Many auction houses are finding that variety is a necessity for growth and continued success. This is evident in leading auction houses' triumphs of 2012.
Bonhams in New York will exhibit the original Iwo Jima Monument at The 590 Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden adjoining its auction galleries, after the sculpture is featured in the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade.
Bonhams New York auction of European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture will feature 158 lots comprising a broad range of works by Old Master and 19th century artists from Europe, Eastern Europe and the UK.
Bonhams Arts of the Samurai sale, Oct. 16, 2012 in New York features 200 examples of Samurai armor, helmets, swords, sword fittings and folding screens at a range of price points. One key lot is a Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet (kawari kabuto), by Myochin Muneyasu, dated 1789.
Bonhams established a world record price for a Mon Dvaravati bronze sculpture when the circa 8th century Eilenberg Buddha sold Sept. 11 for $674,500. The Eilenberg Buddha is the most important Mon Dvaravati sculpture to have appeared in the market recent years, and it could be argued that it is the finest example of...
European paintings brought the auction much success and helped it generate $272,448 in gross sales. The top lot was "The Adoration of the Magi," an After Sir Peter Paul Rubens oil on canvas, which sold for $6,875.
A rare Corum diamond and 18-karat gold Rolls Royce radiator wristwatch and a a diamond cuff bangle bracelet are two lots to watch at an Aug. 15, 2012 auction. The bracelet is expected to bring between $15,000 and $18,000.
Approximately 500 lots of rare art and Native American artifacts from three sales attracted a great audience of varying collecting levels, bringing the auction total to $1,456,776.
An auction aimed toward new and seasoned collectors featuring modern and contemporary photography as well as property benefiting the estate of gay rights activist, war veteran and Victorian Alliance of San Francisco member Archibald John Wilson takes place June 24, 2012 at Bonhams.
As the Asian market soars and contemporary artists become ever more collectible, Bonhams is developing these two key divisions to capitalize on the globalization of the antiques market. Here, Andrew Stramentov, Bonhams new director of contemporary art shares his advice for those seeking a haven for either their passion for art or their nest...