NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams
announces Molly Ott Ambler has been appointed Head of the Fine Art Division for Bonhams US.
In her new role, Molly, who was previously the Director of Impressionist and Modern Art at Bonhams, will provide leadership for the international auction houses 20th Century Fine Art departments, including Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art, and American Art. Among many notable achievements, Molly facilitated the consignment of Picassos Femme au béret mauve that sold at Bonhams New York in May 2021 for $10.8m.
Molly will work closely with Leslie Wright, Chairman of Bonhams North America, as well as Ralph Taylor, Global Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, and India Phillips, Global Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, both of whom will continue to lead their respective departments on a global basis.
Molly joined Bonhams in 2019 from the leading international art appraisal and acquisition firm, Gurr Johns, where she was Executive Vice President and the Director of Advisory, Americas. She began her career in the art world at Sothebys, and during her 21-year tenure, rose to the position of Senior International Specialist and Senior Vice President in the Impressionist & Modern Art Department.
Bruno Vinciguerra, Bonhams CEO, said: Im delighted that Molly will lead the Fine Art Division in the US. She is hugely respected by collectors and colleagues alike. Her track record since she has been at Bonhams speaks for itself, having spearheaded teams that have consigned some of the most valuable paintings ever offered at Bonhams.
Leslie Wright, Chairman of Bonhams North America, added: Mollys knowledge, business acumen and intuitive rapport with clients is legendary. We are thrilled that she has accepted this challenge.
Molly Ott Ambler, Head of the Fine Art Division for Bonhams US, said, This is a wonderful opportunity to build on what our team has achieved in the past two years, and to continue to develop initiatives with my colleagues around the globe.