Art World Professional Advisory Group

Christopher Gaillard

Advisory Group Member

Biography

Biography

Christopher Gaillard is Deputy Chairman of Gurr Johns, Inc., New York.  He is the chief advisor and appraiser for the firm, specializing in post-war and contemporary art. Christopher advises private clients on acquiring and deaccessioning works of fine and decorative art and provides appraisals for all purposes, including estate tax, charitable donation and family division.  As part of his appraisal practice, he is regularly called to provide expert witness testimony in American courts.  Before joining Gurr Johns, Christopher was Vice President and Director of Contemporary Prints at Sotheby’s, where he actively solicited consignments for semi-annual print auctions and provided appraisals. He is also an auctioneer, and while at Sotheby’s, he presided over the auctions of the Collection of David Whitney, Property from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, the Collection of Barry Friedman, and many others.  From 1993 – 1999, Christopher served as Vice President of the Print Department at Christie’s, where he was a specialist in Old Master and Modern prints, securing consignments and providing appraisals. He is currently a member of the advisory board of the International Print Center of New York and was a member of the Board Momenta Art from 2001 – 2010. Christopher received his Bachelor of Art in Art History from Colby College in 1990.