Vice Chairman, 20th and 21st Century Art, Americas
Max Carter began his career at Christie’s in the Impressionist and Modern Art department in 2007 and held various specialist positions before becoming Head of Department in 2017. In his five years in that role (2017-2022), the department handled the category’s most historic sales, held over 60% market share at auction and delivered superior service, expertise and results.
As Vice Chairman of the 20th and 21st Century Art department in the Americas he drives and advises on masterpieces and landmark collections across categories. In 2022-2023, he drove and oversaw the record-setting sales from the collections of Anne H. Bass ($363 million, 100% by lot), Paul G. Allen ($1.7 billion, 100% by lot) and S.I. Newhouse ($178 million, 100% by lot).
A native New Yorker, Max has reviewed more than 100 books on art, history and literature for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Air Mail and The Washington Post, including studies of Indian miniatures and artifacts, Holbein, Bernini, Titian, Goya, Gainsborough, Cezanne, Monet, Vuillard, Bonnard, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Man Ray, Surrealism, Mondrian, Kahlo, Hilma af Klint, Hopper, Nevelson, Kusama, Freud and Hockney. He earned his BA at Oxford and an MBA and MA in Asian Studies from Columbia.