Contemp Art Sevier LG

James Sevier

  • Senior Director
    Senior Specialist
    Head Of London Evening Auctions
    Contemporary Art
  • Tel: +44 20 7293 5842
  • Fax: +44 20 7293 5921

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  • Joined Sotheby’s in 2004
  • Secures consignments for Day and Evening Contemporary Art sales
  • Introduced  Indian Art and Russian Art into Contemporary Art auctions
  • Began as a Cataloguer and Researcher
  • Has Master of Arts degree in the History of Art from Edinburgh University

James Sevier joined Sotheby’s in 2004 after graduating from Edinburgh University with a Masters Degree in Art History. In his current role as Director and Specialist, he oversees the Contemporary Art Evening Auctions in London and plays a leading role in securing consignments for auctions and private sales. James holds key relationships with many important European collectors and has played a vital role in Sotheby’s dominance of this market sector inrecent years.

He has been closely involved in the sales of major collections at Sotheby’s including Gunter Sachs and Branco Weiss. Earlier in his career at Sotheby’s, he was a member of the Evening Sales team working as a Cataloguer and Researcher, and has curated the inaugural Beyond Limits selling exhibition of monumental sculpture at Chatsworth in 2006.