Ben Clark

Chief Executive Officer


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Ben Clark is Group CEO of Gurr Johns and an art advisor who is a long-term trusted partner to private art collectors and family offices.

Ben joined Gurr Johns in early 2020 after more than two decades of experience in the art industry spanning Europe, America and Asia, in building both new, and managing established art collections across multiple disciplines and regions.

He previously served as a market leader in the fields of art management, sales and art advisory during a tenure of twenty years at Christie’s. Before joining Gurr Johns, Ben served as Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Asia, based in Hong Kong, charged with expanding the firm’s overall business development across the region. Prior to that he spent 17 years in various client and senior leadership roles at Christie’s, including as Managing Director and Global Head of Client Strategy, and member of the group operating committee. Ben began his career at The Art Institute of Chicago before joining Christie’s in 2000.

Balancing curatorial understanding, commercial know-how and putting client’s interest first, highlights of Ben’s career involve a series of exhibitions he has produced and co-curated 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.