Continuing its global expansion, Artnet Auctions hires Simone Klein as its first Senior International Specialist


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artnet AG: Continuing Global Expansion, Artnet Auctions Hires Simone Klein as First Senior International Specialist
19.07.2022 / 19:15
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Continuing its global expansion, Artnet Auctions hires Simone Klein as its first Senior International Specialist

  • After growing 78% since 2020, Artnet’s photography department continues to be a key area of ​​focus within the Artnet Marketplace

  • Klein was previously European Head of Photography at Sotheby’s,

  • Klein held various committee positions at Photo London, TEFAF, Prix Pictet and others

New York/Berlin, July 19, 2022: Artnet, the world’s leading art market data and media platform, and global online marketplace for fine art, is delighted to announce that Simone Klein has joined Artnet Auctions in the newly created role of senior international specialist, photographs. “The online art market has grown tremendously over the past three years. Since its inception, Artnet has played a major role in promoting photography as an important collecting category. I am beyond thrilled to work with the Artnet team on this fantastic mission: to deliver high-quality photography in an accessible and democratic way.” Simone Klein talked about joining the Artnet team.

Photography sales at Artnet Auctions have increased 78% since 2020, with top performing artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Ansel Adams, Peter Beard and Sally Mann. “The Artnet Auctions Photographs team is unmatched in category expertise, curatorial reach, and seamless digital operations”, said Colleen Cash, vice president of auctions at Artnet. “We strongly believe in the photography market and its enormous potential, especially in the online art market.

Klein joins Artnet Auctions with decades of experience in the photography market, having previously held positions at Lempertz Auctioneers as Head of Photographs, Sotheby’s as Head of Photographs Europe, and Magnum Photos. in Paris as Director of Global Sales. Prior to joining Artnet Auctions, she was also an independent art consultant and appraiser for fine art photography based in Cologne, working closely with private and institutional collections around the world. She is a member of Photo London’s curatorial committee, a member of the TEFAF verification team, as well as a nominator for the Prix Pictet, and a frequent speaker and speaker at panels across Europe. Klein studied Roman and German art history, literature and linguistics in Germany and France.

Based in Artnet’s Berlin offices and working with Susanna Wenniger, Head of Photography, Klein will oversee European client development, sales retention and business acquisition efforts, following consecutive years of record growth in the Department. “Over the past 15 years, and especially more recently, we have seen the growth of photography as an online collectible category. We are strongly positioned to deepen our relationships with European collectors and dealers as we continue to growsaid Susanna Wenniger.

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About Artnet

Artnet boasts an unprecedented 55 million unique users each year, making it the world’s largest fine art platform. Founded in 1989, Artnet revolutionized the way people discover, research and collect art today. Artnet’s market data is an essential resource for the art industry, encompassing over 15 million auction results and AI and ML-based analytics, providing a level of transparency and insight. unequaled in the art market. Artnet’s Marketplace connects leading galleries and auction houses to our global audience, offering a curated selection of over 250,000 works of art for sale worldwide. Artnet Auctions, the pioneering online-only auction platform, offers unprecedented reach, liquidity and efficiency. Artnet News covers the events, trends and people shaping the global art market with up-to-the-minute analysis and expert commentary. It is the most widely read news publication in the fine arts industry, with a rapidly growing and dedicated following. Together, Artnet’s extensive synergistic product offering provides a comprehensive ecosystem that drives and informs the modern art market.

Artnet AG is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest standards of transparency. The majority of operations are based in New York at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Artnet Worldwide Corporation, a New York-based entity founded in 1989. Artnet Worldwide Corp. has a London-based subsidiary, Artnet UK Ltd.

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