Engelen joined Phillips in 2015 with more than two decades of experience in the auction and private sectors of the art market. With extensive experience working with Contemporary artists, he came to Phillips from Qatar Museums, where he was director of public art programs for five years.
Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Christie’s, with his last four years in the role of senior specialist and director of Post-war and Contemporary art.
Freeman’s of Philadelphia has created a client advisory services department. The new team will be headed by chief client officer Thomas McCabe and Grace Fitts, director of client advisory services and private and corporate collections.
Sotheby’s has appointed Jean Qian as managing director in China. From Shanghai, Qian will report to Nathan Drahi, managing director of Sotheby’s Asia, who is the son of Sotheby’s owner Patrick Drahi.
Qian has 15 years of experience in business development and management across industries and was most recently vice president of operations in China and the Asia-Pacific region for luxury online platform Farfetch.