Eleanor Walper of Christie's.

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Walper started her career at the saleroom in 2014. She has also worked at Bonhams and The New York Loan Company. At Christie’s she will be responsible for client development on the West Coast of the US.

Baratta joins Bonhams


Joe Baratta of Bonhams.

Bonhams Los Angeles has appointed Joe Baratta as senior vice-president, head of trusts & estates for the West Coast. He will “support the region’s expansive market and pursue new areas of opportunity”.

Baratta, a licensed appraiser and auctioneer, will be responsible for “liaising with professional fiduciaries, attorneys, CPAs, trust officers”, and advising on the “appraisal and sale of their clients’ estate collections ranging from fine art and jewellery to collectable motor cars”.

Before joining Bonhams, he spent 20 years at Abell Auctions as senior vice president, business development & valuations, where he brought to market numerous private collections and multi-million-dollar estate sales.