Speaker(s): Courtney Christensen, Christopher Barnekow, Kathleen Guzman, Alasdair Nichol

Understanding the New Generation of Auction Buyers


This panel of experts will answer the question: What are millennials collecting? They will explain how they analyze the behaviors of potential buyers in order to predict trends.

This talk was originally filmed during The Business of Art Observed.


Courtney Christensen

As Director of Trusts & Estates for Winston Art Group, Courtney works with fiduciaries, executors, families and advisors on strategic estate planning, appraisal and disposition of tangible personal property. Prior to joining Winston, she spent 18 years at Sotheby’s where she was Head of Department, Trusts & Estates and senior specialist in American Art and Prints, working in the...

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Christopher Barnekow

CEO & Co-Founder at Barnebys
Christopher Barnekow is Barnebys CEO and co-founder. An experienced entrepreneur with more than 20 years of online marketing know-how, his track record includes successful undertakings, such as Rodeo Magazine, Got2Get and the Stockholm based ad agency Smith. Prior to starting Barnebys in 2011, Christopher had no previous experience with auctions or...

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Kathleen Guzman

Managing Director at Heritage Auctions
Kathleen Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with over 40 years experience in the art and antiques industry. Ms. Guzman is the Managing Director of Heritage Auctions in New York, based in Dallas. She has personally auctioned over 1,500 sales with over 1 Million objects valued at over $1 Billion US dollars. She brings 15 years experience...

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Alasdair Nichol

Chairman at Freeman’s
Alasdair Nichol is the Chairman and Head of the Fine Art Department at Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house. Having been within the same family for six generations, he and two colleagues acquired the company in a friendly management buy-out in 2016. Prior to joining Freeman’s in 1999, Alasdair served as Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at...

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