• Global Auction House Summit presented by Invaluable
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Technology & Transformation:
Building Winning Strategies

Le Global Auction House Summit réunira des acteurs majeurs de l’industrie des ventes aux enchères pour discuter des stratégies d’innovation. Profitez de l’expérience des spécialistes et des influenceurs internationaux pendant deux jours de présentations, de tables rondes, d’ateliers et d’évènements dédiés au Networking.

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2020 Speakers & Moderators

Loïc Baboulaz
Loïc Baboulaz

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ARTMYN

Loïc Baboulaz

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ARTMYN

Loïc has held R&D engineering positions at NEC Japan, Sony Germany and CGG UK. Loïc also volunteered at Baobab Health, a Malawian NGO, as project coordinator for eHealth solutions in Malawi. From 2012 to 2016, he led R&D of the eFacsimile project on Art reproduction (Google Focus Research Award) at the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland. Loïc holds a M.S. in communication systems from EPFL and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London.

Martina Batovic
Martina Batovic

Director UK, Dorotheum

Martina Batovic

Director UK, Dorotheum

Martina has more than a decade of experience at the high end of the international art world, having worked across all three major areas of the market: auction, gallery and advisory. Martina started her career with a Mayfair art advisory company sourcing artworks for private and corporate clients globally across all areas of the art market. Martina then moved to a role of a Sales Director in a prominent contemporary photography gallery in Mayfair, followed by work as a Contemporary Specialist in the Post-War & Contemporary Department of a major international auction house, where she was responsible for sourcing, valuing, cataloguing and selling artworks at auctions in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Martina is currently the UK Director for Dorotheum, one of the oldest auction houses in operation today. She comes to Dorotheum with a multi-faceted view & experience of the art world. As a Specialist and an expert in the field, Martina is passionate about art of the Post-War period, especially European avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s, and the place of female artists in the (current) art market.

Kinga Bender
Kinga Bender

Fine & Decorative Arts Director of Charlton Hall Auctioneers

Kinga Bender

Fine & Decorative Arts Director of Charlton Hall Auctioneers

Kinga Bender joined Charlton Hall Auctioneers in 1996. Charlton Hall is the southeast’s oldest auction firm founded in 1929. Ms. Bender began her art world career in Europe with degrees in historic architecture and preservation. She became intrigued by works of art and continued in the gallery and conservation fields. In 1992 she pursued work with a regional auction firm, where one can “touch” a vast variety of objects, and she found the perfect fit, Charlton Hall. Her first major project was developing a web-presence, for the internationally recognized firm before the digital age. Within three months, the site was completed, and by that summer Charlton Hall held its first live online sale. Proudly holding the title of running the 3rd live auction in the world! We think she brought DSL to South Carolina in 1996! Today, Ms. Bender manages all major museum, trust, and important estate accounts, coordinates sales; and is the director of the fine and decorative art departments.

Tom Best
Tom Best

Director & Auctioneer of The Auction Collective

Tom Best

Director & Auctioneer of The Auction Collective

Tom Best is the founder of The Auction Collective, a primary market auction initiative that partners with artists, art advisers and galleries to run auctions of artwork from under-represented and emerging artists. The formation of The Auction Collective in 2017, was an opportunity to reinvent the auction model for today’s consumer behaviour. As such, The Auction Collective charge no buyer’s commission, have developed unique downloadable auction paddles and are incorporating the latest in FinTech and VR technology to enhance the user experience.

Tom first caught the auction ‘bug’ at 19, whilst selling fruit and veg at his local village hall. Several years later, and after a Masters in Art History from St Andrews University, he joined Christie’s Auction House as a specialist in Impressionist & Modern art then later Post-War & Contemporary art – he was one of the youngest auctioneers to take to a Christie’s rostrum.

In 2016, moved by the escalating crisis in Syria, Tom stepped away from the art world to join the humanitarian charity Start Network, where he worked for two years before dedicating his full time to The Auction Collective in 2018. Tom is on the board of Easel, a social mobility initiative for the art market that promotes equality in employment in the art industry. During his time as an auctioneer, Tom has also helped raise over £13 million for good causes through taking charity auctions.

Philippe Bouchet
Philippe Bouchet

Art Expert and Senior Underwriter at AXA XL Insurance

Philippe Bouchet

Art Expert and Senior Underwriter at AXA XL Insurance

Art Expert and Senior Underwriter at XL Insurance, Philippe Bouchet is an art historian by training. He has been the collaborator of a Parisian gallery for several years. A specialist of the 20th century, more particularly of art in Europe after 1945, a period to which he devotes his research, he regularly contributes to the writing of prefaces and texts for exhibition catalogues, while at the same time working as a curator.

Anne Bracegirdle
Anne Bracegirdle

Senior Director at PaceX

Anne Bracegirdle

Senior Director at PaceX

Anne Bracegirdle is a Senior Director at PaceX, where she focuses on digital strategy and special programming. Previously, as an AVP and Specialist at Christie’s New York, Anne spearheaded Christie’s Art + Tech initiative, which culminated in a two Art + Tech Summits, Exploring Blockchain (2018) and The A.I. Revolution (2019), in collaboration with Hyundai’s Art Lab. During her ten years at Christie’s she served as a specialist of Russian Art, 19th Century European Art, and Photographs. Anne speaks widely on the topic of art and blockchain and has been cited in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Art Newspaper, among others. She is an advisor for Artnome, dada.nyc, and a Young Patron of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Anne received her Master’s Degree from Sotheby’s Institute in London.

Anna Brady
Anna Brady

Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper

Anna Brady

Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper

Anna is the The Art Newspaper’s art market editor and has reported on the art and antiques industry for over 10 years. She was previously features editor at Harper’s Bazaar Art and Interiors magazines in Dubai, and before that wrote for the weekly Antiques Trade Gazette. As a freelance journalist, she has written for Apollo, Wallpaper, BOAT International, House & Garden and World of Interiors among others.

DJ Charles
DJ Charles

Chief Technology Officer at Invaluable

DJ Charles

Chief Technology Officer at Invaluable

D.J. Charles joined Invaluable in April of 2013 and brings over 20 years of technical Interactive, e-commerce and enterprise mobility experience. Prior to Invaluable, Mr. Charles was the CTO at Perillon Software, provisioning high-volume SaaS-based systems for global companies. Before that, he served as Chief Architect at Intuitive Manufacturing Systems/SupplyWorks, where he developed e-procurement and shop-floor replenishment platforms for the retail and automotive industries. He has also contributed to technical solutions for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies worldwide.

Ben Clark
Ben Clark

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gurr Johns International

Ben Clark

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gurr Johns International

Ben brings 20 years’ global art market experience of building and managing art collections across multiple disciplines and regions and is a trusted partner and close advisor to a number of international entrepreneurs and families.

He previously served as a market leader in the field of art advisory during a tenure of twenty years at Christie’s, based in London and Hong Kong, where he rose to the post of Global Head of Client Strategy and Deputy-Chairman of Asia, and was charged with expanding the firm’s overall business development across Asia. Ben began his career at The Art Institute of Chicago before joining Christie’s in 2000.

Highlights of Ben’s career include securing and selling the Collection of legendary collector Jan Krugier for over US$100million in 2014, and more recently Gaugin’s sculpture Therese for USD 31 million. Ben has produced and co-curated a series of exhibitions celebrating the collector, including the loan exhibition ‘Generation Y Collectors’ at the Museum of Mankind, London in 2010, and the first public exhibition of Van Gogh pictures in Hong Kong in 2019.

Grégoire Debuire
Grégoire Debuire

Chief Business Development Officer at ARTMYN

Grégoire Debuire

Chief Business Development Officer at ARTMYN

Grégoire has 20 years of experience in the Art market. He has held Auctioneer and head of Estates, Appraisals and Valuations Department positions at Christie’s, where he played a key role in the consignment of private collections and single major artworks, setting world record prices.

Grégoire also published several papers and books covering artworks, heritage, architecture, collections, art market and legal regulations. He has been Presenter of television programs covering arts and antiques, on France 2 and France 3 channels.

Ingrid Dudek
Ingrid Dudek

Independent Advisor

Ingrid Dudek

Independent Advisor

Ingrid began her career at the Courtyard Gallery in Beijing during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, starting as an intern and eventually becoming a manager. She subsequently spent over a decade in the auction business, joining Christie’s in 2006 as an Associate Vice President and was then promoted to Vice President & International Senior Specialist in both the Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Departments. At Christie’s, working from both Hong Kong and New York, Ingrid was instrumental in creating a strategic, globally-minded platform for the then-emerging Asian Contemporary art market. In addition, she oversaw the successful sale of work from the collections of film director Oliver Stone, The Estate of John Bransten, and Lawrence and Kathy Schiller,among others. Most recently, Ingrid was the Director of Contemporary Art at Bonhams New York, working to integrate the Asian specialist team into the International Contemporary Art Department.

Ingrid is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, a Fulbright scholar to China, and holds a Masters Degree in Anthropology from New York University. Some of her writings can be found in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail and Art Asia Pacific.

Paul Exbrayat
Paul Exbrayat

Business Development Manager of the Art Loss Register

Paul Exbrayat

Business Development Manager of the Art Loss Register

Paul Exbrayat is a former French police investigator. He worked within the National French Judicial Police for 15 years, in particular as part of the National Art Crime Department (Office Central de lutte contre le traffic des Biens Culturels) between 2009 and 2015. He joined the Art Loss Register in London in 2018 and is the company’s art market liaison and business development manager for France, Belgium and the francophone regions.

Adam Fields
Adam Fields

Founder and CEO of ARTA

Adam Fields

Founder and CEO of ARTA

Adam Fields is the Founder and CEO of ARTA, a digital platform and API delivering global white glove logistics and services. Prior to founding ARTA, Adam was a Vice President at Artspace.com, where he became hyper-aware of the difficulties that came with shipping art for both online and offline sellers. Recognizing these inefficiencies and new trends in ecommerce, he left in 2014 to start ARTA and create a powerful solution to enable global commerce for items requiring white gloves services. Today, ARTA is used by thousands of galleries, auction houses, and ecommerce platforms worldwide. Adam holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and though he grew up in Downtown Chicago, he has called New York City home for 10 years.

Nigel Freeman
Nigel Freeman

Director, African American Fine Art of Swann Auction Galleries

Nigel Freeman

Director, African American Fine Art of Swann Auction Galleries

Nigel Freeman is the director of the African-American Fine Art department at Swann Auction Galleries. He founded the department in the fall of 2006, and since then has set numerous auction records for important African-American artists, including John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Sam Gilliam, Barkley Hendricks, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Charles White and Hale Woodruff. Many of these were the result of significant institutional purchases. Swann Galleries is the only major auction house with a department dedicated to African-American Fine Art.

Outside of Swann, Nigel is a member of the advisory board of the Hampton University Museum, in Hampton, Virginia, and is a print appraiser on the PBS television show Antiques Roadshow. He has lectured on the subject of African-American art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago. He has also been interviewed by such magazines as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Art+Auction, Art and Antiques, The Art Newspaper and on the BBC and National Public Radio.

Nigel entered the auction world in 1997 with a background in fine art as a painter and printmaker after earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in 1991, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Art from Brown University in 1989. Previously, Nigel was the associate director of Swann’s Prints & Drawings department.

Rod Funston
Rod Funston

EVP, Auction House Systems of Invaluable

Rod Funston

EVP, Auction House Systems of Invaluable

Rod Funston is Executive Vice President, Auction House Systems at Invaluable, where he is responsible for auction house systems and business development. Rod has been designing and developing database applications for the fine art and antique auction house businesses since 1987, and merged his company, RFC Systems, with Invaluable in 2006. Prior to joining Invaluable, Rod developed back office and internet systems for many of the world’s leading auction houses including Phillips, Doyle New York, Tajan and Bonhams.

Thomas Galbraith
Thomas Galbraith

Former CEO of Hindman

Thomas Galbraith

Former CEO of Hindman

Thomas Galbraith has played an integral role in the art, luxury and tech space over the past 15 years. He is best known for transforming companies through cultural, technological and strategic change. Having worked with both start ups and existing business empowering companies to better understand their value proposition.

He spent the majority of his career as a Partner at The Petraeus Group, where he worked as a management consultant advising start ups and companies on transformation, growth, management strategies.

He most recently served as CEO of Hindman (based in Chicago, IL) where he implemented an ambitious transformation of the organization formerly known as Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Taking a former regional auction house and advancing it technologically, geographically and monetarily in to one of the most important auction houses outside New York. He guided the company through massive cultural, structural and technological change.

Prior to that he was brought in by Google Ventures as CEO for Twyla, an Austin based start up that had encountered significant obstacles from inception. He implemented a strategic pivot in the target client profile and user interface which positively impacted sales and conversion and set the company on course for sale.

He also previously held the position of Managing Director at Paddle8, an online auction house start up. After a turbulent first year, he was brought in by the founders to build and manage the profit center – auctions. Sales went from $250k in the first year to $25M in the third year.

Notably he has also served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU and AIAF where he was invited by both to teach courses related to the online art market and art as an asset. He acted as the Treasurer of the APAA and has been guest speaker at various forums – Art Basel, Art Business Conference, TEFAF etc – and appeared in various publications as a market expert, NYTimes, Bloomberg etc.

Melanie Gerlis
Melanie Gerlis

Columnist of the Financial Times

Melanie Gerlis

Columnist of the Financial Times

Melanie Gerlis became the weekly art market columnist for the Financial Times in 2016 and also contributes regular articles for the paper. She was previously Art Market Editor for The Art Newspaper, reporting on auctions, art fairs and market news globally since 2007.

Before entering the art world, Melanie worked for ten years at Finsbury, a strategic communications and investor relations firm, advising investment banks, hedge funds and other financial services clients.

She has a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Melanie is a trustee of The Art Academy and Art360 and a member of the governing body for Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Her book, ‘Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets’, was published by Lund Humphries in 2014.

Axelle Givaudan
Axelle Givaudan

Secretary General, Director of Corporate Affairs of Artcurial

Axelle Givaudan

Secretary General, Director of Corporate Affairs of Artcurial

In 1996, After having specialised in old paintings and working on the art market for a British auction house, Axelle Givaudan took over the management of operations at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, where she was responsible for increasing ticket sales and developing relationships with sponsors and where she organised temporary exhibitions on various themes, such as 17th century Portuguese Still Life and Thracian Gold.

After this experience, in 2002 she joined The French National Maritime Museum as Director of Museographic Services.

In 2007 she was appointed General Secretary at Artcurial and in 2015 she took on the role of Director of Institutional Affairs.

In May 2018 she was appointed one of the trustees at the National Army Museum, Hotel des Invalides, by the French Minister of Defense.

Édouard Gouin
Édouard Gouin

Co-founder of Convelio

Édouard Gouin

Co-founder of Convelio

Co-founder of Convelio, the digital logistics solution dedicated to the art market. Created 2 years ago with Clément Ouizille, Convelio is a digital fine-art shipping service with an industry-first ability to provide instant quotes for all major international destinations. Prior to Convelio, Edouard headed Rocket Internet procurement department. He also worked in digital strategy consulting, as a VC investor and founded an augmented reality startup in the design world. He is in charge of business development, product & corporate finance. He is a graduate of Bocconi and IE Business School.

Sarah Greenberg
Sarah Greenberg

Founder & Director of Evergreen Arts

Sarah Greenberg

Founder & Director of Evergreen Arts

Sarah Greenberg, a former arts journalist, founded Evergreen Arts in 2015 as an alternative to traditional PR. A consultancy specializing in international arts communications and content, Evergreen Arts focuses on creating museum-quality content across a variety of media to help clients tell their stories. Selected clients include public art spaces and events, such as the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and the Carmignac Foundation, as well as commercial galleries including Tornabuoni Art, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert and Lyndsey Ingram. In addition, she works with collectors building private museums and sculpture parks, such as Donum Winery in Sonoma and the Foster Foundation in Palo Alto, and with a variety of businesses in the arts and luxury fields. A Californian transplanted to London, she has worked in the international art world for over 20 years in journalism, museums and the art market and has long-standing relationships with key players in these areas. Before founding Evergreen Arts, Sarah served as Director of Communications and Marketing for Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe. Previously, she worked for over a decade at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where she edited the RA Magazine and worked at a senior level of the organisation. She also worked for many years as a journalist and editor at publications such as The Art Newspaper, The Economist (where she was the first dedicated art correspondent) and Tate Magazine (which she helped found). She has also written for publications including Art News, W, Harper’s Bazaar Art China and Condé Nast Traveller (US and UK editions). Having lived and worked in Paris and in Italy, she speaks fluent French and Italian. Educated at Brown University (BA in Classics), the Courtauld Institute and University College London, she holds an MA in the History of Art and has expertise in both the cultural and commercial aspects of the art world.

Anna-Sophia Hollenders
Dr. Anna-Sophie Hollenders

Senior Associate of Raue

Dr. Anna-Sophie Hollenders

Senior Associate of Raue

Dr. Anna-Sophie Hollenders is a Senior Associate at Raue, one of the leading German law firms in the field of media, arts and cultural institutions. She advises on all matters of media and intellectual property law.

Anna-Sophie studied at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany and at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. She acquired her Dr. iur. at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany.

Anna-Sophie has many years of experience and a special understanding of the interests of artists and cultural institutions, private collectors and auction houses whom she advises on all matters of copyright law, restitution law and cultural property law. Her expertise ranges from the drafting and negotiating of agreements to the representation in court and out-of-court disputes and the advice on cultural policy matters. Another further important aspect of her work is the support of companies during the development and implementation of digital business models providing advice on IT law and data protection law.

Hu Yanyan
Hu Yanyan

Director and President of China Guardian Auctions

Hu Yanyan

Director and President of China Guardian Auctions

Ms. Hu Yanyan is the Director and President of China Guardian Auctions, an international auction house that specializes in Chinese art and antiques, Western art, jewelry, and wine. She joined China Guardian in 1993 and has since held the positions of General Manager of the Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings department, General Manager of Ancient Calligraphy and Paintings, and Vice President of the company. Ms Hu is also an experienced appraisal expert in Chinese calligraphy and paintings, promoting many national cultural relics and important private collections back to China. She has been the President of China Guardian and China Guardian Hong Kong since 2014, leading the company to key achievements in brand promotion, academic research, client service and operations. Ms. Hu also serves as the President of China Guardian Auctions Hong Kong and as Deputy Director of the China Association of Auctioneers (CAA) Art Committee.

Simon Hucker
Simon Hucker

Senior Director, Co-Head of Modern & Contemporary Post-War British Art of Sotheby’s

Simon Hucker

Senior Director, Co-Head of Modern & Contemporary Post-War British Art of Sotheby’s

Simon Hucker joined Sotheby’s in 2012 after 14 years of working in the London art world, the last 8 of which as a director of one of the capital’s leading galleries of Modern and Post-War British Art. Here he looked after the estates and studios of some of the 20th century’s most important British painters and sculptors, including Ivon Hitchens, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Armitage and Eduardo Paolozzi.

At Sotheby’s Simon has been deeply involved in a number of highly successful single-owner sales, including ‘Bowie/Collector’ (the personal collection of the late David Bowie) in 2016; ‘A Painter’s Paradise: Julian Trevelyan & Mary Fedden at Durham Wharf’ in 2015; ‘ABSTRACTION – Post-War Painting from the David Thomson Collection’ in 2014 and the highly successful sale of contents from The Ivy Restaurant in March 2015, sold to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK. In 2013 Simon co-curated the selling exhibition ‘The New Situation – Art in London in the Sixties’ alongside legendary dealer Kasmin.

Simon holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where he studied Post-War American Art, German Expressionism, as well as Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art. He developed his interest in Modern British paintings whilst cataloguing the Garman Ryan Collection in Walsall. He also worked at the Barber Institute, and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and has published many texts on 20th Century British art including George Kennethson, A Modernist Rediscovered, published by Merrell.

Evie Joselow
Evie Joselow

Director of The Art of the Appraisal

Evie Joselow

Director of The Art of the Appraisal

Evie T. Joselow, PhD., is a New York-based independent art advisor and appraiser. She has extensive knowledge of art and the art market, having spent her entire professional career engaged with the global art world. Her broad experiences include handling Faberge Eggs, conducting provenance research for the restitution and recovery of art looted by the Nazis, writing exhibition catalogs, and overseeing various aspects of collection management. Currently, she works with private and corporate clients, and artists estates to provide valuation and collection management services, as well as advise on the care, distribution, and dispersal of properties. She is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, specializing in the valuation of 20th century American and European Fine Art for insurance and estate planning purposes. She is currently on the faculty of the Art Market Studies program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Evie has a PhD. in Art History, from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, an MPA from Baruch College, New York, and a B.A. from Vassar College. and has served on various community service organizations and art-related advisory boards.

Clémence Lapotre
Clémence Lapotre

Principal Associate of Gowling WLG

Clémence Lapotre

Principal Associate of Gowling WLG

Clémence Lapotre is a Principal Associate at Gowling WLG in Paris, specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) with seven years of experience. Her expertise includes IP (Copyright, Trademarks and Patents), Art Law, Data Protection and Unfair Competition.

Clémence completed two Masters degrees at the Panthéon – Sorbonne University, one in Business Law and the other in History of Art. After several experiences as a trainee in French auction houses, she completed a Master II in Copyright Law from Panthéon – Assas University during which she dedicated her research paper to Daniel Buren, the French contemporary artist member of the BMPT group. She also holds a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law from King’s College of London and received a distinction for her dissertation on the adequacy of contemporary art protection under UK and French Copyright Laws.

Clémence is a member of Art et Droit, an association bringing together art lawyers, auctioneers, in-house counsels and personalities from the art world.

Clémence has also developed particular skills in the relation to data protection law & GDPR. She qualified as Data Protection Officer from Panthéon – Assas University in 2019 and regularly writes articles and leads seminars on this subject.

Bobby Livingston
Bobby Livingston

Executive Vice President of RR Auction

Bobby Livingston

Executive Vice President of RR Auction

After joining RR Auction in 2008 and successfully rebranding the company, Bobby Livingston was appointed Executive Vice President two years later. One of his responsibilities is marketing RR Auction’s achievement of remarkable results and building its reputation into an internationally renowned auction house.

His daily duties revolve around motivating the rest of the RR Auction staff to fully understand the company values, which is to create a marketplace for clients to sell remarkable items and high end collections.

Livingston has played a key role in nearly tripling RR Auction’s sales with his participation in the outcomes of the company’s most expensive item to date, the Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph for $1.6 million dollars, Bonnie and Clyde’s guns at $500,000 and record breaking JFK auctions.

Stephan Ludwig
Stephan Ludwig

Founder and CEO of Forum Auctions

Stephan Ludwig

Founder and CEO of Forum Auctions

Stephan is founder and CEO of Forum Auctions, London’s specialist auction house for works on paper. Established in 2016, Forum emphasises the use of evolving technologies to develop new communities of ecom-savvy auction shoppers. Whilst preserving many characteristics of a traditional auction house, it is noteworthy that over 80% by lot and 50% by value of the firm’s 2019 sales were executed exclusively online. Most recently Forum has acquired bidforwine.com, the UK’s longest-running digital marketplace for wines and collectible spirits, hosting peer-to-peer self-listings alongside curated auctions. No stranger to buying and selling auction businesses, Stephan’s earlier career as an investment banker serves him well in handling M&A transactions and the firm remains acquisitive.

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Christopher McKeogh

Special Agent, FBI Art Crime Team

Christopher McKeogh

Special Agent, FBI Art Crime Team

Christopher McKeogh is a former university science professor and possesses two Master’s Degrees in Physics. As a Special Agent with the FBI, he has over 15 years of experience working investigations. SA McKeogh currently exclusively investigates art crime matters in the FBI’s New York Office. His efforts have led to the arrest and conviction of numerous perpetrators of art crime and have led to the recovery of countless works of art, from antiquity to modern.

Paul Minshull
Paul Minshull

Chief Operating Officer of Heritage Auctions

Paul Minshull

Chief Operating Officer of Heritage Auctions

Initially joining Heritage Auctions in 1984, Paul Minshull’s ever-expanding role later included Chief Operating Officer for all Heritage companies and affiliates in 1988 and then Chief Technology Officer in 2000. As COO and CTO, Paul’s responsibilities include integrating sales, human resources, inventory, security, and technology while managing a workforce of over 500 people in multiple United States and European locations, generating over $900m in annual sales. Paul oversees the company’s highly-regarded Digital Commerce and Information Technology departments, including responsibility for Heritage’s web development which is now a significant portion of Heritage’s business model. Major digital innovations include the Heritage Live online bidding platform. As the first auction house that combined traditional floor bidding with active Internet bidding, the totally interactive systems have catapulted Heritage to the top Collectible and Fine Art websites (Forbes Magazine’s “Best of the Web”). HA.com provides transparency in the auction process, including records for 5+ million auction prices realized. Paul’s direct involvement in the Heritage’s online growth has provided a wealth of information and confidence for buyers and sellers and helped attract over 50,000 unique visitors a day to HA.com.

Simon de Monicault
Simon de Monicault

Director of the Furniture & Works of Art Department of Christie’s

Simon de Monicault

Director of the Furniture & Works of Art Department of Christie’s

Simon de Monicault joined Christie’s in 2004, starting in the European Furniture department in London just in time for the sale of the Badminton Cabinet which sold for €27,5 million and which still holds the world record price for a piece of furniture. He then went on to work on the Champalimaud collection (€57 million) and on the Wildenstein collection (€32 million). Later moving to the Paris department, Simon contributed to both successful and often landmark sales of the collections of Yves Saint Laurent – Pierre Bergé (2009), Palais de Royaumont (2011), Boni de Castellane – Anna Gould (2017) and more recently Juan de Beistegui (2018).

Working globally, Simon has worked on international projects like that of the Djahanguir Riahi collection in 2012 (€24 million) which was the first European furniture collection to go on a tour in Asia. Working with a network of academics, collectors, curators and historians, Simon also assists clients with private sales of European furniture and works for art, such as the royal commode by Jean-Henri Riesener recently purchased for the château de Versailles in 2018. A keen enthusiast on the history of collecting throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th Century, Simon has published several articles and has given lectures on some of the major collectors of European Decorative Arts throughout the ages. Prior to Christie’s, Simon studied law and art history, beginning his career in Paris with the Art advisory firm Lepic & Nazare-Aga.

Based in Paris, Simon continues to participate in the development of London sales, including the successful sale of the Marquis and Marquise de Ravenal collection from November 2007, which doubled its initial estimate achieving €6.8 million. Prior to Christie’s, Simon studied law and art history, beginning his career in Paris with the firm Lepic & Nazare-Aga.

Alison Moss
Alison Moss

Journalist and Editor at Le Quotidien de l’Art (The Art Daily News)

Alison Moss

Journalist and Editor at Le Quotidien de l’Art (The Art Daily News)

Journalist and Editor at Le Quotidien de l’Art (The Art Daily News), Paris, Alison Moss writes daily art news reports and in-depth analysis about the art market and the gallery scene both in France and internationally. She also assists with the coordination of Special Issues and writes bimonthly art news reports for Beaux Arts magazine. Prior to that, she collaborated with several cultural and academic publications, including The Art Newspaper and Connaissance des Arts, and translated exhibition catalogues.

Farah Nayeri
Farah Nayeri

Arts Writer

Farah Nayeri

Arts Writer

Farah Nayeri is a journalist covering arts and culture in Europe. She writes for The New York Times. Previously, she has been a correspondent for Bloomberg in London, Paris and Rome, and has also written for the arts pages of The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. A conference speaker and moderator, Farah chairs panel discussions for The New York Times and has also moderated talks at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Pompidou Center, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Women’s Forum. She is a classical pianist and a member of the U.K. Critics’ Circle.

Nick O'Donnell
Nicholas M. O’Donnell

Partner, Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester

Nicholas M. O’Donnell

Partner, Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester

Nicholas M. O’Donnell is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Sullivan & Worcester and the leader of the firm’s Art & Museum Law practice group. His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, where he has served as lead counsel on a variety of lawsuits concerning restitution and fine art sales and has advised museums, dealers, auction houses, and collectors worldwide about restitution, copyright, and de-accessioning issues. He is Vice-Chair of the Arts, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association.  Mr. O’Donnell is the author of numerous articles and papers on the subject of Nazi-looted art disputes, and the author of the book he will discuss today: A Tragic Fate—Law and Ethics in the Battle Over Nazi Looted Art (Ankerwycke 2017), the first comprehensive overview of disputes in the U.S. over allegedly Nazi-looted art.

Leila Ouchen
Leila Ouchen

Advertising Sales Manager at Invaluable

Leila Ouchen

Advertising Sales Manager at Invaluable

Leïla Ouchen joined invaluable in 2016 as Advertising Sales Manager, covering France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain. Leïla holds a Master’s Degree in Luxury Marketing and prior to Invaluable she held roles at Bauer Media Régie, Editions Jalou, & RégieObs.

Adriano Pincinati de Torcello
Adriano Picinati di Torcello

Director, Advisory & Consulting, Global Art & Finance Coordinator of Deloitte

Adriano Picinati di Torcello

Director, Advisory & Consulting, Global Art & Finance Coordinator of Deloitte

Adriano is the Global Art & Finance Coordinator for the Deloitte group of member firms and has over 20 years of professional experience.

He is in charge of the Art & Finance activities within Deloitte Luxembourg, an initiative he has been coordinating since its inception in 2008. Adriano also coordinates the development of the Art & Finance activities at the Deloitte group level. Over the past decade, Adriano has been working towards the creation of an Art & Finance/Business cluster in Luxembourg.

To create public awareness of the Art & Finance subject, Adriano initiated the international Deloitte Art & Finance Conference cycle that has become the annual benchmark event in the field. He has also developed Art & Finance seminars for professionals seeking guidance about the global art market and he is the co-author of the Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance Report. As the spokesperson of the Art & Finance initiative within Deloitte, he regularly speaks at national and international conferences.

Adriano started his professional career as an auditor at KPMG. He also spent several years with Banque Degroof Luxembourg to develop the group’s activities in France through wealth structuring and funds services. Before joining Deloitte in 2008, he held management positions in the Asia Business Development team and in the Strategic Planning team of Deutsche Börse Group.

Adriano has a degree in business sciences and finance, as well as an MBA and a M.Sc. in banking and finance. He is fluent in French, English and has a very good command of Italian.

Naomi Rea
Naomi Rea

Associate Editor of artnet News

Naomi Rea

Associate Editor of artnet News

Naomi Rea is an Associate Editor at Artnet News, the world’s first dedicated 24-hour global art market newswire. Her interests range from Leonardo da Vinci to tech art. Previously, she has contributed to Los Angeles Magazine and the Bulletin in Brussels. She has separate MA degrees in arts and journalism from Trinity College Dublin and University of the Arts London.

Lucie Eleonore Riveron
Lucie Eleonore Riveron

Co-Founder and President of FauveParis

Lucie Eleonore Riveron

Co-Founder and President of FauveParis

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, former student of Decorative Arts in Paris (ENSAD) and of the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), Lucie-Eléonore Riveron started working in galleries and foundations before taking on the management of the editorial department of Piasa. Rich in a double Franco-Italian culture, perfectly bilingual, Lucie-Eléonore Riveron chairs and directs FauveParis, while making sure to make the brand and the identity of the house noticed and remarkable.

Clara Rivollet
Clara Rivollet

International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art of Phillips

Clara Rivollet

International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art of Phillips

Clara Rivollet is an International Specialist in 20th Century & Contemporary Art at Phillips. Based in Paris, Clara is a key business-getter for 20th Century & Contemporary Art across France, Belgium and Switzerland. Primarily supporting 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales in Asia, she also leads all client engagement activities in our Paris space. This includes auction highlight tours, private selling exhibitions, pop up shows and talks, and selected third party events. Before joining Phillips, Clara spent over seven years as a Specialist in Christie’s Paris, where she was a key business getter in Europe for their Asian Contemporary Art sale in Hong Kong.

Marc Sands
Marc Sands

Chief Marketing Officer of Bonhams

Marc Sands

Chief Marketing Officer of Bonhams

Marc Sands has been Chief Marketing Officer at Bonhams since March 2019. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the marketing industry at some of the best-known brands in the world, including the Tate and the Guardian Media Group, where he was responsible for a digital transformation. Most recently, he held the position as Chief Marketing Officer at Christie’s, where he created and implemented their marketing strategy and revolutionised Christie’s digital presence. One of Marc’s most remarkable campaigns for the auction house was the marketing of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, Salvator Mundi, which became the world’s most valuable painting to be ever sold at auction. Since joining Bonhams, Marc has transformed the company’s digital footprint, introduced new bidding platforms leading to a 35% increase in new registrations, and secured a global partnership with Invaluable.

Rodica Seward
Rodica Seward

President of Tajan

Rodica Seward

President of Tajan

Rodica B. Seward is the President of Tajan S.A. in Paris, which she purchased from Bernard Arnault in 2003. Splitting her time between Paris and New York City, Ms. Seward has extensive global experience in corporate strategy and communication, investment banking, consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia. She is a dedicated Post-War and Contemporary Art collector who has successfully positioned Tajan as a high-end boutique auction house, organizing over 1,000 auctions since 2004 including the prestigious collections of Julien Levy and the Brito Estates.

Gene Shapiro
Gene Shapiro

President of Shapiro Auctions

Gene Shapiro

President of Shapiro Auctions

Gene Shapiro has been the president of Shapiro Auctions, a fine and decorative arts auction house in New York City, since 2007. Shapiro Auctions focuses on European, American, Latin American, as well as Russian and Asian paintings and works of art. In recent years, the auction house has sold objects as varied as a Camille Pissarro pastel for $905,000, an Alfons Walde Tyrolean Snow Scene for $275,000, a Soviet “AGITLAK” gift set from 1931 for $305,000, and a Chinese Celadon and Russet jade carving for $102,400. Gene is Board Director of the American Appraisers Association and regularly appears as an art appraiser on the US version of Antiques Roadshow, watched weekly on PBS by over 9 million viewers.

Sarah Wendell Sherrill
Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Co-Founder of Lobus

Sarah Wendell Sherrillz

Co-Founder of Lobus

Sarah Wendell Sherrill is the co-founder of Lobus, a digital solution for the art industry. She also sits on the board of CESTA, a premier research Center in the Digital Humanities at Stanford, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City.

Sarah began her career at Christie’s, where she rose to be one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the company and managed the Post-War & Contemporary Art department in New York during a critical period of growth. At Christie’s Sarah also oversaw the consignment of major collections and record-breaking sales by artists such as Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons and more.

Sarah’s experience in art world also includes roles such as President of Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco where she established an exhibition program that embraced contemporary artists, including Zhan Wang, Sarah Morris, Liza Lou, Alicia McCarthy and John Alexander, alongside more established figures, such as Wayne Thiebaud, Joel Shapiro, Tom Otterness and Mark di Suvero.

Raised in Woodside, California, Sarah is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and Williams College, where she earned Honors in Art History for her thesis on Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Stephen Swan
Stephen Swan

Business Director, Auctioneer of John Moran Auctioneers

Stephen Swan

Business Director, Auctioneer of John Moran Auctioneers

Stephen Swan has been in the auction industry since 2001. Starting as an Art Handler in the shipping department of Butterfields’ Corporate Office in San Francisco, Stephen stayed on with the company through its acquisition by Bonhams. Holding a number of roles during his tenure, Stephen became one of the principal Auctioneers for Bonhams’ Los Angeles gallery, Operations Director for Southern California as well as the US Director of Catalogue Production & Photography for the Bonhams Group.

In 2017, Stephen joined John Moran Auctioneers as an Auctioneer and Business Director, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.

Over the years, Stephen has helped to coordinate and presided as auctioneer over numerous charity and benefit auctions, including APLAHealth’s Annual Art Project Los Angeles charity auction and the Los Angeles Art Association’s annual benefit auction. This desire to further worthwhile causes through auction is also tied to a steadfast belief that bidding at auction should be a fun, approachable experience; Stephen often says that “bidding at auction is on everybody’s bucket list, they just don’t know it yet.”

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. His extracurricular activities generally include a mixture of cycling, photography, spending time with his family, and attempting to curate the perfect playlist to soundtrack all of life’s moments.

Magali Teisseire
Magali Teisseire

Head of Department, Jewellery & Watches of Sotheby’s France

Magali Teisseire

Head of Department, Jewellery & Watches of Sotheby’s France

Magali Teisseire has extensive experience in the Jewellery market. A gemmologist, she also studied history of art and law before starting her career as an auctioneer and specialising in jewellery and horology. Having led the jewellery division of an important French auction house between 2004 and 2011, she then developed her expertise in the domain of e-commerce. After working for an online auction company, in 2013 she created her own business selling jewellery and watches online, while pursuing her activities as a jewellery expert working with various auction houses in Paris and elsewhere in France. Magali Teisseire’s appointment at Sotheby’s as Head of the Jewellery and Watches division for France coincided with the launch of both live and online jewellery and watches auctions at Sotheby’s France in 2018.

Cécile Verdier
Cécile Verdier

President of Christie’s France

Cécile Verdier

President of Christie’s France

Cécile Verdier is an international specialist of 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design. She graduated in 1989 from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, and obtained a degree in Marketing and Art History in 1991. Cécile Verdier qualified as an auctioneer in France in 1994, and began her career at the Hôtel Drouot. In 1997, she joined Christie’s in the Valuations department, subsequently becoming a specialist with the 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design department from 2001 to 2007. In 2008, she joined Sotheby’s France to lead their 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design department.

Ms Verdier orchestrated numerous important sales including the collection of the Garden Museum (2013), the collection of Félix Marcilhac (2014) and more recently, the collection of Jacques Grange (2017). Cécile Verdier is on the board of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, as Vice President.

Bruno Vinceguera
Bruno Vinciguerra

Executive Chairman of Bonhams

Bruno Vinciguerra

Executive Chairman of Bonhams

Bruno Vinciguerra joined Bonhams as Executive Chairman when the UK-based private equity company, Epiris, acquired the auction house in September 2018.

Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Sotheby’s, Vinciguerra was born and raised in Paris – his Corsican name is courtesy of his grandfather. He arrived in the United States 25 years ago as a strategist for Bain & Company, the management consultancy, before becoming a Senior Vice President at Disney in Los Angeles. Vinciguerra ran Dell Western Europe for six years, before joining Sotheby’s in New York in 2007. As COO, he was responsible for the global management of Sotheby’s.

At Bonhams, Vinciguerra splits his time between offices in New York, where he is based, and London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. His focus is on investing in talent, innovation and the digital footprint – Bonhams is now partnering with Invaluable.

Rob Weisberg
Rob Weisberg

Chief Executive Officer of Invaluable

Rob Weisberg

Chief Executive Officer of Invaluable

Rob Weisberg is the CEO of Invaluable, which he joined in October 2012, bringing over 20 years of executive experience to the Invaluable brand. With a passion for revolutionizing the art market, Mr. Weisberg has delivered unparalleled consumer marketing expertise and valuable Internet technology to the industry. Prior to Invaluable, Mr. Weisberg served for three years as Chief Marketing Officer at Zipcar, where he led the company to 730,000 members and through its successful IPO in 2011. Before Zipcar, he was Vice President of Multimedia Marketing at Domino’s Pizza, launching online ordering and digital practices.

Martin Wilson
Martin Wilson

Chief Legal Counsel at Phillips

Martin Wilson

Chief Legal Counsel at Phillips

Martin Wilson is a leading art and cultural property lawyer, and the author of the recently published Art Law and the Business of Art. For more than 20 years Martin has worked in the in-house legal departments at global auction houses, heading the legal and compliance departments first at Christie’s and now at Phillips. As one of the first lawyers to specialise in the legal aspects of the global art business he has experienced and participated in the development of the discipline of art and cultural property law. He is experienced in all the legal aspects of art transactions and disputes, and has a particular interest in the ethical, political and cultural questions surrounding the creation and ownership of art.

Zia Zareem-Slade
Zia Zareem-Slade

Customer Experience Director of Fortnum & Mason

Zia Zareem-Slade

Customer Experience Director of Fortnum & Mason

Zia Zareem Slade serves as custodian of this historic British brand’s strategy, focusing on how best to connect Fortnum & Mason’s unique charm, wit and whimsy with multi-generations of shoppers who demand both Old World service and New Era innovation – all while cherishing a 300-year history. Some examples of that balance: Fortnum & Mason has taken the Fortnum experience to the center of the Royal Exchange with its lovely destination shop and restaurant, transformed the Fountain restaurant into the award-winning 45 Jermyn St., and hosted a major British art exhibition. Zia has a history of creating engaging, multi-channel customer experiences for some of the UK’s most notable brands – Selfridges, Virgin Atlantic and John Lewis.

Richard Whittle
Richard Whittle

Director of Marketing, UK and Europe of Invaluable

Richard Whittle

Director of Marketing, UK and Europe of Invaluable

Richard Whittle has over 20 years of experience in marketing and media. He joined Invaluable in March 2014. Richard has spent his career delivering innovative and efficient marketing strategies to valuable customers. He was previously the Marketing Director at ATG Media and prior to that the Head of Content and Media at iProspect UK, part of the Dentsu Network. Before that, he worked at Sotheby’s New Bond Street and Time Inc. after graduating in Fine Art (painting).

JOHN ALBRECHT

Proprietor and Managing Director of Leonard Joel

JOHN ALBRECHT

Proprietor and Managing Director of Leonard Joel

John Albrecht is the Proprietor and Managing Director of Leonard Joel in Australia. His father, Kurt Albrecht, owned and operated esteemed jewelry retailer Kozminsky. Mr. Albrecht’s education culminated with an MBA thesis at RMIT on the commoditization of Australian art and its recent art fund activity, in addition to a bachelor of law degree and arts degree from Monash University. Mr. Albrecht founded the modern-day jewelry department at Leonard Joel over two decades ago. He also worked at Kozminsky, founding its art gallery and serving as director of the firm before returning to Leonard Joel in 2006. Mr. Albrecht established Joel Fine Art and conducted major auctions for two years before becoming Managing Director of Leonard Joel in 2009 and executing a successful takeover of the auction house in 2011.

Katharine Arnold
Katharine Arnold

Co-Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Europe of Christie’s

Katharine Arnold

Co-Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Europe of Christie’s

Katharine Arnold is the Co-Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art Europe. She graduated with first class honours from the University of Oxford in 2006, gaining master’s degrees in both International Relations at the London School of Economics in 2007 and Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2009. Prior to joining Christie’s she worked in Global Equity Sales at Merrill Lynch in London.

Katharine began her career at Christie’s in 2010 and has always been dedicated to the Evening Auction: first, with a focus on research and scholarly writing for the auction catalogues and then as a specialist. She authored and designed many of the major vanity catalogues to accompany the sale of record breaking works in London. In 2013, Katharine was responsible for writing and creating the 200 page book which accompanied the sale of Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969) by Francis Bacon, which made the world record for any work of art at auction selling for $142 million.

Katharine has worked on 18 successful auction seasons in London including several important single owner collections. Most recently she has been responsible for the Leslie Waddington Collection auction at Christie’s which sold 100% by lot and 100% by value. She was also head of sale for the Essl: 44 Works single owner collection auction, which represents the highest pre-sale value, single owner collection of Post-War and Contemporary Art, ever to be offered at auction in Europe. In July 2014, Katharine was closely connected to the successful sale of Tracey Emin’s My Bed, which resulted in an outstanding result of £2.5million, more than 3 times the low estimate and six times higher than the artist’s previous record.

Evan Beard

National Art Services Executive of U.S. Trust

Evan Beard

National Art Services Executive of U.S. Trust

Evan Beard is the National Art Services Executive with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Headquartered in New York City, Mr. Beard leads the bank’s outreach to private and institutional art collectors, investors and artists nationwide. He directs a team of specialists who provide a suite of tailored offerings to a select group of families, auction houses, museums, endowments and foundations. An authority on art-related investing and financing, Mr. Beard directs the end-to-end provision of services to clients in the art world, including trust structuring and estate planning services, art-secured lending, financing and philanthropic services. He also advises clients whose portfolios include exotic assets such as automobiles, wine, watches, coins, gems and precious metals.

Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Mr. Beard was the U.S. Art and Finance leader for Deloitte Consulting, where he directed strategy and implementation to hedge funds, private banks, art-secured lending firms, and private clients. He began his tenure as a Strategy Manager in the Private Banking Group at Deloitte. Previously, he served as a U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer in Washington, D.C., and the Middle East, advising the Pentagon, NATO and Joint Staff on bilateral intelligence-sharing agreements with Middle East allies.

Mr. Beard earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also holds a Master’s degree in Classics from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He speaks regularly on art and exotic asset classes at major art fairs and investment conferences worldwide. He is a frequent media contributor to national news organizations regarding the intersection of art and finance, and supports a number of arts organizations.

Filippo Bolaffi

CEO of the Bolaffi Group

Filippo Bolaffi

CEO of the Bolaffi Group

Filippo Bolaffi is the CEO of the Bolaffi Group of companies, Italian leader in the world collectibles, with around 130 employees and premises in Turin, Milan, Rome and Verona. Founded in 1890 in Turin, Italy, Bolaffi’s core business is the retail trade of stamps and coins. With the opening in the early ‘90s of Aste Bolaffi, the group’s auction house, set up as a sister company, the traditional business has slowly expanded to include other collecting sectors.

After horizontal expansion through the opening of over 20 new departments in 10 years, the auction house has also initiated a vertical expansion, which in 2018 culminated in two international deals: the acquisition of two historic, specialized auction houses, one in Barcelona and one in London.

Filippo, great-grandson of the founder, represents the fourth generation to manage the company; he graduated from the University of Turin with a degree in Economics and Business and then got an MBA degree from Babson College in Boston. Although he doesn’t consider himself an expert in any sector, his DNA is surely philatelic and his more recent expertise is vintage technology. Throughout his career he has also worked in other industries, including that of renewable energy, and lived for an extended period in New York City. Passionate about dogs and sports, complaining about not having enough time to play them, at least at work he managed to have some contact with them again, opening up in 2016 the sports memorabilia department.

Anthony Calnek
Anthony Calnek

Co-Worldwide Head of Marketing of Sotheby’s

Anthony Calnek

Co-Worldwide Head of Marketing of Sotheby’s

In his 10-year tenure at Sotheby’s, Anthony Calnek has led initiatives that have transformed the way this 274-year-old company engages with its most important clients, attracts new audiences, and conducts business in a rapidly changing environment. He has primary responsibility for Sothebys.com, a web site at the center of the company’s digital strategy and that attracts more than 18 million visitors annually, and manages an award-winning video and content team based in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Calnek began his career in the art world 30 years ago, as an editor and writer for international art magazines. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, rising to become Deputy Director for Communications and Publishing. Over the course of 16 years, he built an international publishing program, launched the Guggenheim’s web site, and oversaw its retail, press, and marketing departments. Directly before joining Sotheby’s, he was Vice President for Communications and Marketing at the New York Public Library.

Alexandre Catsicas

Co-Founder and CEO of ARTMYN

Alexandre Catsicas

Co-Founder and CEO of ARTMYN

Alexandre Catsicas is co-founder and CEO of ARTMYN – a Swiss based company offering a new generation of technological tools and services for the Art ecosystem. Combining thousands of ultra-high resolution photographs captured with different light sources and spectrum, including UV lights, ARTMYN’s scanners allow to generate interactive 5D images and movies that provide an emotional experience on screen. The scanning process also extracts the “DNA” of an artwork by acquiring its unique features – hence making the original unfalsifiable.

Following his studies in Business and Finance at Fordham University NY, Alexandre began his professional career in the private banking and commodity trading industries. With the desire to combine his experience in business with his passion for Art and History, he pursued a Masters degree in History of Art and Art World Practices at Glasgow University, which then led him to join Christie’s London.

After realizing the importance and potential of new technologies for the Art ecosystem, Alexandre moved back to his hometown where he partnered up with a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). ARTMYN is the result of their collaboration.

Alex is also an advanced CMAS scuba diver, as well as a black belt and former captain of the Fordham University Taekwondo team.

Brendan Ciecko

Founder and CEO of Cuseum

Brendan Ciecko

Founder and CEO of Cuseum

Brendan Ciecko is the founder and CEO of Cuseum, a platform that helps museums and cultural organizations engage their visitors, members, and patrons. Ciecko has been building technology since the age of 11 and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being one of America’s top entrepreneurs under 30. Ciecko has been featured in The New York Times, WIRED, The Guardian, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Esquire, and PC Magazine for his work in design, technology, and business. In addition, Ciecko currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Digital Advisory Board at the Neue Galerie New York, and the Community Advisory Board for the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. He holds three patents in the area of mobile technology.

Andrea Danese

Chief Executive Officer and President of Athena Art Finance

Andrea Danese

Chief Executive Officer and President of Athena Art Finance

Andrea Danese has over 25 years of experience in specialty finance and financial technology. Andrea co-founded Athena Art Finance in March 2015 alongside Carlyle Group and Pictet Group. Until November 2014, he was Global Head of Enterprise Content and Distribution at Bloomberg LP. Prior to that, he was the President and COO of Creditex, a credit derivatives electronic trading platform. Creditex was sold to Intercontinental Exchange in 2008. Andrea started his career in London, where he worked in the Structured Products Group at JP Morgan and later became Chief Operating Officer at Deutsche Bank’s global credit derivatives business. Andrea earned a JD from the University of Rome (Italy) and an LLM from Queen Mary and Westfield College at the University of London.

Nanne Dakking: Photo Credit - Anne Timmer
Nanne Dekking

Founder and CEO of Artory

Nanne Dekking

Founder and CEO of Artory

Nanne is the Founder and CEO of Artory, New York/Berlin and Chairman of the Board of TEFAF. Artory’s core product, the Artory Registry, is a secure, digital registry of verified information about artworks and collectibles, and their history. Artory builds an additional layer of trust into the art market that is already the norm when purchasing other valuable items—houses, cars, jewelry, or even computer software.

Nanne is an eloquent advocate for change in the international art market. Prior to founding Artory, he was Sotheby’s Vice Chairman and Worldwide Head of Private Sales. Before joining Sotheby’s, he was Vice President of Wildenstein & Co., one of the world’s leading art dealers, where he advised individuals, museums, and foundations on the formation and development of their collections. Nanne was the founder and principal of Nanne Dekking Fine Arts, an art consultancy firm and gallery in New York. He is the current Chairman of The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF).

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam he held numerous distinguished positions in The Netherlands, including Deputy Administrative Director of the Dutch National Ballet. He started his career as Assistant Curator of the Historical Collections of HM The Queen of The Netherlands.

Stephaine Dieckvoss
Stephanie Dieckvoss

Senior Lecturer and Course Director, MA Art Market and Appraisal of Kingston School of Art

Stephanie Dieckvoss

Senior Lecturer and Course Director, MA Art Market and Appraisal of Kingston School of Art

Stephanie Dieckvoss is a German art historian living in London. She works as an academic, journalist and arts professional. She joined the department of the Creative and Cultural Industries, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, in September 2017 as senior lecturer and course director for MA Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice). She oversees the management of the course and is responsible for the modules on History of the Art Market and Professional Practice. She furthermore teaches at Central Saint Martins on Art History, Art Markets and Globalisation; and at Sotheby’s Institute of Art Online Faculty and IESA (Institut d’Études Supérieures des Arts), Paris.

Her research interests centre around contemporary art markets, cultural globalisation and the art school as institution. She currently focuses her research on art fairs and power and on private museums in emerging markets. In addition to her academic work, she writes as a journalist for Handelsblatt and the Neue Zuercher Zeitung and runs Kunstburo consultancy. Before becoming an academic, she held numerous positions in the professional art market for more than a decade.

Jakob Dupont

CEO of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art

Jakob Dupont

CEO of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art

With a background in computer science from the University of Copenhagen and as co-owner of a software development company, Jakob Dupont was appointed IT manager at Bruun Rasmussen in 1995 – a job that allowed him to combine his technical expertise with a strong personal interest in art and antiques. Mr. Dupont was the driving force behind the launch of the online auctions in 2004 and joined the Executive Board in 2008. By virtue of his strategic skills and his great insight into the company and the auction industry in general, he was appointed Managing Director in the summer of 2013. It is his goal that traditional auctions and the online auctions continue to complement one another, and for him, it is vital that Bruun Rasmussen is at the forefront when it comes to expertise and customer satisfaction.

Markus Eisenbeis
Markus Eisenbeis

Managing Partner of Van Ham

Pierre Fautrel

Co-Founder of Obvious

Pierre Fautrel

Co-Founder of Obvious

Pierre Fautrel co-founded the French art collective Obvious with two childhood friends, Hugo Caselles-Dupré and Gauthier Vernier. Working with a group of artists, researchers and friends, they are using AI to create original artworks. At the center of their efforts is a central question: “How creative can machines be when creating art?” Obvious is exploring this question by lowering the level of human intervention in the creative process as much as possible. The collective made global headlines recently when an AI piece it created, “Portrait of Edmond Belamy,” became the first-ever computer generated work of art sold at Christie’s – fetching a staggering $432,500, more than 40 times its high estimate.

Andy Foster
Andy Foster

Chief Digital Officer of Phillips

Andy Foster

Chief Digital Officer of Phillips

Andy Foster focuses on the digital and online aspects of Phillips’ growth strategy. In this area, the auction house’s capability and delivery has dramatically expanded over the past two years, centered on state of the art online transaction capabilities and featuring substantial increases in content and context, all resulting in much deeper client engagement. Prior to Phillips, Mr. Foster worked closely with the government of Doha for several years on key art projects. Before that he held a range of senior management responsibilities at Christie’s for more than a decade.

David Goodman
David Goodman

EVP, Digital Development & Marketing of Sotheby’s

David Goodman

EVP, Digital Development & Marketing of Sotheby’s

David Goodman joined Sotheby’s in May 2015 as Executive Vice President, Digital Development and Marketing. Over the past two years, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed to drive growth by incorporating best-in-class technology into client-facing products and processes. Under his leadership, innovations have included: the launch of apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Apple TV, which was named one of Apple’s “Best New Apps”; the launch of the Sotheby’s Museum Network, the premiere online destination to discover information and video content about the world’s leading museums; the development of a powerful publishing company within Sotheby’s that is driving registration for auctions and significant visibility for clients and events; the implementation of sophisticated internal digital advertising and analytics programs; and online sales that exceeded $150 million in 2016. Mr. Goodman came to Sotheby’s from The Madison Square Garden Company, where he was the President of Productions and Live Entertainment. Prior to his role at MSG, he was President of CBS Live Experiences, following key positions at the company including President of CBS Interactive Music Group and President of Digital Media and Integrated Marketing for CBS Radio. Mr. Goodman has also served as an executive at Warner Bros., The Warner Music Group, Saban Entertainment, and in the US and international television business.

Henry Highley

Senior Specialist, Director, 20th Century and Contemporary Art, and Principal Auctioneer of Phillips

Henry Highley

Senior Specialist, Director, 20th Century and Contemporary Art, and Principal Auctioneer of Phillips

Henry Highley joined Phillips at the start of 2008 and is Senior Specialist, Director, in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department. Based in London, Henry is active in consigning and selling works at all levels with a focus on 1980’s to the present day. He also acts as Phillips Principal Auctioneer, taking a variety of sales including the Contemporary Art Evening sales in London and New York. Through his work as a charity auctioneer, Henry has helped raise millions of pounds at galas and philanthropic events. Prior to Phillips, Henry received his BA (Hons) in History of Art.

Bas Kuiper

Founder of Amsterdam Fashion, Art & Design (AMFAD)

Bas Kuiper

Founder of Amsterdam Fashion, Art & Design (AMFAD)

Bas Kuiper started collecting at 16. In his collecting he feels unrestricted by medium or style (but with a leaning towards painting), owning a great variety of works from the 1990s to the present day, including pieces by Jonathan Meese, Allison Schulnik and Nick van Woert. Now a regular in the international artscene he is also co-founder of AMFAD and Rembrandt’s Dog and involved with the Rijksmuseum, EYE Filmmuseum and the Museum Van Loon.

Michelle LeBlanc Leckert

Vice President and Director of Finance & Administration of Neal Auction Company

Michelle LeBlanc Leckert

Vice President and Director of Finance & Administration of Neal Auction Company

Michelle has over twenty years’ experience in the auction industry. She began her career in 1995 as Neal Auction Company’s receptionist. Today, she is the company’s Vice President, its Director of Finance & Administration, and one of its chief auctioneers. Michelle also specializes in Southern Regional art and 19th century American furniture.

Christy MacLear
Christy MacLear

CEO of PaceX

Christy MacLear

CEO of PaceX

Christy MacLear is a business person in the creative world. She has never had a job which existed before and is an expert in building businesses and start-ups with a particular focus on art, legacy, place-making, real estate and, often, degrees of complexity. Christy recently accepted the role as CEO of PaceX – the extension of her business planning with Pace Gallery to connect artists who work with technology, immersive experience and in non-portable ways with a broader consumer market reflecting new generations’ interests. This involves a new model of payment for artists based on ticketing versus artwork purchase and the development of Experiential Art Centers as a part of the new “experience economy”.

She has been an independent advisor to Eric Fischl & April Gornik to convert a historic church in Sag Harbor into an Artist Residency and Arts Incubator for the town, and the Eliot Noyes Family to preserve his iconic modernist home as a center for CEO & Design leader dialogues as well as donate the archives to Harvard’s MBA and MArch programs. Prior positions include being the Vice Chairman at Art Agency Partners, a subsidiary of Sotheby’s, focused on creating an advisory practice for artists, estates and foundations; the first CEO of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; and the founding Executive Director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, giving her deep expertise in legacy planning for artwork use, foundation start-ups and museum sites.

Additionally, she consulted with the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic toward enhanced digital patient experience and global expansion, represented the boards of three Chicago museums during the relocation of Lake Shore Drive to create a lakefront park, and led strategic planning and partnerships for Disney’s new town development called Celebration.

Christy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Stanford University and as the Board Chair of the Municipal Art Society of New York City.

Sophie MacPherson
Sophie MacPherson

Founder and Managing Director of Sophie Macpherson Ltd.

Sophie MacPherson

Founder and Managing Director of Sophie Macpherson Ltd.

Sophie started her career as an assistant to a Bond Street dealer in 2000. In 2002, after noticing the haphazard nature of traditional gallery recruitment she launched SML as a recruitment agency dedicated to serving the London art market. Since then, the business has expanded exponentially to include executive search, consultancy, board appointments, property search for a range of museums, auction houses, public institutions, collectors and dealers across four continents. Sophie now focuses on the most senior headhunting briefs and business development.

Marion Maneker

Publisher of Art Market Monitor

Marion Maneker

Publisher of Art Market Monitor

Marion Maneker is the publisher of Art Market Monitor, an information service covering the global market for tangible assets. Art Market Monitor provides an authoritative and opinionated synopsis of the news, economic trends and cultural patterns that influence the international market for art, gems and jewelry, classic cars and other valuable collectibles through its website, daily email newsletter and weekly podcast.

Anne-Laure Marchal

Head of Business Development of ARTA

Anne-Laure Marchal

Head of Business Development of ARTA

Anne-Laure Marchal is the Head of Business Development at ARTA, a contemporary logistics platform for shipping specialized items used by hundreds of galleries, museums, collectors and institutions around the world. Prior to joining ARTA, she was part of the Business Development team at 1stdibs, where she was in charge of acquiring new designers, galleries and large manufacturers for the New & Custom vertical. Anne-Laure spent over five years at AirSea Packing, where she was the Head of US Operations, overseeing sales, marketing and operations for the US market. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Aix-Marseille University as well as a Master’s in International Business from l’Institut d’Administration des Entreprises. She currently lives in New York with her fiancé and son.

Scott Miles
Scott Miles

EVP Partnerships & Emerging Markets of Invaluable

Scott Miles

EVP Partnerships & Emerging Markets of Invaluable

Scott Miles is Invaluable’s EVP Partnerships & Emerging Markets of Invaluable, responsible for driving growth opportunities through global strategic partnerships with leading auction houses and industry organizations. Over two decades, Scott has cemented a reputation as an authority in auction technology and marketplace business development. Prior to Invaluable, Scott was SVP of Sales at LiveAuctioneers, where he spent 10 years overseeing global expansion of the client base. He has also held senior business and corporate development positions with global auction houses.

Megan Newcome

Director of Digital Strategy of Phillips

Megan Newcome

Director of Digital Strategy of Phillips

Megan Newcome is the director of digital strategy at Phillips auction house, where she leads global digital content, communications and marketing initiatives for the company. In 2013, Ms. Newcome produced Paddles ON!, the first auction dedicated solely to digital art at a major international auction house. Credited by Wired Magazine as an “art breakthrough”, Paddles ON! is still widely considered a ground-breaking moment in the field of digital art.

Prior to Phillips, Ms. Newcome managed digital content development at Christie’s where she established the company’s first corporate social media channels and digital publishing program. Previous to working in the auction business, Newcome led global PR efforts for the renowned digital film and design festival, RESFEST, and its associated bi-monthly digital film, art and culture magazine RES.

Morgan O’Driscoll

Managing Director of Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers

Morgan O’Driscoll

Managing Director of Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers

Morgan O’Driscoll heads up one of Ireland’s leading auction houses, specialising in Irish Art with both live saleroom and online auctions. He grew up in Skibbereen, attending Castleknock College in Dublin before studying auctioneering and estate agency at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He took his degree, a Bachelor of Science in Valuations and Estate Management, at the University of Greenwich in London in 1992 and is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

His main area of interest is modern and contemporary art and sculpture, this stemmed from a school trip to the Louvre in his teens that opened his eyes to the power of art and signaled his future.

In 1994 he opened his own fine art auction house in Skibbereen and now has offices in Cork and Dublin. Seeing the growth of the use of the internet made him aware of it’s potential as a marketing tool and in 2011 he became the first Irish auction house to introduce online only sales. Bidding for art online has clear advantages for buyers enabling them to participate in the auction regardless of their location and he now sells to buyers in 43 countries on five continents. Due to the increase of UK buyers the firm now holds biannual viewings in London in advance of the Dublin sales.

Isabelle Paagman
Isabelle Paagman

Senior Director, European Head of Private Sales of Sotheby’s

Isabelle Paagman

Senior Director, European Head of Private Sales of Sotheby’s

Isabelle Paagman is a senior director and experienced auctioneer at Sotheby’s who has taken auctions in major cities across Europe, making the most of her knowledge, charisma and fluency in five languages. She joined Sotheby’s in 1999 as a European Fine Arts business advisor developing Internet auctions and moved to the Contemporary Art department as a Specialist in 2002. Heading up the day sales from 2007 to 2011, Sotheby’s saw a significant growth in this sector under her leadership and one that has continued to flourish. In 2012 she took on the role of Head of Private Sales for Contemporary Art in Europe and has been instrumental in expanding the private sales realm for Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s, placing renowned artists such as Keith Haring, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder and more in important private collections around the world. In 2014 she masterminded the selling exhibition Dadamaino at Sotheby’s S2 gallery, showing her consistently strong passion for Italian Post-war Art. This has also enabled her to contribute significantly to Sotheby’s Italian Auctions held in London since 1999.

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner, London of Withers Worldwide

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner, London of Withers Worldwide

Eleni is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team and focuses on international arbitration and art.

She has long standing expertise in commercial arbitration as party appointed Counsel under various institutional rules as well as ad hoc arbitration proceedings. Eleni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and takes arbitrator appointments.

Eleni specialises in international commercial disputes both in the English Courts and in international arbitration. She acts for high net worth individuals and their companies often advising on shareholder and joint venture disputes and she has a particular expertise in art law and is responsible for contentious art matters in the London office. Eleni currently acts for several collectors, galleries, artists and dealers in the London art market on a wide range of disputes. Eleni is also well versed in mediation and has a track record of achieving a successful settlement of disputes via this method.

She has been described in the directories as someone who ‘just gets it, knows how cases should be handled especially when it comes to the very sensitive ones’. In art law she is described as someone who is ‘highly respected within the sector’.

She is from Cyprus and speaks fluent Greek and English and some Italian!

Julian Radcliffe

Chairman of Art Loss Register

Julian Radcliffe

Chairman of Art Loss Register

Julian Radcliffe started Investment Insurance as the leading political risk broker in 1972 and still acts as an expert on major political risk claims such as Cuba, Indonesia, Russia and South America. He founded Control Risks in 1976 to specialize in international risk management including kidnap negotiations and became a Director of Hogg Group Plc, a leading Lloyd’s broker. He initiated the Art Loss Register in 1990 as an initiative for the Insurance industry and Art trade to reduce the theft of and trade in stolen art and became the majority shareholder in 2004. He is also Chairman of The Equipment Register which undertakes the same task for stolen construction equipment.

Mr. Radcliffe has acted as an expert witness in major international fraud, political risk, negligence and art theft court cases. He served as a Colonel in the Ministry of Defence and was awarded the OBE in 1999 and the QVRM in 2004. Recently he has supervised some 50 Art Loss Register recoveries including the return of the Hooke manuscripts for the Royal Society, missing since 1662, the seizure of the pictures stolen from the Bakwin collection, valued at £18m, and many cases for Lloyd’s and other insurers including recently a Klee, Dufy, Alma Tadema and Gerome.

Mr. Radcliffe wrote the forward to “Stolen” published by Madison Press Books in 2008 and has contributed articles such as Ethical Issues – The Art Trade and Stolen Art, Under Duress – Art and Extortion, Attitudes to Art Crime – The Romantic versus the Realist. He collects early English Watercolors and Old Master drawings. He graduated with an MA from Oxford in Politics and Economics and joined Hogg Robinson as a Lloyd’s insurance broker in 1970.

Scott Reyburn

Arts Correspondent of The New York Times

Scott Reyburn

Arts Correspondent of The New York Times

For the last four years, Scott Reyburn has reported on art and its markets for The New York Times, writing a weekly column for the paper’s International Edition. Prior to The Times, Mr. Reyburn worked for seven years at Bloomberg News, based in London. Among myriad key arts and cultural events, he reported on “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever,” Damien Hirst’s two-day auction at Sotheby’s in 2008. He also featured in the 2009 TV documentary “The Great Contemporary Art Bubble” directed by art critic and filmmaker Ben Lewis, and has written numerous articles for publications that include The Economist, The New Statesman and Art + Auction magazine. Mr. Reyburn is a former lecturer at the National Gallery in London.

Bill Ruprecht
William Ruprecht

Chairman of the Invaluable Advisory Board

William Ruprecht

Chairman of the Invaluable Advisory Board

William F. Ruprecht, the Chairman of the Invaluable Advisory Board, has spent his entire adult life in the art and auction world. He joined Sotheby’s in 1980 in the rug department, rising through the ranks to be appointed president and chief executive officer in 2000. He was elected chairman of the board in 2012. During his time leading Sotheby’s, he grew the business across 40 countries and expanded the company’s offerings to include private gallery sales and global education programs. Prior to that, he served as an executive vice president of Sotheby’s and managing director of Sotheby’s North and South American divisions, following time in Sotheby’s marketing department. Ruprecht stepped down from Sotheby’s in 2014. Since then, he has been advising families on art collections and business leaders on strategy and opportunities. He also sits on the advisory board for Palate Wizards and the board of directors for Bessemer Trust.

Mary-Alice Stack

Chief Executive of Creative United

Mary-Alice Stack

Chief Executive of Creative United

Mary-Alice Stack is Chief Executive of Creative United, a community interest company that supports economic growth and social impact in the arts, cultural and creative industries across the UK. She is a specialist in the use of retail finance as a mechanism for building consumer engagement and sales within the contemporary art sector.

Prior to the establishment of Creative United, she spent 8 years working for Arts Council England leading on the development of a range of pioneering public engagement and access to finance initiatives including Own Art, Take it away and Creative Industry Finance.

Mary-Alice is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and a Trustee of the charity New Contemporaries which supports the professional development and career opportunities of fine art graduates from across the UK.

Rebecca Tooby-Desmond

Specialist and Auctioneer, Modern & Contemporary Editions of Phillips

Rebecca Tooby-Desmond

Specialist and Auctioneer, Modern & Contemporary Editions of Phillips

Rebecca joined the Phillips Editions department for its London inception in 2012, after completing her MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. With six years of cataloguing expertise and nearly twenty sales under her belt, Rebecca is now a Specialist, bringing her hands-on experience to the fore. A champion of the medium and a scholar of its technical complexities, Rebecca is passionate about elevating the status of Editions within traditional art market hierarchies and the democratic character of Edition-making and distribution. In addition to her Specialist role, Rebecca is also an Auctioneer, leading the Evening Editions sales in both New York and London.

Georgina C. Winthrop

Fine Art Director of Grogan & Company

Georgina C. Winthrop

Fine Art Director of Grogan & Company

Georgina C. Winthrop is the Fine Art Director of Grogan & Company, Fine Art and Jewelry Auctioneers. The company, established in 1987, is headquartered on Charles Street in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Ms. Winthrop holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she majored in The History of Art and Architecture and minored in The Classics. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Winthrop served as a tour guide for the Harvard Art Museums and completed internships at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and at Sotheby’s New York.

As Fine Art Director at Grogan & Company, Ms. Winthrop oversees the appraisal, research, and cataloging of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures for auction. She is also an auctioneer for the firm and is passionate about exposing the next generation of consignors and buyers to the auction industry through strategic partnerships and events. Ms. Winthrop is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant, a member of the Museum Council Steering Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is on the Board of Governors of Beacon Hill’s Nichols House Museum.

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