Since establishing the first sale dedicated to Orientalist Art in 1998, Christie’s has led the field in this exciting collecting area. The market for Orientalist art has shown extraordinary growth in recent years, driven largely by increased participation of new clients and Christie’s reputation for bringing the finest examples to the market.
Our knowledge of this field, together with our relationships with the international collectors who support it, enables Christie’s to present an international platform of the highest quality works with sales of Orientalist art around the world. This was most strongly underlined in the London sale of July 2008 and November 2009, which were both led by single owner collections and realized over £18 million (the highest ever for a sale in the category) and £10.4 million respectively – the latter from a focused masterpiece sale of only 25 lots.
Christie’s offers dedicated auctions of Orientalist Art in London, and also offers works in this category in New York and Paris, where there is a special focus on 20th century Arab and Iranian art.
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Alexandra McMorrow joined the Christie’s Pictures department in South Kensington in 1988 and has worked in all the main painting areas, including Old Masters, British, Victorian and Impressionist. In 1995, as Department Head, she tripled sales revenue over the following eight years under her leadership. Alexandra catalogued the ‘Mauerbach’ Sale in 1996, one of the first major restituted collections sold by Christie’s in Vienna generating £8.2 million, worldwide media coverage and much needed attention to the sensitive issue of restitution. Alexandra has been an auctioneer since 1997 and is presently Department Head for the 19th Century European Art Department at Christie’s King Street, London.
Sebastian Goetz began his career at Christie’s in 2005 after several years in business and seven years as an art dealer, firstly in London and then in New York, where he opened a subsidiary for a major international art dealership trading in important paintings and works on paper from the 16th century to modern masters. Specialising in 19th Century European art, Sebastian has a particular interest in Romanticism and the Barbizon School. He has a 1st Class Honours degree in Modern History and Modern Languages from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. In addition to his native English, Sebastian speaks fluent German, French and Italian.
Arne Everwijn began his career at Christie’s Amsterdam in the 19th Century European Art Department in 2001 and joined the 19th Century European Art Department at King Street in 2007. His expertise lies in 19th and early 20th century paintings from Dutch, Belgian and German schools. Furthermore he is an auctioneer for both the London and Amsterdam salerooms. Arne has been involved in numerous successful Christie’s sales of individual works of art by important 19th century artists. Apart from the 19th Century Art sales, Arne has also been involved with a variety of other auctions, from the Charlotte von Prybram-Gladona collection in 2005 to the Niall Hobhouse collection in 2008. Arne’s interest in developing business opportunities is not limited to his own field and involves him with multiple fine art categories and sales. Arne has a degree in Art History and Art Management at the University of Utrecht. Along with his native Dutch, Arne speaks English, German and French.
Deborah Coy returned to Christie’s in 2011 as Vice President, Senior Specialist for 19th Century European Art. From 2009 until 2011 she was Head of European Paintings at another major auction house in New York, and from 2003 to 2009, she was Head of the 19th Century European Department at Christie's New York. Deborah also served for 15 years as Senior Fine Arts Appraiser in Christie’s Estates & Appraisals department, where her responsibilities included appraising paintings and drawings from all areas and centuries. In her current role, Ms. Coy is responsible for organizing the department’s sales, overseeing appraisals, and piloting long-term business and client development. Ms. Coy earned her B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College, an M.A. in Art History from Williams College, and holds a J.D. from Villanova University.
James Hastie has over 20 years’ experience in the European Paintings and Watercolors department. Appointed a Director of Christie’s London and Head of Christie’s South Kensington’s British and 19th Century European Paintings department in 2000, he was instrumental in the redevelopment and success of that sale site. In 2006, James joined the New York team as a Senior Specialist supporting all areas of the team’s business-getting activities and appointed Head of 19th Century European Art in 2009. He is responsible for the daily management, marketing, promotion and major business getting of Christie’s sales of 19th Century European Art held in New York. James has also been a Christie’s sale and charity auctioneer for over 14 years.
Before joining Christie’s as a Specialist for 19th Century Paintings, Diana Bramham worked as an appraiser at a private art advisory firm and at another auction house in New York. In addition to her work in the art market, Diana teaches undergraduate seminars and surveys in 19th century art at Rutgers University and Pratt Institute. Diana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Wesleyan University and a Masters of Arts degree from Rutgers University where she is a Ph.D. candidate.