Bonhams Launch Irish Art Department with First Sale in February

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LONDON.- Bonhams will hold its first sale of Irish Art on 9th February 2011 in New Bond Street, marking the end of the company’s long-standing association with Adams Auctioneers in Dublin. After twelve years of working jointly on Irish Art auctions, Bonhams and Adams have decided to hold separate sales. Bonhams Irish Art Department is headed by Penny Day, also a Senior Specialist in the 20th Century British Department at Bonhams. She joined 20thCentury British & Irish Art at Bonhams in 2006, following a year with Christie’s British & Irish Art division. Although combining these two disciplines successfully, it is her particular passion and focus on developing Irish art within the company that has led to tangible results over the last few years. Penny holds a B.A. Hons Degree in History of Art from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Fine & Decorative Art from The Institute of