Bonhams’ post-war and contemporary department continues its string of impressive sales and global expansion in another strong year for its global head Ralph Taylor. ‘It has been a brilliant and exciting year,’ he says.
As well a series of senior hires in posts around the globe, a particular highlight for Taylor has been the first-ever exhibition of unseen works by Richard Lin in Hong Kong. ‘At the moment people are much more open to new ideas. There seems to be less of the devotion to a tiny canon of artists and more of an appetite for art from unexpected geographical locations and cultures,’ he says, pointing to an ‘increased interest’ in work by female artists.
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