The Auction Houses
Philips has made a number of recent hires and promotions. Hugues Joffre has been named the special adviser to the chief executive officer, Edward Dolman, in addition to his role as chairman of the company in Europe. Alexander Payne, previously the international head of the design department, has been promoted to deputy chairman. Robert Manley, who joined the firm in October 2016, has been appointed the worldwide co-head of 20th-century and contemporary art. And Cecilia Laffan has joined Phillips as a regional representative for Mexico. The house holds its first sale of 20th-century and contemporary art and design in Hong Kong on 27 November.
Cécile Verdier has been appointed the vice president of Sotheby’s France, while Gaurav Bhatia will be joining the company as the managing director of Sotheby's India.
Victor Teodorescu has been named as Christie's Paris specialist in the African and Oceanic department after five and a half years at the Brussels office of the German auction house Lempertz.
The inaugural Photofairs San Francisco will take place from 27 to 29 January 2017 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion.
Tornabuoni Art Paris is moving to the Marais district of the city from January 2017. The gallery will open with a retrospective of Alighiero Boetti.
Timothy Taylor has opened its first space in Chelsea, New York, named Timothy Taylor 16×34 after the dimensions of the space in feet.
Denis Gardarin is the new senior director at Paul Kasmin Gallery. Nick Olney, previously the senior sales director, has been named the managing director.
The Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City, California, will close in December and is selling its gallery space.
The Di Donna Gallery has relocated to 744 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, and opened with the show Paths to the Absolute (until 3 December), featuring abstract masters such as Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky.
Invaluable, an online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, has named William Ruprecht, the former chairman at Sotheby’s, as the chairman of its advisory board.
After the launch of its art lending business alongside its existing fund and art advisory services, the Fine Art Fund Group has been rebranded as the Fine Art Group.
White Rainbow now represents Yuko Mohri, fresh from a residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Bosco Sodi has joined Paul Kasmin Gallery. The Sunday Painter has added the British artist Emma Hart to its roster, and the London gallery Stuart Shave/Modern Art now represents Peter Halley and Josh Kline. Terence Koh has joined Moran Bondaroff gallery. Hauser & Wirth has announced its worldwide representation of the Arshile Gorky Estate. Marianne Boesky Gallery now represents Sanford Biggers.