History

Art Expertise was established in 2002 by former members of the Christie’s Athens team who were largely responsible for nurturing and developing the Greek art market and had expert knowledge of its intricacies, capabilities and evolving trends.

Our goal was to fill the gap left by the closing of Christie’s Athens operations in 2001, sustain a vibrant and growing art market following 12 highly successful Greek Sales and help preserve the knowhow accumulated by collectors and art historians alike. The challenge we faced was to keep organising top calibre Modern Greek Art auctions with high professional and ethical standards by founding an Athens-based organisation that could stay in tune with the local market’s beat.

Today, 16 years later, we are confident that this challenge has been met. Art Expertise has organised more than 30 Greek Sales with Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, as well as a number of other high profile auctions, handling over 15,000 paintings and sculptures from the 19th to the 21st century—among them some of the finest examples of Modern Greek Art.