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MARTINA BATOVIC

DOROTHEUM

Founded by Roman Emperor, Joseph I, in 1709 in Vienna where Dorotheum’s headquarters remain today, it was fitting that the auction house – itself a veritable empire – should be represented across the whole continent, with offices in Munich, Düsseldorf,… Read More

AMY CAPPELLAZZO

ART AGENCY PARTNERS

Cappellazzo is one of the art world’s true powerhouses. She left her role as head of contemporary art at Christie’s, where she was for thirteen years, to set up the private consulting firm Art Agency, Partners, only to be bought… Read More

VANESSA CURRY

FINE ART SOURCE

‘I never wanted to work in a gallery day-to-day because what I really wanted was that one-to-one time with collectors, working in their homes,’ Curry says. Her favourite moment is when the art piece she had helped her clients source,… Read More

MANFREDI DELLA GHERARDESCA

MDG FINE ARTS

Gherardesca isn’t sure if he’s depressed or inspired by how drastically the art market has changed in the last decade. ‘You collect art, you are. You don’t collect art, nobody knows who you are,’ he says. As the HNW population… Read More

LUKE DUGDALE

CADELL + CO

‘If you have the ability to sympathise with the clients’ passion while moderating it with the financials, yet remain professional in your dealings with all parties, you will be a good art adviser,’ Dudgale summed up, and he should know…. Read More

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN LTD

With over twenty years’ experience in the art market, plus a further ten years’ previous experience as a curator and consultant, there are few in the industry as well-placed as former Sotheby’s senior director Joseph Friedman. He sources works of… Read More

THOMAS GIBSON

THOMAS GIBSON FINE ART ADVISORY SERVICES

In the previous issue of The Spear’s 500, Gibson, a world authority on Giacometti with over 50 years in the business, was described as ‘simply legendary’, which, he says, he liked very much. Luckily, we can keep it in because… Read More

JONATHAN GREEN

RICHARD GREEN

The year has been broadly good at family-run gallery and advisory practice Richard Green, with the usual peaks and troughs you might expect but nothing major, says CEO Jonathan Green. ‘Then Brexit happened,’ he adds, ‘and things have been pretty… Read More

SUZANNE GYORGY

CITI PRIVATE BANK

As an art advisory unit operating within a private bank, Citi’s was the first of its kind when it started in 1979 and remains exceptional within its field today. The department, which operates as a fiduciary, is headed up by… Read More

GEORGINA HEPBURNE SCOTT

STONEHAGE FLEMING

Art History graduate Georgina Hepburne Scott set up Stonehage’s art management division in 2007, at a time when art market values were rising steeply. ‘We realised we had a fiduciary responsibility as trustees to clients who were looking for a… Read More

PHILIP HOFFMAN

FINE ART GROUP

‘We’ve built up a track record: we’ve lost money on less than 2 per cent of the transactions we’ve handled, and broken even or made money on the remaining 98 per cent,’ says CEO Hoffman, who has grown the company… Read More

JONATHAN HORWICH

PHILLIPS

Unsure if he’s the ‘old new boy or the new old boy’ at Phillip’s, the auction house’s new 20th-Century and Contemporary Art chief specialist Horwich says he has ‘slotted straight into the role’. ‘There’s a lot of very positive energy… Read More

GUY JENNINGS

THE FINE ART GROUP

I went into art advisory because it married my two main areas of interest; art history expertise and working with passionate collectors,’ says MD Jennings, who heads up art advisory at The Fine Art Group, the art world’s newest giant… Read More