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  • 3 March 2021

RELEASE | NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS AT CHRISTIE’S

BONNIE BRENNAN APPOINTED PRESIDENT, CHRISTIE’S AMERICAS

JENNIFER ZATORSKI NAMED GLOBAL MANAGING DIRECTOR, CEO OFFICE

Bonnie Brennan

Bonnie Brennan

Jennifer Zatorski

Jennifer Zatorski

New York - Christie’s announces the appointment of Bonnie Brennan as President, Christie’s Americas. Bonnie brings more than 20 years of experience in the auction business, the past eight at Christie’s, where she serves as Chairman of Business Development in the Americas. As President, Bonnie will lead Christie’s efforts in strategic business development and client engagement in the Americas.  She will work in close collaboration with Marc Porter, Chairman, Americas.

Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am delighted to appoint Bonnie as President, Christie’s Americas. Bonnie is highly respected by her colleagues and she is appreciated by the clients she has worked with for decades. Her client focus and her passion to cement Christie’s as the leading auction house ideally position her to steer our business in the Americas.”

Bonnie’s role as President follows the appointment of Jennifer Zatorski to the newly-created role of Global Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives in the CEO’s office. Mr. Cerruti continued: “Jen’s strong operational and commercial knowledge from over 28 years with the company will play a critical role in furthering our progress in key strategic areas, especially as we continue to integrate and improve upon the many innovations to our business introduced over the past year.”  

Ms. Zatorski remarked, “After three years as President for the region, I am pleased to take on new global challenges on behalf of the company. With Bonnie’s deep knowledge of the market and commercial opportunities, she will be an excellent leader for the Americas region and a great asset to the business as we continue to evolve Christie’s forward in this fast-moving environment.”

Ms. Brennan has built her career in the auction business, always focused on clients and securing the most important works of art and collections coming to market. She played a critical role in securing and managing the highly successful sales of The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection, The Collection of Jayne Wrightsman, and Property from Cleveland Clinic, among many others. Prior to her career at Christie’s, she worked in business development roles at Sotheby’s New York for 15 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Ms. Brennan commented: “I am thrilled to take on the role of President for the Americas region at this dynamic time. I am eager to continue to build on our many innovations and drive new growth, while maintaining our steadfast commitment to serving clients and meeting their needs in this ever-changing world. I also look forward to continuing my strong partnership with Marc Porter and with Jen Zatorski in her new role.”

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). 

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.