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Gurr Johns is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Adler Rosan as Senior Director of Fine Art, specialising in 20th Century and Contemporary Art. Based in New York, and bringing 25 years’ experience in the art market, Rachel provides appraisals for estate tax, charitable donation, insurance, and collateral loans, and advises private clients on acquiring and deaccessioning works of art.

Before joining Gurr Johns, Rachel spent nine years as Vice President of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s where she led both the Day and Evening sales during a time of rapid market expansion. After leaving Sotheby’s, she consulted for Gurr Johns for several years before joining Phillips in 2015 as Senior Specialist and Head of Appraisals for 20th Century & Contemporary Art.

Charlie Horne, President, Gurr Johns Americas says: “We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the global team at Gurr Johns. She brings an extraordinary wealth of experience having played prominent roles in both art sales and valuations at both Sotheby’s and Phillips, and she is already familiar with the team having worked independently for many years with Gurr Johns. Rachel will further bolster our expertise based in New York, and her appointment reinforces our commitment to serve as impartial and trusted professional advisors to art collectors throughout the US, and across the world.”

Rachel is a member of ArtTable and is actively involved with the American Friends of the Israel Museum. She is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America and her appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).