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GURR JOHNS APPOINTS ALESSANDRO FIOROTTO AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ART FINANCE

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As we continue to invest in the business and adapt to the demands of our clients, we are delighted to welcome Alessandro Fiorotto to Gurr Johns where he will lead our international Art Finance business.

Alessandro brings a wealth of experience in art finance and investment. He has advised on over $3bn worth of international transactions, including cross-border corporate acquisitions and portfolio & fund management, deploying and structuring complex debt and equity investments. Alessandro joins us from The Fine Art Group where he was appointed CFO. Previously Alessandro worked at XXIII Capital, and prior to that for Citigroup and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Philosophy, Politics, Economics from The University of Cape Town, and an MsC in Politics & Economics from University College London (UCL).

Alessandro will be based in London from where he will direct the Art Finance business internationally.

BEN CLARK
Deputy CEO, Gurr Johns

CHRISTOPHER GAILLARD QUOTED IN THE ARTNET INTELLIGENCE REPORT

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Christopher Gaillard, Deputy Chairman of Gurr Johns, was quoted in the Fall 2020 edition of Artnet’s Intelligence Report which was published on 16 September.

Christopher is quoted on the value which exists in art by female artists and artists of colour (p.6), the market for works by Jean-Michel Basquiat (p.16) and the market for Impressionist and Modern art (p.21).

Read the full report here.

A NEW NORMAL: LIVE-STREAMED FROM SOTHEBY’S

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Last night the art market had its first major public test since the lockdown with a major ‘Evening auction’ session at Sotheby’s. This was certainly not a return to business as usual; viewing was by appointment, there were no glitzy receptions, and there was not even a saleroom filled with paddle-wielding bidders: instead, Oliver Barker, Sotheby’s European Chairman, stood on a rostrum in London for over four hours and conducted a livestream auction with staff manning phones in front of him, as well as in salerooms in New York and Hong Kong, and with clients also bidding directly online. It is often said that auctioneering is the second oldest profession; and while last night’s innovative event was a futuristic, slick-looking operation, the fundamentals were very much the same; supply, demand, a sense of occasion – and guarantees.

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UPDATE: COVID-19

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In support of the global effort to contain COVID-19, and for the safety and well-being of our staff, collectors, and visitors, Gurr Johns is operating on core business basis. Until further notice, clients are welcome by appointment only. We wish everyone good health and safety, and we look forward to being in touch ahead.

2020 ART BUSINESS COURSE AT THE ESA

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We’re looking forward to the 4th year of the Art Business course at ESA, the Middle East’s leading business school, which starts on 17th March. Gurr Johns has partnered with the ESA since 2017 offering both post-graduates and professionals the opportunity to gain specialised knowledge and insight into the most important and relevant aspects of the art business, including the role of law and finance in the art world.
The 6-month course culminates in a 4-day trip to London, visiting  important museums, galleries and auction houses, as well as exclusive studio visits with leading contemporary artists.
Applications close on 1 March for this year’s course: more details are available here.

Shown above is the class of 2019 visiting the home of a collector.