Painting and prints specialists from Bonhams auctioneers visit Sydney and Melbourne

Art specialists from Bonhams, the leading international fine art auction house, will host two valuation events in Sydney on 17-19 March and Melbourne on 20-21st March in a bid to discover artworks to be sold in Bonhams, London. Recently, a number of Australian discoveries have made record prices in London auctions (see below).

Visiting specialists Charles O’Brien (19th Century Painting) and Rupert Worrall (Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints) will be offering expert advice and free valuations. They welcome local people to bring their painting and prints to the free valuation days in the hope of finding works that are suitable for sale in London.

SYDNEY: 17 – 19th March 2014
Bonhams, 76 Paddington Street, Sydney, NSW 2021

MELBOURNE: 20th – 21st March 2014
Como House, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra, VIC 3141

Over the centuries, a wealth of British and European works of art has found its way to Australian shores. Vendors in Australia now have the opportunity to take advantage of the buoyant London art market by sending art works for sale in Bonhams London salerooms. Vendors can ensure that their works of art are marketed in the most important centers for such material and sold in places where the highest prices are achieved.

Bonhams has had great success sourcing art in New South Wales and Victoria in the past:

The Gust of Wind, a 1931 linocut by Ethel Spowers (Australian,1890-1947) sourced from an Australian collector was offered with estimates of £15,000-£20,000. It sold in London for £122,700 (AU$208,200), over five times its pre-sale estimates, setting a new auction record for the artist.

The Crab Pots, an oil painting by Charles Napier Hemy (British, 1841-1917), was consigned from an Australian Institution. It sold in London for £128,500 (AU$237,500) against estimates of £30,000-£50,000.

Bonhams is one of the leading auction houses in the world with over 57 specialist departments and a team of world-renowned experts. Our specialists offer confidential advice on all aspects of buying and selling art at auction.

For more information or to make an appointment please contact:
Merryn Schriever (Sydney) 17 – 19th March 2014
+61 (0) 2 8412 2222
[email protected]

Alex Clark (Melbourne) 20th – 21st March 2014
+61 (0) 3 8640 4088
[email protected]