International Head, Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Alexis Maggiar joined Christie’s in June 2020 as International Director for Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Having started his career in this field in 2001, Alexis joined an international auction house in 2007 and was appointed European Director of the African and Oceania Arts Department in 2017.
For more than a decade, Alexis has contributed to significant discoveries in this field, setting numerous auction records and participating in the success of collection sales in Paris and New York. The auction results realized in this field salute the strength of his expertise and his aesthetic sense. His fascination by the dialogue between arts and cultures and his steadfast dedication have been integral to the recognition of this category at the top of the art market.
In 2021, he was instrumental in achieving a historical result for Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas with €79M in auction sales, the highest annual total realized for this category by any auction house.