NEW YORK—Christie’s has announced the appointment of Everett Fahy, former chairman of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as a senior consultant to its department of Old Master and 19th-century art. Fahy will support the auction house’s client relations and advise the department in its research and cataloguing efforts as part of a ten-person team of specialists in New York.
Fahy, who served as director of the Frick Collection from 1973 to 1986, is highly regarded as a scholar of Italian Renaissance art and has been published extensively in exhibition catalogues and scholarly journals. He has written several books, including The Wrightsman Pictures, 2005; John Pope Hennessy: A Bibliography, 1986; and The Legacy of Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Paintings from Leningrad, 1979. Fahy recently drew considerable attention when he told ARTnews that Franceso Granacci’s Saint John the Baptist Bearing Witness, which is in the collection of the Met, is actually the work of Michelangelo.