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Philippe Garner has over forty years’ experience in the auction business as a specialist in the field of photographs. He has been a passionate champion of the medium through these decades, bringing many exceptional collections and individual treasures to auction. Philippe’s breadth of knowledge and experience are unrivalled and his reputation has been enhanced through his work as a historian and curator. He has recently received a Royal Photographic Society Award for Outstanding Services to Photography. Philippe works closely with the skilled members of his international team to ensure that the highest professional standards are applied to every step of the auction process. He has earned recognition as an assured and effective auctioneer for high-profile sales in London and New York.
Deborah Bell came to Christie's from a long career as a dealer of 19th and 20th century and contemporary photography, specializing in works by masters such as Irving Penn, August Sander and Bill Brandt, and publishing numerous catalogues for exhibitions in her Chelsea gallery. During more than 30 years in the field, she has also worked at the Walker Art Center and with the photographs collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Deborah also taught the history of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Deborah earned a BFA in Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1976, and an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College in New York City in 1984.
Leading the New York specialist team, Stuart Alexander brings to this role over thirty years of experience in photography beginning in museums, most notably at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona where he earned his M.A. in Art History. As an independent curator and scholar based in Paris, then New York, he published widely and organized numerous exhibitions with major international publishers, collections and museums. Recognized as the leading authority on the work of Brassaï and Robert Frank, his expertise has been instrumental in such successful sales as Photographies: Collection Claude Berri (Paris, 2005), Important Photographs from a Private American Collection (New York, 2007) and Avedon: Photographies provenant de la Fondation Richard Avedon (Paris, 2010). Adept at working internationally, Stuart has been instrumental in establishing world auction records for Eugène Atget, Man Ray, Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson among others.
Laura Paterson, who joined Christie's in 1994, is responsible for appraisals and estimating photographic works for auctions, creating and editing sales catalogues, and coordinating the department's various sales. Ms. Paterson is a native of the United Kingdom and prior to joining Christie's New York, she worked at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and the University of Edinburgh. Ms. Paterson earned a Master of Arts degree in Art History in 1982 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management in 1990, both from the Universtiy of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Eichholz has been a member of the Photographs department at Christie’s since 2007. She is responsible for researching and cataloguing photographs to be offered at auction, as well as preparing auction estimates and insurance values for appraisals. During her time with Christie’s Photographs, she has been involved with numerous important sales, including Icons of Glamour & Style: The Constantiner Collection, The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs, Three Decades with Irving Penn: Photographs from the Collection of Patricia McCabe, Avedon: Photographies provenant de la Fondation Richard Avedon and most recently, The Feminine Ideal: An Important Private Collection of Photographs. Elizabeth holds her Masters of Arts in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York. Her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree was completed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Matthieu Humery was appointed Vice President and Specialist Head of Sale of the Photographs Department for Christie's New York in 2007. During his tenure at Christie's, Mr. Humery has overseen the sales of the Fremont Collection, the Elfering Collection and the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman’s Photographs by Diane Arbus (part I) and William Eggleston (part II). In the Spring of 2008 the Photographs Department achieved the most successful season of sales for any Photographs auction week, and established world records for works by Irving Penn’s Cuzco Children, 1948, which achieved $529,000, and Henri Cartier-Bresson Hyeres, France, 1932, which sold for $265,000. In the Fall of 2008 Mr. Humery orchestrated Christie's first ever sale of Contemporary Photographs, which set world records for artists Alec Soth and Louise Lawler. Prior to Christie's Mr. Humery worked from 2001 until 2005 in Paris and New York as a Specialist in Photographs, Contemporary Art & 20th Century Design and has since been consultant to numerous organizations, notably the Magnum Agency, the Luma Foundation and the Watermill Foundation/Robert Wilson Art Collection. Mr. Humery holds Masters Degrees in Art History from both the Free University in Berlin as well as the Sorbonne, where he is currently working towards his PhD.
Elodie Morel has 14 years’ experience in the field of Post-War and Contemporary art; she joined the Contemporary Art department at Christie’s Paris in 2005, where she was also the main contact for the Photographs department. She was involved in the discovery of a group of unknown Man Ray rayographs sold in London in 2007, one of which set the second highest record for the artist. She regularly worked with the Photographs teams in London and New York during this time. Elodie was involved in the creation of the Photographs department in Paris in 2010 and worked on the inaugural series of auctions organised during the 2010 Paris Photo photography fair – Avedon: Photographs from the Richard Avedon Foundation – followed by HCB: 100 Photographs from the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and Irving Penn Photographs from a Private Collection in 2011. She contributed to the creation of the first various owners auction organised in Paris in November 2011. Elodie Morel is responsible for researching, cataloguing and valuating photographic works as well as creating and editing catalogues. She is also in charge of the general organisation and coordination of the department.