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February 2021

SONIA FAZLALI–ZADEH QUOTED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

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On 29 January 2021 Sonia Fazlali–Zadeh, jewellery and watches specialist at Gurr Johns, was quoted in an article in The New York Times exploring developments in the business of high end jewellery.

“Some collectors will always prefer auction over private sales, and vice versa,” said Sonia Fazlali-Zadeh, jewelry and watches specialist at Gurr Johns, a global appraisal and advisory business. “For the most important stones and large diamonds, most collectors will buy wherever it is being offered, as long as the price is right.”

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BEN CLARK QUOTED IN THE ART NEWSPAPER

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On 17 December 2020 Ben Clark, CEO of Gurr Johns, was quoted in an article in The Art Newspaper exploring the growth of the art market in Asia.

“None of this surprises me,” says Ben Clark of the art advisors Gurr Johns. Between 2017 and 2019 Clark was based in Hong Kong as deputy chairman of Christie’s Asia. “I have been seeing the continual strengthening of the Asian market for at least three years,” he says: “But there has been a definite shift in the past six months. We are seeing far more new young buyers, who have often come into the market through luxury goods or jewellery. For instance, Christie’s previewed part of its sale in the upscale Joyce department store in Hong Kong.”

“There hasn’t been a shift in the number of top-end buyers in Hong Kong, which remains small,” Clark says; “And some top lots in the sales return to the West. The real change is the blossoming of new younger buyers at a lower level.”

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BEN CLARK QUOTED IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES

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On 9 December 2020 Ben Clark, CEO of Gurr Johns, was quoted in The Financial Times discussing the energy of the art market in Asia.

“Having a sense of occasion means so much in China and Hong Kong,” says Ben Clark of the art adviser Gurr Johns, who was previously responsible for expanding Christie’s business in Asia.

“I’ve long said that Asian collectors will write the future narrative of the global art market,” Clark says.

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