Nick Mackay

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  • Joined Sotheby's in 1999
  • Senior Business Director, Contemporary Art

Nick Mackay, Senior Business Director, Contemporary Art, joined Sotheby’s in 1999. Initially with the Finance Department, Nick moved into the Contemporary department in 2006. During his tenure the market for Contemporary Art has grown exponentially and sales at Sotheby’s more than tripled between 2006 and 2008. Based in London, Nick works closely with the entire global team on sourcing and selling works of art and managing the London department. Over the last decade he has established numerous contacts and has earned the trust of many important collectors in the field. In recent years he has been integral to the  sales of several major collections, including Beautiful inside My Head Forever (2008) on behalf of Damien Hirst, Zero: Property from the Sammlung Lenz Schoenberg (2010) and Looking Closely (2011).