhibition; and devised the exhibition of the collection of visual arts patron and hip-hop icon Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest.
As a Bonhams auctioneer, Jacqueline has been responsible for auctioneering many of the company's highest-grossing sales in New York.
Before Bonhams, Jacqueline worked at Paddle8, Artnet and Sotheby's in London. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English and History of Art from the University of Leeds, and a Master's degree in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art.
Jacqueline is also the founder of an independent auctioneer and fundraising consultancy, where she conducts auctions for high-profile charity organizations and events in the United States and Europe. Over the years, she has auctioneered to thousands of bidders and raised millions for charity.