Isabelle de La Bruyere was an intern at the Met when it dawned on her that she was making coffee in a room full of Monets and Van Goghs. ‘From then on, I knew Impressionist and Modern was my field. It was revolutionary at the time and you could paint your own vision,’ she says. As head of client advisory, she works with private multi-category clients looking to build collections of a wide range of art and decorative art ranging from Impressionist and Contemporary to jewellery and Islamic. ‘I know the art market can appear intimidating. My job is to make it less so, to give the human touch,’ says de La Bruyere. She joined Christie’s in 1999 and rose through the ranks before launching Christie’s Dubai — a real career highlight.
Isabelle de La Bruyere