- Joined Sotheby’s in 2007
- Has played a key role in recent major discoveries
- Advises major African and Oceanic Art collectors
- Since January 2014, also in charge of the African and Oceanic Art department in Belgium
Alexis Maggiar began his career in 2001 with the dealer Alain de Monbrison. After two years, during which he specialised in African and Oceanic Arts and participated in numerous sales, including the legendary Paris sale of the Estate of André Breton, he joined the Parisian auction house CalmelsCohen. It was this experience, working alongside experts and collectors, which first made him aware of the inextricable link between Modern and Contemporary Art and African & Oceanic Art. Mr Maggiar joined Sotheby’s in 2007.
He played a key role in recent major discoveries, such as the Akan terracotta head from the Krieg collection and the Songye headrest from the Verschure collection. Since January 2014 he has also been in charge of the African and Oceanic Art department in Belgium and travels to our Brussels office weekly. Mr Maggiar advises major African and Oceanic Art collectors.