Following on from last week’s record-breaking sales of the Rockefeller collection, another marathon week of auctions kicks off today in New York with the first highlight expected to be the $150 million nude by Amedeo Modigliani on the block tonight at Sotheby’s. The cover work for the Tate’s recent exhibition on the artist, it boasts the biggest pre-sale estimate ever attached to a work of art and is already guaranteed to sell. The auction also includes a beautiful Claude Monet, Matinée sur La Seine, which was painted in 1896 and is estimated at $18 million to $25 million.
Vice President, Business Development
Based in Chicago, Lizzie represents Gurr Johns throughout the Midwest. She works closely with attorneys, private banks, wealth managers, insurance professionals, and private clients on the valuation of fine and decorative art, jewelry, watches, wine and other tangible personal property including general contents of an estate. She oversees appraisals for the purposes of estate planning and estate tax, charitable giving, family division, estate and insurance litigation, insurance coverage and claims, art leasing and using art as loan collateral. Lizzie also facilitates private sales on behalf of art collectors and fiduciaries.
Prior to joining Gurr Johns, Lizzie worked with architects on the facades of cultural institutions and landmark buildings including the Steppenwolf Theater and Willis Tower. Previously, she co-founded a digital media company to empower museums to expand their digital footprint while working with world-class institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to offset the expense of printed member communications through advertising partnerships. She has further experience in art advisory, gallery management, and curatorial roles.
Lizzie holds a BFA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the Arts Club of Chicago and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.