Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy announced today that Andreas Rumbler, chairman of Christie’s Switzerland, will join Lévy Gorvy as a partner in November, to serve as the head of a new office in Zürich to be known as Lévy Gorvy and Rumbler. The office will provide advisory and consulting services to collectors and institutions worldwide.
Rumbler has worked at Christie’s for nearly 30 years, having joined the auction house’s print department in London in 1989. Since then, he has nurtured an interest in German Expressionism and helped in strengthening Christie’s position in the German and Austrian art market. During his tenure at Christie’s, Rumbler’s roles have included deputy chairman of the Impressionist and Modern department, head of the house’s German operation, and, beginning in 2010, chairman of Christie’s Switzerland.
“I’m delighted to be partnering with Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, both such respected experts and leaders in the 20th century art market, to create a new enterprise focused on connoisseurship and the art of collecting,” Rumbler said in a statement. “It has been a tremendous experience to work with the Christie’s team over the past 28 years, and I look forward to carrying that experience forward, continuing to serve the great collectors and patrons in Switzerland, Germany, and the region.”
Like Rumbler and, before him, Gorvy—who left his post as Christie’s head of postwar and contemporary to join Lévy in 2016—Jeremiah Evarts and Sarah Rustin, both formerly of Sotheby’s, recently accepted new positions at galleries.