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14 Jan 10AM - 28 Jan 10AM (EST) | Online 19705

The Art of Entertaining: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue

New York

14 Jan 10AM - 28 Jan 10AM (EST) | Online 19705

The Art of Entertaining: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue

Sale Overview

Reflecting the Gutfreund’s exceptional gifts as hosts The Art of Entertaining: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue, which will run concurrently to the live auctions on January 26th and 27th, is dedicated the concept of art de vivre. The extensive domestic offices at 834 included a large butler’s pantry and silver vault brimming with porcelain, silver and table decorations. The sale also emphasizes the concentration on the comfort of guests with the contents of the guest’s quarters including furniture and lighting.

Viewings are by appointment only, starting 20 January. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Nathalie Ferneau,

©2020, Photograph by Visko Hatfield

    Our specialist’s selection

    Brought to you by

    Brian Evans

    Associate Specialist | Private & Iconic Collections

    Brian Evans is Associate Specialist, Decorative Arts, at Christie’s Americas and has been Head of Fine Art for both the Decorative Arts and the Private and Iconic Collections teams since 2019. As a fine art generalist, Brian drives business sourcing for a wide range of sales and manages client relationships across categories.

    Since joining Christie’s in 2015, Brian has worked with a variety of teams overseeing notable sales across Christie’s different business categories. In the fall of 2018, he worked within the Impressionist & Modern Art team for the momentous charitable sales of Peggy and David Rockefeller which totaled $835 million, the highest to-date for a single collection. Since moving into his fine art role, Brian has been instrumental in securing property for various sales with results including a work by André Masson that sold for $125,000 against an estimate of $5,000-7,000 and a large-scale work by René Lelong, which sold for $75,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction.

    Originally from Los Angeles with both American and Peruvian citizenships, Brian is fluent in Spanish and French and conversational in German. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Vassar College and a Master’s Degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

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