One of the most revered specialists in the field worldwide, Pierre Amrouche has been a dedicated consultant to Christie’s since 2010.
After a long field research period in Africa and studies in Institut of Archeology of Paris La Sorbonne, he became art dealer in 1970 in Paris, he joined the French National Company of Appraisers in 1980 and then the Company of French Auctioneers of Paris in 1983. Throughout his career he was the presiding specialist of major historical auctions including the collections of Maurice de Vlaminck, Tristan Tzara and Pierre Guerre.
In 1997 Pierre Amrouche started an auction partnership with
Alain de Monbrison. In 2001, with Alain de Monbrison and François de
Ricqlès, he participated in the prestigious Hubert Goldet auction, then the René Gaffé auction with Christie’s – an auspicious start to Christie’s presence in the field in Paris. In 2003, he led expertise for the André Breton
Collection Sale, and in 2006 the Pierre and Claude Vérité auction, which
was the most important auction ever held for African Art and still holds the record at euro50 million as the highest grossing sale of African art ever.
Pierre Amrouche is the author of many essay and books on African studies, especially on West and Equatorial Africa.