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Christie’s Names New Co-Chairmen of Impressionist and Modern Art Department

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We have some auction house title shuffling happening on this muggy summer Tuesday. Today, Christie’s announced in a release that the brass have named two new co-chairmen of its impressionist and modern art department: Giovanna Bertazzoni and Adrien Meyer, veterans of the house who have logged time in both New York and London. 

Bertazzoni, who has been with Christie’s for nearly two decades, had been the deputy chairman of the department, and previously held roles such as head of the European Impressionist and modern art department, and international head of the department. Meyer has been with the house since 2004 and was previously co-head of the private sales channel as well as specialist and vice president in the Impressionist and modern department. 

The release also notes, accurately, that the two most expensive paintings and the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction have been Impressionist and modern works hammered down at Christie’s in the past three years—even if all three were sold at curated sales, not during an Imp-mod evening sale.

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