Head of Department
London, South Kensington
Mark Wilkinson joined Christie’s in 1979 as a sales clerk – supporting the auctioneer on the rostrum. From his operational beginnings in the saleroom, Mark moved into a specialist role, evolving from a Junior Specialist to a Specialist in Motoring Art, Ephemera, Toys and Dolls and Posters before moving into Sporting Art. Mark then moved into 20th Century Decorative Arts as Head of Department – a position he held for thirteen years. In 2000 Mark was appointed as a European Business Manager, overseeing sales teams for 19th and 20th Century Pictures, Prints, Photographs and 20th Century Decorative Arts at King Street, South Kensington, Paris and Amsterdam.
Mark has played a large part in the development of the Interiors sales format, from their early beginnings ‘At Home’ through to the layout in which they are presented today. A dedicated and passionate ambassador for Interiors, Mark was one of the leading pioneers of the sales concept, and has acted as Editor since the current model of sales was launched back in January 2008. Mark was appointed as Head of Interiors sales at Christie’s South Kensington in February 2010.