Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com

magnus renfrew Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia   artmarketblog.comBonhams have announced the appointment of Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, signaling Renfrew’s departure as Director Asia and Member of the Executive Committee of Art Basel. He will take up his new position in September and will operate from the brand new Bonhams saleroom in Hong Kong on the 20th floor of One Pacific Place.

In his position with Bonhams as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, Renfrew will be “responsible for defining the strategy for Bonhams in Asia relating to the Fine Arts and will oversee the established departments of Classical, Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia,” according to Bonhams. He will also sit on the board of Bonhams Asia.

Renfrew comments, “I am excited to be returning to Bonhams to take up this new position and relish the opportunity to drive forward the business for the fastest growing auction house in the most rapidly developing art market in the world.”

Robert Brooks Co-Chairman of Bonhams comments, “We are delighted to welcome Magnus back to Bonhams in this newly created role. Magnus has an exceptional reputation and network within the international art world. He has played an instrumental role in the development of the art market in Asia over the past decade and we look forward to working with him to drive forward Bonhams’ business in Asia.”

**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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