Christie’s is set to announce the departure of its long-standing head of wine auctions in the US.
Christie’s vice president Richard Brierley has returned to the UK after nearly eight years running the auction house’s North American division.
Brierley, a British subject, will now oversee preparations for the yearly Hospices de Beaune auction in France, alongside Christies’ long-running Burgundy specialist, Anthony Hanson MW.
Brierley’s position in New York will be taken by Charles Curtis MW, who assumes the position of head of wine sales in the US.
Curtis was previously director of wine and spirit education at Moët Hennessy USA.
Together with its New York partner, nywines, Christie’s resumes wine auctions at its Rockefeller Plaza site in September.
Written by Howard G Goldberg in New York