Maria C. Los, Deputy Chairman & Head of Client Advisory Americas, works with many of Christie’s most important clients who buy and sell at auction as well as privately. Collaborating closely with her specialist colleagues, she ensures that these collectors are advised effectively. Maria’s longstanding international client relationships have also contributed to several significant cross-departmental consignments for the firm.
Maria joined Christie’s in 1996 as an account manager assistant in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations Department. She went on to spend ten years in Client Advisory followed by two years in the Jewelry Department. She was promoted to the Chairman’s Office in 2009, relaunched Client Advisory in 2011 and was named Deputy Chairman in 2014. Prior to joining Christie’s, she worked at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. in their Visual Artists Fellowships Program.
Maria received her B.S. in French and Italian and her M.A. in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.
Margot Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Senior Director, joined Client Advisory as a Senior Relationship Director in 2011. With over a twenty year tenure in the auction business, working both as a specialist and with clients, Margot’s experience and relationships contribute to her success in advising some of Christie’s top clients. Margot works collaboratively with colleagues across platforms in advising collectors buying and selling, privately and at auction.
Prior to joining the Chairman’s Office, Margot was Head of American Decorative Arts where she led the strongest and most knowledgeable team in the business. Christie’s American Decorative Arts department holds the record for folk art, furniture and any collection sold at auction. Margot first joined Christie’s in 1989 and worked in various capacities in the department with a specialty in American Folk Art. She has presided over the record breaking sale of Charles Wilson Peale’s George Washington at Princeton, which sold for $21,296,000, a world auction record for an American portrait; Edward Hicks’ Last Peaceable Kingdom, $6,176,000, a world auction record for American Folk Art; and Property from the Collection for Mrs. J. Insley Blair, which sold for $32.9 million, and established the record for a collection of Americana sold at auction. Margot has appeared regularly as an appraiser on PBS’s Antique Roadshow.
Margot holds a BA in Art History from Emory University.
Jennifer Wright is a Vice President and Client Relationship Director in the Client Advisory group of the Chairman’s Office at Christie’s, New York where she manages and develops a portfolio of the firm’s top clients across all collecting categories. She joined Christie’s in 2006 and until September 2016 worked in Christie’s Old Master Drawings Department, most recently as Head of Department in New York. As a member of the Old Master Drawings Department she participated in the sale of Raphael’s Head of a Muse, which sold for £29,000,000 in 2009, the world record price for a drawing at auction at the time. In 2013 Jennifer was Head of Sale for the highest-grossing various owners Old Master Drawings sale in Christie’s history, and in recent years she has also developed a successful private sale business for the department. She is also a charity auctioneer.
Prior to joining Christie’s, Jennifer worked as a research assistant in the Prints and Drawings department at the Morgan Library where she worked on the collection catalogue of the Library’s French drawings, and was also gallery director for a prints and drawings dealer in New York.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History at Georgetown University in 1996 and received the award for Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art History. She earned a Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute in 1998, and a Master of Arts degree from New York University’s Institute of Fine Art in 2006. She is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a member of the Council of Fellows at the Morgan Library, and a member of the Young Fellows Steering Committee of the Frick Collection. She is a member of the Georgetown College Board of Advisors, and is also the founder and chair of the patrons group for the Georgetown de la Cruz Art Gallery.
Christine Layng Aschwald is a Vice President at Christie’s and the Client Relationship Director for Client Advisory, West Coast, based in San Francisco.
Christine is responsible for managing client relationships, including cultivating new buyers and working with private collectors who transact in a variety of categories. Christine works with specialists across all departments to advise many of the firm’s top clients who buy and sell art through auction, private sale and the e-commerce platform.
Christine studied Art History and Political Science at Williams College and has been passionate about art her whole life. She joined Christie’s, New York in 2006 as Administrator and Junior Specialist for 19th Century European Paintings. She later transitioned to serve as Executive Assistant to Christie's America’s Chairman, Stephen Lash. In 2011, Christine joined the Client Advisory team in New York where she has worked on advising clients on acquisitions, sales and appraisals.
Recently, Christine was involved with the consignment of the Collection of Arthur and Anita Kahn, which brought to auction one of the most comprehensive collections of Alexander Calder mobiles and realized over $92 million, which more than doubled the pre-sale estimate. Christine was also involved with the consignment of a rare and important guan mallow shaped brush washer from the Song Dynasty which realized $4.9 million at Christie’s Hong Kong in 2016.
With over ten years of art market knowledge and experience, Christine’s goal is to build long lasting client relationships and ensure smooth transactions for Christie’s most valued clients.
Natalie Stagnitti-White is an Associate Vice President based in the New York Chairman’s Office. She acts as the Client Relationship Manager for the Client Advisory team. Natalie has been in the Chairman’s office since 2008 and began her career assisting the President & Chairman of the Americas. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 2008 with a major in Art History.
Laura Waelbroeck joined Christie’s Chairman’s Office in 2014. As Client Relationship Manager, Laura works to cultivate relationships with Christie’s new and existing clients, providing comprehensive support to collectors across diverse categories. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 2012 and her Master of Studies in the History of Art from Balliol College, Oxford in 2013, where she was a Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Scholar. She is fluent in English and French.
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