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  • 11 July 2017

CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Christie's Appoints Giovanna Bertazzoni and Adrien Meyer Co-Chairmen of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department

New York/London - Christie’s announces that Giovanna Bertazzoni and Adrien Meyer have been appointed Co-Chairman of the auction house’s Impressionist and Modern Art department in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to Christie’s. In their new roles, Ms. Bertazzoni and Mr. Meyer will focus on working with clients and collectors of 20th Century Art, and support the company’s expansion of services and coverage in key growth markets. 

Christie’s is a global market leader in the Impressionist and Modern Art field, having contributed a significant portion of the company’s $5.4 billion 2016 total. Over the past three years alone, Christie’s team of specialists has worked together to set the highest prices in the auction market for the major artists of the Impressionist and Modern movements, including Pablo Picasso (US$179.4 million), Amedeo Modigliani (US$170.4 million), Alberto Giacometti ($141.2 million), Claude Monet ($81.5 million), among others.

Ms. Bertazzoni has been with Christie’s for 19 years, having held multiple leadership roles of increasing authority, including Head of Christie’s European Impressionist and Modern Art Department, International Head of the department, and most recently, Deputy Chairman of the department. She has been a committed leader not only within the Impressionist and Modern Art category, but also in developing Christie’s larger presence in Asia. She works closely with top clients and new collectors in the region and is a frequent and popular lecturer on behalf of Christie’s.

Mr. Meyer joined Christie’s in 2004 and has held roles in both London and Paris, where he first led European Furniture for Christie’s before joining the New York Impressionist and Modern team as a Specialist and Vice President in 2010 and becoming a key contributor to the department’s Evening Sales in New York and London. More recently, he has served as Co-Head of Christie’s Private Sales channel, working directly with clients and collectors to broker sales of 20th Century art year-round.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.