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Bonhams appoints Ben Walker to head Modern Decorative Art and Design in the U.S.
Ben Walker has worked at a senior level for many of the most prestigious art and antique commercial organizations in the UK. Photo: Bonhams.

NEW YORK, NY.- The International Auction House, Bonhams, announces the appointment of Ben Walker as Head of Modern Decorative Art and Design in the US.

Bonhams has long led the field in 20th Century Decorative Arts and has been entrusted with major collections, including the É-J Ruhlmann Art Deco pieces from the Vivelle-Yardley store in Paris, and The Artistry of Tiffany Sale, a collection which came from a prominent American home. The appointment of Ben Walker will create a global department, with Mark Oliver heading sales in the UK as Director of Modern Decorative Art. A graduate in Fine Arts Valuation, Ben Walker has worked at a senior level for many of the most prestigious art and antique commercial organizations in the UK, including Marks Antiques in Mayfair and Thomas Goode & Co, where he was Head of Art and Antiques. He has in-depth knowledge across a wide field, including Modern British and Continental Design, Twentieth Century Decorative Arts, Fine Antique and Modern Silver and Fine Antique and Decorative Tableware. Since 2009, Ben has been running his own successful consultancy in Sydney and New York advising private clients and museums.

Bonhams Global Chief Executive, Matthew Girling said, “I am delighted to welcome Ben Walker to Bonhams. He has a wealth of international experience in the Fine and Decorative Arts fields and will be a hugely valuable addition to our growing team.”

Ben Walker said, “I am very excited to be joining Bonhams. The company has a strong reputation in the Decorative Arts and I look forward to bringing my passion and knowledge to our expanding sales program for 2017 and beyond.”

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