Bonhams

Bonhams continues acquisitions spree with purchase of Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen

The firm bags a second Scandinavian auction house as sector consolidation continues

Bonhams's big buying spree continue with acquisition of US auction house Skinner

Just two months after buying the Nordic firm Bukowskis, the private-equity-owned auction house is bolstering its presence across the Pond

Art marketinterview

From Taiwanese white goods entrepreneurs to the Nanking shipwreck cargo: Colin Sheaf on the meteoric growth of the Asian auction world

As the Chinese art specialist steps back at Bonhams, he reflects on 50 years in the auction world as it went from provincial to global

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal library for sale at Bonhams

The sale traces her intellectual development from a law student and avid reader to one of the most recognizable justices on the Supreme Court.

Bonhams buys Nordic auction house Bukowskis

The private-equity-owned auction house's acquisition of the Swedish firm is a first move in its bid to extend its global network

Mucho mucho amor: Celebrity astrologer Walter Mercardo’s estate to be sold at Bonhams

Highlights include a platinum diamond ring and his signature white silk cape

Former Bonhams owner Robert Brooks dies

The ambitious auctioneer started out in car racing before going into art and antiques, eventually retiring to his farm near Exmoor to rear a herd of beef cattle

The 'Michelangelo of wood carving': exhibition celebrates life and work of Grinling Gibbons, 300 years after his death

Tercentenary show opens at Bonhams in London before travelling to Compton Verney in Warwickshire

Bonhams consignor withdraws looted Nepalese sculptures from auction

The five figures of Hindu gods once adorned a gilded temple gateway in a Unesco world heritage site

Spotty performance for unseen Yayoi Kusama paintings at Bonhams New York—but works on paper soar off the block

Pieces came from the collection of late New York heart surgeon who befriended the artist in the 1960s

Art marketanalysis

Sanyu, Zao Wou-Ki and Liu Ye: the Asian masters fetching millions at the Hong Kong auctions

Despite pandemic delays and the new National Security Law, the spring sales in the city last week fetched solid results

Bonhams chief executive Matthew Girling to leave auction house

Former jewellery specialist, who joined the firm in 1988, will be replaced by Bruno Vinciguerra, who will also continue in his role as executive chairman

Dalí and Gala with their 'heads full of clouds' go up for sale at Bonhams

Work will be offered without guarantee from the collection of the late Modernist composer Giancinto Scelsi

Carved from a youth centre's walls, Keith Haring mural sells at Bonhams New York for $3.86m

The Grace House Mural becomes the first and only such site-specific work by the artist to be sold at auction

Auctionsanalysis

Countdown to the auction block: one Rodin's journey from consignment to sale room

How a work of art comes to auction is far from a simple process and its place in the eventual sale order is crucial

Art marketpreview

Confidence may be low, but New York's auctions are aiming high

Can the quality of the smaller works coming up during "gigaweek" quell economic jitters?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang designer's giant machine sculptures up for auction

Rowland Emett's Cloud Cuckoo Valley automata will be for sale at Bonhams in September and on view in August

Art marketgallery

Object lessons: London Old Master season special

Our pick of highlights from London Art Week exhibitions and auctions, including an export-barred Renaissance cabinet and an uncharacteristically cheery Ribera

Rabbit hops to a record $91m at Christie's as Jeff Koons once again becomes the world's most expensive living artist

Post-war and contemporary sale in New York also produced a big sale for Robert Rauschenberg and new records for Louise Bourgeois and Jonas Wood

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.