Auctioneer and Head of Department
An expert in the art market, Lionel Gosset has spent his entire career in auction houses. He started out as the main clerk to François de Ricqlès and later joined Christie’s France in 2002 where he was in charge of regional development. As an auctioneer, he managed historical auction sales and held the hammer during ‘the sale of the century’ of the Yves Saint Laurent collection at the Grand Palais in 2008 (€354 million). From 2012 to 2013, he orchestrated further exceptional sales such as those of the collections Hugo (€ 3,200,000), Berès (€7,200,000), Henri-Georges Clouzot (€4,400,000) and Rochas (€15,800,000).
Having developed the ‘Intérieurs’ sales which had a very positive impact on French collectors, Lionel Gosset is in charge of the Collections department. He hosted the first charity sale in Cambodia in 2012.