Lauren Kantor


Director of Business Development, West Coast

Los Angeles

+1 (323) 453-6235

Based in Los Angeles, Lauren leads business development on the West Coast. Lauren facilitates the appraisal of fine art, decorative art, jewelry, watches, and other tangible personal property for the purposes of estate planning, estate tax, divorce, estate litigation, charitable giving, insurance and using art as collateral. She also works with fiduciaries and private clients to strategically offer single works or an entire collection in the market.

Prior to joining Gurr Johns in 2016, Lauren had over 15 years of experience in the international auction business working in London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. Lauren was most recently Head of Valuations at Sotheby’s in New York. She previously served as Director of Trusts & Estates at Bonhams and in business development at Christie’s.

Lauren holds an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute in London.