Mark Wilkinson, the former Bonhams and Christie’s specialist who is joining Sworders.

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Two years ago he joined Bonhams to develop its Home & Interior and Design sales. He begins the role on May 1 and one of his first tasks will be to prepare for Sworders’ debut Out of the Ordinary sale (a format previously tried at CSK).

This will be followed by an Animals in Art sale. He will collaborate with its 20th century art and design department led by John Black.

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