New auction house launched by art dealer and Bonhams continues European expansion

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Lots from Sloane Street Auctions

Some of the lots from the upcoming sale on February 24 at Sloane Street Auctions.

Fine art dealer Daniel Hunt has started an auction business located opposite his former Sloane Street dealer in London.

Hunt, who has been a dealer for 35 years, operated from 58 and 60 Lower Sloane Street. However, following redevelopment by the owner of the building, Hunt moved opposite number 69 Lower Sloane Street which he rented and redeveloped to house the auction business, Sloane Street Auctions.

The auction house’s first sale is scheduled for February 24 and features fine art and antiques, including 18th-century French furniture, 18th-century English silverware, Old Master paintings, works of art and antiques. The objects come from a number of consignors, including American collectors, private estates in Knightsbridge and Chelsea, and objects from the Condylis Collection (the collection of a Greek ship family).

It will be followed by another sale of art and antiques on April 12, a sale of photographs on May 17 and contemporary and modern art on July 1.

Sloane Street Auctions has a team of six full-time employees and “dozens of consultants”. Hunt said: “I have spent my whole life in the fine art field where the importance of specific expertise is paramount and therefore we can help sellers by contacting the right experts directly.”

Auctions will take place at Wren House at the Royal Hospital Chelsea with viewings at 69 Lower Sloane Street.

Hunt added: “We hope to see a room full of private and commercial buyers – there are refreshments as incentives! We also partner with trade members to help them produce self-curated sales – we are extremely excited about this and keen to engage with the trade on higher value items.


Bonhams has made three senior appointments as part of its continued strategy of expansion in Europe and beyond. He appointed André Bodson as chief transformation officer in London, promoted Patrick Masson to director of its European operations and promoted India Phillips to chief executive of Bonhams UK.

André Bodson

André Bodson joined Bonhams.

Bodson will be responsible for integrating the company’s acquisitions, starting with Swedish auction house Bukowskis which it acquired this month.

He has over 30 years of international experience in finance, strategy, operations, sales, general management and government relations. He joins Bonhams after his 18-month role as an advisor to Elisabeth Moreno, France’s Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities. Previously, he spent nearly 10 years in senior management positions at the technology company Hewlett Packard.

Bonhams CEO Bruno Vinciguerra said Bodson has “built an exceptional track record as a leader in business transformation and leadership over many years and is ideally qualified to lead this important next step in our development. as a truly global auction house player.

Bonhams was taken over by private equity firm Epiris in 2018 and last year bought The Market, a digital auction platform for classic and collectible car and motorcycle auctions, and opened a venue sales in Paris, rue de la Paix.

Patrick Masson

Patrick Masson has been promoted to director of European operations at Bonhams.

Masson, as director of its European operations, will work from the Bonhams auction house in Paris to “spearhead the company’s expansion in Europe”.

Masson joined Bonhams in March 2020 as Managing Director of Bonhams UK. He previously worked at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, notably as commercial director for Christie’s France from 1996 to 2006.

Vinciguerra added: “Patrick’s contribution to the success and profitability of Bonhams in the UK over the past two years has been immense. His strategic vision, his ability to gain trust and support for decisive change and his enthusiasm to lead by example were key factors in his success in London.

India Phillips

Bonhams has promoted India Phillips to managing director of Bonhams UK.

Phillips, who replaces the role left by Masson, was previously global head of impressionist and modern art at Bonhams, a position she had held since 2018. She joined the auction house in 2014.

Vinciguerra added, “In addition to her experience working with clients at the highest level, she brings to this role her deep knowledge and expertise, business acumen and ability to inspire others to realize their potential.”

Adrian Alan

Gilles Forster

Giles Forster has joined dealership Adrian Alan.

Giles Forster left Christie’s where he had worked since 2005 and joined Mayfair dealer Adrian Alan.

Forster was director of decorative arts at Christie’s. He had joined the firm as an appraisal intern and worked his way up the ranks, including running Christie’s The Collector decorative arts auctions.

Adrian Alan's team

Adrian Alan’s team, left to right, James Graham, Hayley Jacobs, Adrian Alan and Giles Forster.

Adrian Alan said: “I am delighted to welcome Giles on board, he embodies a new generation of specialists and has done so much to identify new trends and develop the market, particularly in areas hitherto neglected within the rich vein what 19and the art of the century.

Adrian Alan, founded in 1964, specializes in 19and decorative arts of the century. The dealer operates from 66 to 67 South Audley Street in London.


Mark Anderson

Marc Anderson joined Flints.

Photographic and scientific instrument specialist Flints Auctions has hired Marc Anderson as a full-time appraiser to present the fine and decorative arts auctions within the company.

Anderson previously worked at Silverwoods of Lancashire, but was also a freelance auctioneer for Flints and arms and armor specialist Antony Cribb.

He will continue his role as an auctioneer at Antony Cribb alongside Flints’ role and also works as a restorer.

Flints is also expanding this year in numismatics, fine art, Asian art and ethnographic art auctions.


Jean-Paul Engelen

Jean-Paul Engelen has been promoted to president for the Americas of the Phillips auction house. Image credit: Brigitte Lacombe.

Phillips appointed Jean-Paul Engelen to the newly created position of president for the Americas. Engelen will also continue as Global Co-Head of 20th Century Art and Contemporary Art.

Engelen joined Phillips in 2015 from Qatar Museums. He previously spent 16 years at Christie’s.

Stephen Brooks, CEO of Phillips, said: “From overseeing Phillips’ first evening sale in Hong Kong in 2016 to hosting the most successful auction in Phillips’ 225-year history last November. , Jean-Paul has helped build and lead one of the strongest teams in the industry.

In addition, Phillips has launched a fiduciary services department. The international team will partner with attorneys, trustees and trustees who manage high-value works of art and collections for their clients by working with its combined legal, financial and art market experts, including with its legal and trust and real estate services. The team is led by Martin Wilson, Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Fiduciary Services.

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