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Amy Cappellazzo Plans to Leave the Auction World to Become a Private Dealer

Amy Cappellazzo, Christie’s Chairman of Post-war and Contemporary Art Development

Amy Cappellazzo, Christie’s Chairman of Post-war and Contemporary Art Development

Amy Cappellazzo, Christie’s Chairman of Post-war and Contemporary Art Development will leave the company in February.  The contemporary art market has changed considerably since she began her job back in 2001.  In the “November’s Auction Highlights” article posted yesterday, Christie’s closed their Post-war and Contemporary sales with an astounding $691.6 million, beating out their previous record of $495 million just six months earlier, an incredible difference from the $20 million made in 2000, a year prior to her involvement in the department.  So the question is where will Cappellazzo go after 13 years of hard work in the auction world?  She plans to work as a private art dealer.

About Alyssa T. Rehs

Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!

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