Bonhams New York Appoints Orientalist Paintings Specialist

Further expanding the firm’s extensive depth of knowledge in the field of European Paintings, the New York galleries of international auctioneers Bonhams has named Taline Nicole Aynilian Senior Specialist with an emphasis in Orientalist Paintings and Sculpture.

States Deborah Coy, Director of European Paintings for Bonhams New York “With Taline joining the New York team and working closely with the London department as well, Bonhams is in an excellent position to sharpen our focus on the Orientalist market both in the United States and throughout Europe.”

Prior to joining Bonhams, Ms. Aynilian held the title of Assistant Vice President 19th Century European Paintings at Christies, New York. During her time with the auctioneers, she performed in a wide variety of roles, including research, appraisal, condition reports and client relations; her efforts resulted in many successful sales for the department.

Ms. Aynilian’s knowledge of the art business is backed by her extensive education. Having received her degree at Barnard College of Columbia University, she continued her studies in London, Paris, and Florence. She also assisted the Research and Library Director of the famed Museo degli Uffizi in Florence.

Well-suited to working with an international clientele, Taline is fluent in English, French and Armenian, and maintains a working knowledge of Farsi, Russian, Italian, and Spanish. Ms. Aynilian has also served as a popular charity auctioneer for several non-profit organizations.

“We’re very pleased to have Taline join our team,” says Jon King, Director of Bonhams New York. “Providing consignors and collectors with impeccable expertise in this area is simply another factor in our desire to offer the most comprehensive auction services globally.”

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