International Head of Department
Prior to joining Christie’s in 2008, Susan Kloman received her Master’s Degree in Art History studying Modern art and art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Susan was the New York Department Head of African and Oceanic Art at another major international auction house for 8 years. Under her leadership, sales grew exponentially in New York, later expanding to the Paris market in 2002.
Since joining Christie’s, Susan Kloman has harnessed the global reach of the company and continued to drive the international market for this category. Under her leadership, over the last eight years sales in the category have grown 200-percent on a year to year basis.
A hallmark of her tenure has been highly successful, tightly focused sales with archival quality catalogues from the Kahane Collection of Six African Masterpieces (December 2010, Paris) to the groundbreaking Evolution of Form (May 2016, New York) the first thematic sale ever held in this category; and deep studies of defining masterpieces such as the William Rubin Kota, the Jolika Torres Strait Mask and the Mendes-France Luba Bowstand.