Christopher Gaillard, Deputy Chairman and Fine Art Appraiser and Adviser, is Gurr Johns’ chief adviser and appraiser, specializing in contemporary art. Christopher provides appraisals for estate tax, charitable donation, and insurance purposes and advises private clients on acquiring and deaccessioning works of art. Before working at Gurr Johns, Christopher spent nine years as the Vice President and Director of Contemporary Prints at Sotheby’s, where he actively solicited consignments for semi-annual print auctions totaling $7-10 million each season. From 1993 – 1999, Christopher served as Vice President of the Print Department at Christie’s, where he secured consignments of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints for semi-annual auctions and appraised prints for insurance, fair market and estate tax purposes. He has been a member of the International Print Center of New York since 2002 and was a member of the Board Momenta Art from 2001 – 2010. Christopher received his Bachelor of Art in Art History from Colby College in 1990 and his appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).