Bonhams is celebrating the official grand opening of its new space in San Francisco with an exhibition showcasing the best of its upcoming spring season of sales.
Located in the heart of the city’s Financial District at 601 California Street, Bonhams’ exhibition space and full-service office will provide world-class appraisal services, private selling exhibitions, auction highlight tours, and more. Bonhams has moved to California Street from its former premises on San Bruno Avenue and remains the only international auction house with bicoastal auctions in the United States.
Leslie Wright, Bonhams’ Deputy Chairman, USA, said, “This is a great move for Bonhams and for our clients in San Francisco and the surrounding area. From our new state of the art space conveniently located in the Financial District, our team of dedicated specialists and advisors will continue to offer the same reliable first class service that our customers have come to expect. Bonhams, and before it Butterfield and Butterfield, has been part of the San Francisco community for 150 years — in fact, our new space is steps from the original Butterfield building — and we will continue to welcome audiences and collectors, old and new to California Street.”
To mark the grand opening, Bonhams will present an exhibition of key highlights from upcoming US spring sales and it will run from March 10–16.
• Walt Kuhn (1877–1949), Lady in Vest, 36 x 23 in. (91.4 x 58.4cm) ($100,000–150,000)
• Alex Prager (American, born 1979), Crystal from Polyester ($25,000–35,000)
• Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920), Four Cakes, from Recent Etchings I ($20,000–30,000)
• A Northwest Coast rattle ($40,000–60,000)
• An archaic bronze wine vessel, Shang dynasty ($50,000–70,000)
• Takase Kozan (1869–1934), a fine silver articulated model of a carp, Meiji (1868–1912) or Taisho (1912–1926) era, late 19th/early 20th century ($50,000–70,000)