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Bonhams is a world-renowned auction house with a lot of authority. All that power of the institution depends on one group of people who are not intimidated by anything at all: the auctioneers.
Directly following the Diane and Sam Stewart Collection single-owner sale, Bonhams will close the series with an auction of fine Western Art. It will include marvelous examples by Western artists such as Edward Borein, Adolph Alexander Weinman, Maynard Dixon, Cyrus Dallin, Gordon Snidow, Eustace Paul Ziegler, Mian Situ and Kenneth Riley. Highlighting this sale is Birger Sandzén's Riverbank with Cedars, Rocheport, MO (estimate: $50,000 – 70,000). Painted on a bluff above the Missouri River, the painting's central focus is a grouping of colorful cypress trees twisting inward on the canvas against a backdrop of pastel blue and violet water, rock and sky. Best known for his landscape paintings, Sandzén also worked as professor of art and art history at Bethany College for over 50 years. He was a lifelong advocate of the local arts community, working to organize clubs, exhibitions, and lectures. In 1922, he was elected an associate member of the Taos Society of Artists and was selected among the group to be the star of a solo exhibition at the Babcock Gallery in New York.
Bonhams' impressive portfolio of salerooms in prime locations across the globe is a key component of current and future success as they provide the necessary foundation to participate in the art market at the highest levels. The New Bond Street headquarters, recently reopened after a £30m renovation program, are a testament to Bonhams' position as a driving force and major player in the rapidly growing world of fine art and antiques auctioneering.
“At this time, neither California nor New York have passed statewide laws or implemented statewide public health orders requiring, prohibiting, or limiting remote work for employees who are not ill,” Lauren Mitchum, Bonhams vice president of business operations in the United States said in emails to workers, emphasizing that the company was taking matters very seriously, monitoring developments, and looking to support employees. “We cannot keep the sales going and service our clients with such requests made with little or no notice.”
“This new sale concept will provide the ideal opportunity for the innovative collector to invest in the most exciting high-performance machines of the modern era which are at the same time emerging as collectors’ cars, being increasingly appreciated for their design, engineering and overall impact on automotive culture,” Jakob Greisen, Bonhams vice president and head of US Motoring, said in a news release.
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.
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