The nonprofit and for-profit continents of the art world shifted a little closer to Pangea after news broke late Thursday that Eric Shiner, the director of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is leaving the institution to serve as a senior vice president of the new fine art division at Sotheby’s.
With a remit focused on private sales of 20th- and 21st-century art, Shiner will work under the division’s co-chairmen, Amy Cappellazzo and Alan Schwartzman, beginning in September. Shiner spent eight years at the Warhol Museum, the last five of them as director. He is among the first significant hires by the duo since Sotheby’s acquired Cappellazzo and Schwartzman’s consultancy firm, Art Agency, Partners (AAP), for $85 million in January.
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