CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS AMY CAPPELLAZZO AND JEANNE SLOANE AS DEPUTY CHAIRMEN, CHRISTIE'S Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, announced today the appointment of Amy Cappellazzo and Jeanne Sloane as Deputy Chairmen, Christie’s Americas.
News-Antique.com - Apr 02,2008 - New York, NY – Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, announced today the appointment of Amy Cappellazzo and Jeanne Sloane as Deputy Chairmen, Christie’s Americas. Ms. Cappellazzo will continue in her current role as Senior Vice President and International Co-Head of Postwar and Contemporary Art and Ms. Sloane will continue her current role as Senior Vice President and Head of the Silver and Vertu Department for Christie’s Americas.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Amy and Jeanne as Deputy Chairmen, Christie’s Americas in recognition of their great success as renowned specialists and business-getters in their respective fields, and in recognition of their tenure with the Company,” said Marc Porter, President, Christie’s Americas.
Ms. Cappellazzo, 40, was appointed Senior Vice President, International Co-Head of Contemporary Art in 2001. During her tenure she has helped shape the market to new heights and earn market share for Christie’s. She has played a crucial role in the historic Christie’s sale in May 2004 which was the first ever Post-War and Contemporary auction to break the $100 million, and she has been successfully co-leading the department since, culminating in the evening sale in May 2007 which totaled nearly $400 million. In 2006, Ms. Cappellazzo was featured as a Crain’s Business New York 40 under 40 and for two years in a row, Ms. Cappellazzo, with Co-Head Brett Gorvy, has been part of the top-20 of Art Review’s One Hundred Most Powerful People in the Art World.
Ms. Cappellazzo received her B.A. degree in Fine Arts from New York University, where she was a Presidential Trustee Scholar. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Design and City Planning from Pratt Institute, focusing her studies on the role of public art in shaping cities. She is also a trustee at the Pratt Institute and has taught and lectured at New York University, Museum of Modern Art, New York, University of Miami, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and at UCLA.
Ms. Sloane, 51, is Senior Vice President, Head of Silver and Objects of Vertu, Christie’s Americas. Ms. Sloane’s consistent and strong sales have put Christie’s Silver Department in a leadership position, dominating the New York market for more than eight years. Her work has resulted in a number of discoveries, including a ‘lost’ renaissance cup from the Victor Rothschild collection and several unrecorded examples of American Colonial silver, many of which have been placed in museums. She launched the first exclusive auction of silver by Georg Jensen, which totaled nearly $9 million in 2005 - a record for any silver auction at Christie’s New York. She was also responsible for such landmark silver auctions as Sam Wagstaffe, Charles Carpenter, Mary Hahn and the Rowler Collection. Before joining Christie’s in 1981, she was Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newport Historical Society, home to a collection of early Rhode Island silver. She is widely published and in 1993, she was awarded the Decorative Arts Society’s annual prize for her article on the engraved silver of Joseph Leddel