Organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Fine art at auction: what sells and why?

  • St Andrew's Parish Centre |
  • Talk |
  • Monday, 19 September 2016 - 14:00 until 15:30

Ever watched an auction and wondered why Henry Moore’s marble Mother and Child sold for £1.1m (Bonhams, London 2015) or an Andy Warhol Dollar Sign sold for more than £400,000 (Bonhams, London, 2015)? What do buyers look for when buying and how are such high prices achieved? Gerry Berwyn-Jones is a senior valuer and auctioneer for Bonhams International, with insider knowledge of the fine art pictures and paintings that have done well at auction over the last 20 years. He will illustrate his talk with five major examples of what sold well and why at auctions in the last few years. He’ll include highlights at auction; the styles that inevitably sell, focus on strong sectors in the market and show why modern and contemporary art stands up strongly against traditional portraits and paintings. 

This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

St Andrew's Parish Centre Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 9HQ