San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Henry Wyndham has 40 years’ experience in the art market. He is the former Chairman of Sotheby’s and was the House's premier auctioneer in Europe, hammering down record prices including £65 million for Giacometti’s Walking Man in January 2010, the highest price for any work of art at auction, and £49.5 million for Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents in July 2002, an auction record for an Old Master Painting.
Henry began his career in Christie’s Old Master Paintings department, and was promoted to run the 19th Century Pictures department at Christie’s in New York, a role he undertook from 1978–82. In 1983 he was promoted to the main board, and he ran the Victorian Pictures and Modern British Paintings departments before leaving in 1987 to set up the St James Art Group with Philip Hook and David Bathurst, dealing predominantly in European and British 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century paintings.
He joined Sotheby’s in 1994 and was appointed Sotheby’s European Chairman in September 1997. He left Sotheby's in February 2016.
This event is a part of the Prudential Series of talks which gives our audience an exciting opportunity to interact with exceptional people from a variety of fields of interest from music and entertainment to business and academia.
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China Exchange, a registered charity in the UK, is an exceptional new venue in the heart of London’s West End designed to provide a forum for the ideas and events which touch the lives of people in Britain and China today. Companies and philanthropists from both nations have come together to support the renovation of this stunning space in the restored premises of London’s former central Telephone Exchange and it has been turned into a centre for exhibitions, performances, lectures and events of all kinds.