Isabelle joined Christie’s London in 1998 as an expert in the Impressionist and Modern Art department and was the head specialist responsible for the annual sales of Ottoman & Orientalist Art. In 2003, she began working with collectors across all collecting categories, pertaining to both auctions and private sales. Since then, much of her time has been concentrated on developing Christie’s presence in the Middle East, eventually moving to Dubai acting as a key advisor to collectors in the region. In 2013, she returned to London to join the Chairman’s Office and head the Client Advisory team in Europe, Middle East, Russia, India and parts of Asia.
As both an advisor for buyers and sellers, Isabelle has been instrumental in forming and selling important collections worldwide throughout her career, bringing single-owner sales to Christie’s which have included works of art that have set world auction record prices.
A French national, Isabelle is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Patrick joined Christie’s in 2014 as a Senior Client Advisor. With many years of experience curating several highly regarded private collections Patrick advises many of Christie’s most important clients who buy and sell both at auction and via Christie’s Private Sales. Patrick is a qualified Barrister, has a background in politics and is on the board of several charities. Brought up between Malta and the United Kingdom, Patrick has worked in France and America. He speaks Maltese, French and English.
Sumiko began her career at Christie’s in 1994 specialising as client liaison for Japanese clients. Having developed a deep understanding of the auction house and its diverse client-base, in 1997 she moved to the Client Services Department to work with clients internationally, focusing in particular on new buyers and bidders. Sumiko deepened Christie’s’ relationships with important collectors over many years and today is one of Client Advisory’s most experienced team members. Sumiko grew up in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese and English.
Julie began her career at Christie’s in 2003 in the Rome office, after completing a Masters degree in History of Art. She moved to London in 2006 to work in the Orientalist and 19th Century European Art department. In 2009, she joined the Middle East Business Development team, collaborating closely with Isabelle de La Bruyère, Director Middle East, and the Dubai office. She worked with many collectors across the Gulf and on special projects such as important pre-sale exhibitions and various charity auctions. Julie is now a Senior Client Advisor and assists private clients with their purchases at Christie’s, frequently traveling across sales sites. A French national, Julie is fluent in Italian, English, and French.
As a Mandarin-speaking Taiwanese, based in London, Wei-Ting specialises in bridging cultures and advising collectors in Asia, both new and established. She is based in London but travels to Asia several times a year. Wei-Ting grew up in Taiwan, studied Political Economy at The London School of Economics in London then moved to the Middle East before returning to London. She speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, German and English.
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