Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has completed the new global headquarters for Bonhams at the world-renowned auctioneer’s historic New Bond Street site in Mayfair in the heart of London. 101 New Bond Street is the first new auction house to be built in the UK since the Second World War and is a major commitment by Bonhams to London’s role as the global centre for the auction of fine art.
Opened last night by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the new building is a bold piece of contemporary architecture, skilfully inserted into Haunch of Venison Yard to knit together Bonham’s existing collection of buildings and provide a spacious, beautiful setting that enhances the experience of viewing and bidding for art and artefacts of all sizes: including large contemporary paintings & sculpture, old masters and smaller items such as ceramics, jewellery and watches.
The building opens with an exhibition of key forthcoming lots and items for private sale, including paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and LS Lowry, sculpture by El Anatsui and Alexander Calder and a Harry Winston diamond ring from the collection of Barbara Taylor Bradford.
The exhibition is open until Tuesday 29th October at 101 New Bond Street London.