Presentation and talk by Paul Hewitt, MD, Growth Markets-Christie's and Meneka Kumari Shah, Christie's India Head on 101 Collecting in conversation with Karanjeet Kaur (Art Editor Time Out India) at Good Earth.
Paul Hewitt is Managing Director, Growth Markets for Christie's, since September, 2008. Paul is well versed in Arts of Brazil, China, Africa, Turkey and recently, India. He travels regularly and even though he manages the business operations side has a deep interest in history, art and culture of the countries he visits and has built strong relationships with collectors, museum curators and colleagues in the art world. spoken on various topics in the past covering Middle Eastern Art History, Smart Collecting for the Middle East, Developments in the Emerging Art Markets.Read more
Menaka Kumari Shah joined Christie’s in 2006 in London, King Street as coordinator for the highly important Arts of India biennial sales. In 2006 Menaka joined Christie’s Business Development group as Client Advisor to Indian and Non-Resident Indian clients, and was part of the core team leading the inaugural Dubai Sale in May 2006. She was simultaneously appointed Junior Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art and a Specialist in early 2008. Ms. Shah relocated back to India in 2008 to head Christie’s India operations and reinforce Christie’s commitments there in her role as Country Head, India and brings considerable experience, knowledge, and client understanding to her role. She is actively responsible for developing Christie’s brand and businesses in India, working with collectors for the acquisition and deaccession of major collections, insurance appraisals, business getting for consignments; and as a general value provides advice on all aspects of the auction process. Ms. Shah works with all categories of including Watches, Wine, Pictures, Jewels, South Asian Modern + Contemporary, Indian and Islamic Art. Ms. Shah has been instrumental in broadening Christie’s initiatives in the Indian subcontinent and advises Christie’s International on India.Read more