Ben Clark is Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gurr Johns International. Ben brings 20 years’ global art market experience of building and managing art collections across multiple disciplines and regions and is a trusted partner and close advisor to a number of international entrepreneurs and families.
He previously served as a market leader in the field of art advisory during a tenure of twenty years at Christie’s, based in London and Hong Kong, where he rose to the post of Global Head of Client Strategy and Deputy-Chairman of Asia, and was charged with expanding the firm’s overall business development across Asia. Ben began his career at The Art Institute of Chicago before joining Christie’s in 2000.
Highlights of Ben’s career include securing and selling the Collection of legendary collector Jan Krugier for over US$100million in 2014, and more recently Gaugin’s sculpture Theresefor USD 31 million. Ben has produced and co-curated a series of exhibitions celebrating the collector, including the loan exhibition ‘Generation Y Collectors’ at the Museum of Mankind, London in 2010, and the first public exhibition of Van Gogh pictures in Hong Kong in 2019.