- Instrumental in consigning record-breaking sales at auction
- Trained as an Equities Analyst at UBS Investment Bank
- Master's degree with Distinction in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
- Fluent in English, Italian and French
Alex Branczik joined Sotheby’s Contemporary Art department in 2004 and was later named Director.
Mr Branczik was closely involved in coordinating the sale of The Collection of Jean-Yves Mock in 2005, a single-owner series, which realised more than double the presale high estimate. In 2007 and 2008, he was responsible for the October Evening auctions, which transformed the midseason sale into a high-profile auction realising over £35 million. He was instrumental in consigning for sale record-breaking works by Bridget Riley, Peter Doig and Sean Scully as well as Yue Minjun’s Execution, which is the highest-valued work by a Chinese contemporary artist sold in Europe.
Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Mr Branczik trained as an Equities Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.
He speaks fluent Italian and French and received a First Class Honours degree in Modern Languages and Literature from Pembroke College, Oxford University, and a Master's degree with Distinction in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Videos featuring Alex Branczik
Andy Warhol's 'Mao'
Andreas Gursky's Epic Panorama
Exclusive Video: Inside the Venice Biennale with Alex Branczik and Tim Marlow
Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Art in London