ASTRID CENTNER JOINS CHRISTIE’S FRANCE
AS HEAD OF THE OLD MASTER & 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS DEPARTMENT
Astrid graduated from the University of Brussels with a master degree in History of Art and Archaeology. She has published numerous essays on Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun as well as on French female artists who worked under the Ancient Régime.Paris –
Christie’s is pleased to announce that Astrid Centner has joined Christie’s as Head of Department for Old Master & 19th Century Paintings in Paris.
Over the past 12 years, Astrid gained knowledge and expertise in the field of Old Master Paintings, including her 9 year-long career at another international auction house in Paris, London and Brussels. She specialised in Flemish 17thcentury painting, and in 2011 she rediscovered an unpublished painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck.
Astrid will reinforce Christie’s Old Master & 19th Century department and will work closely with Pierre Etienne, International Director, and Bérénice Verdier, Cataloguer for the Paris sales. The department has just recently set a new world auction record for Bernadino Luini with Figure de Sainte which sold for €1,2 million.
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in the first half of 2018 that totalled £2.97 billion / $4.04 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.