A new auction house is launching in Lake Worth, Florida, with its inaugural auction of more than 100 lots is planned for November 7.
Auctioneer and managing partner Jacob Kodner is running Market Auctions which is affiliated with the Palm Beach Show Group. Kodner has been involved in the art world through his family since childhood. He said: “The sale will include a curated selection of the finest collectables, offering bidders the opportunity to choose from a wide-range of pieces at all price ranges.”
Robert Young Antiques has promoted Florence Grant to become the principal gallery associate to run its Battersea gallery. Ilse Oliestelder, the previous gallery director, has returned from maternity leave and will work alongside Grant, on a part-time basis leading on special projects.
Young said the gallery has further growth plans and is in the process of making other new hires. He added: “At a time when many shops and galleries are closing, we are delighted to report that our selected works of primitive, naive, folk and vernacular art are continuing to meet with growing interest and demand, both nationally and internationally.”
Art advisory firm Gurr Johns has appointed Shea Goli as contemporary art adviser in London working with director of contemporary art Anthony McNerney to advise clients on acquisitions, sales, valuations and collection management.
Goli was previously a senior specialist in post-war and contemporary art and head of London contemporary sales at Paddle8. She has experience of both the auction and gallery sectors, having also worked at Phillips and Suzanne Geiss Company.
Jeannette van Campenhout has joined Phillips as a specialist in 20th century, contemporary and Latin American art in New York. She previously ran her own art advisory business for the past seven years, advising collectors in the US and Latin America. Before this she was a director at Pinta, the contemporary Latin America art fair, a partner at Sokoloff + Associates and an associate vice president at Christie’s in its Latin American art department.
Charlotte Rostek has joined the Mount Stuart Trust as its new head of collections. The trust was set up in 1989 by 6th Marquess of Bute to preserve the house, gardens and estate of Mount Stuart, a the Gothic revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. Originally from Germany, Rostek joins Mount Stuart from Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers where she was head of its Glasgow office. Before this she was curator for Dumfries House, a Palladian country house in Ayrshire, Scotland.
Roseberys is searching for a new marketing and PR assistant to replace Charlotte Meddings, who will leave the auction house to join Alfies and Grays Antiques Centre as head of marketing. Meddings has worked at Roseberys for three years.