- Sotheby's career spanning more than three decades in Paris, New York and London
- Instrumental in record-breaking sales of Degas, Monet and Man Ray
- Leading authority on Man Ray, presently compiling artist's catalogue raisonné
Andrew Strauss joined Sotheby’s in 1983 and has been a Senior Director of the Impressionist & Modern Art Department in Paris since 1987, and Vice-president at Sotheby’s France.
Mr Strauss has contributed to our enormous success in locating works of art in France and internationally for our salerooms in New York, London and Paris. He was instrumental in negotiating with a French museum for the export passport for a celebrated work by Edgar Degas, Danseuse au Repos. This work sold for £17.6 million at Sotheby’s in London in 1999, setting the auction record for a work by Degas and the all-time record for a work on paper by any artist. He also arranged for the sale of two iconic works by Claude Monet still remaining in private French collections ― Nymphéas and Meules and has organised the auctions of numerous prestigious French collections, including those of the Durand-Ruel and Vollard families.
Renowned for his extensive knowledge of Surrealism, he organised the legendary sale of Man Ray’s studio in 1995 and later in 2000, prepared Sothebys' first sale devoted to Surrealism.
Mr Strauss is the leading authority on Man Ray and is presently compiling a catalogue raisonné of the artist's paintings.
Prior to working in Paris, Mr Strauss worked at Sotheby's New York and London.