CECILE VERDIER, President of Christie's France, ANIKA GUNTRUM, Vice-President and International Director, Impressionist and Modern Art, EMILIE VILLETTE, Business Development Director

03 February 2021 | 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

This event will be held virtually. You can register for the livestream of this event here.

Art is very big business.  Since 2000 the contemporary art market‘s turnover growth alone has jumped by 1,370%, and today artworks are coveted by investors as well as by collectors.  At the heart of what has become a vast international business stand the major auction houses, and first among them, Christie’s, owned by François Pinault‘s holding company, Groupe Artémis.

In a unique partnership, the Arts Arena ( and the American Chamber of Commerce in France ( an exceptional trio of specialists to discuss the very big business of art, with a special Transatlantic focus on the Paris and New York markets.

Join us to hear Cécile Verdier, President of Christie’s France, Anika Guntrum, Vice-President of Christie’s France and International Director, Impressionist and Modern Art, and Emilie Villette, Business Development Director of Christie’s France.  A Q&A will follow the conversation.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold in 2017 for over $400 million, the highest price ever paid for a single painting at auction.  Photo courtesy of Christie’s.

Organized in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Paris.