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From left to right: Neil Grenyer, Brian Goodison-Blanks and Cristian Beadman in Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood.
Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood
Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood have appointed Cristian Beadman as Director and Co-Head of Furniture. After spending a decade at Christie’s, 15 years at Dreweatts and then at Duke’s from 2019, Beadman, born and raised in Devon, said he was “now at home”.
Also at Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood Brian Goodison-Blanks will join the board. He has worked for the company for 17 years and heads the maritime, sports and collectors departments.
The firm also appointed Neil Grenyer as its Dorset representative. Grenyer worked at
Bonhams and a number of regional auction houses, including Lawrences of Crewkerne.
Oliver Wiseman joined Bonhams as Senior Wine Specialist in Paris. He was previously responsible for Christie’s wine department for France and Switzerland from Paris and Geneva. The inaugural sale of Bonhams wines in Paris will take place in the new Bonhams auction house at 4 rue de la Paix on December 2nd.
The fine arts group
Art advisers and art finance specialists The Fine Art Group has appointed Jan Prasens as vice president in New York. He was previously at Sotheby’s, where he notably headed the financial services division of Sotheby’s. Prasens will focus on the firm’s global expansion through its art consulting, finance, agency, investment and appraisal services.
Andrew Jones auction
Andrew Jones Auctions of Los Angeles has appointed Jena Lee as their representative for the Pacific Northwest. She is an art appraiser and consultant, with over a decade of experience appraising artwork and residential content. As a specialist in modern and contemporary fine art, Lee began his career as an appraiser at Charles Credaroli Fine Art Services in Los Angeles. She recently moved to Portland, Oregon.