Head of Sale
New York, Rockefeller Center
Shlomi Rabi joined Christie’s in 2015, following fifteen years working at regional and international auction houses in New Orleans, Chicago and New York. Most recently, Rabi served as a Head of Sale and Specialist in the Photographs department of a major New York-based auction house, where he oversaw the world-record-setting results for a number of leading contemporary photographers, including Desiree Dolron, Adam Fuss and Alec Soth. Since joining Christie’s he has been involved in several high-value consignments of Post-War and contemporary artists, including Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Irving Penn and Hiroshi Sugimoto. His academic experiences includes a BA cum laude in Art History from Tulane University and an MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he wrote his these on nationalist propaganda in modern and contemporary photography. Rabi is also an avid writer, having contributed to NBC5 Chicago’s website for two years starting in 2007. Together with his team, in 2008 Rabi won an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Alternate Media.