Meet the artnet Auctions Team:


Miles Barth
Senior Specialist, Photographs
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 123

MBarth@artnet.com

Miles Barth began working with photography collections in 1970 at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Prints and Drawings. At that time, AIC was one of a few institutions collecting and exhibiting fine art and documentary photography on a regular basis and their holdings included a major portion of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, the Julien Levy Collection, as well a Master Set of prints by Edward Weston to name a few. In 1979, Barth became the founding curator of the International Center of Photography’s Archives and Permanent Collection where he held this position for 19 years. He is the author/editor of 11 books including TROPISM: Photographs by Ralph Gibson (1987), INTIMATE VISIONS: The Photographs of Dorothy Norman (1993), and WEEGEE’S WORLD: Life, Death, and the Human Drama, winner of the International Art Critics Award for Best Exhibition and Photography Book (1997). His most recent project was the exhibition and catalogue introduction for RISING DRAGON: Contemporary Chinese Photography (2012), for the Katonah Museum of Art.

Alex Benrimon
Associate Specialist, Prints and Multiples
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 147

ABenrimon@artnet.com

Alex Benrimon is an associate specialist in prints, with extensive experience in Post-War and Contemporary prints. He received his BS in International Business from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He has years of experience working at diverse galleries, with specialties ranging from Impressionist and Modern Art to Emerging Contemporary Art.

Adria Blouin
Auctions Manager, Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 698

ABlouin@artnet.com

Adria Blouin specializes in Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to joining artnet, she was involved in various positions at institutions, such as the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She received her MA from Christie's Education in London, focusing on art, style, and design from the Renaissance to Modern periods, including a graduate thesis in arms and armor. She also holds a BA in Art History and History, with a Classics concentration from Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

Anna Button
Associate, Prints and Multiples
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 797

AButton@artnet.com

Anna Button received her BA in Art History and Writing from Ithaca College, NY, in 2010. While at Ithaca, she worked as an archivist in the art history department's Visual Resource Collection. Most recently, she was an assistant to the artist Mariko Mori, helping manage her studio as well as her non-profit organization, Faou Foundation.

Hannah Cohn
Client Services Manager
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 118

HCohn@artnet.com

Hannah Cohn oversees the artnet Auctions client services team, providing extensive support to auctions clients, and managing operational aspects of auction sales. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Vermont, where she was a teaching assistant for the Art History department. Prior to joining artnet Auctions, she worked in a variety of institutions, including the UBS Art Collection and the Hudson River Museum.

Bree Hughes
Associate Specialist, Photographs
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 121

BHughes@artnet.com

Bree Hughes is an associate specialist of photography at artnet Auctions. Bree received her BA in Art History from University of Wisconsin in Madison, and completed her Masters Studies in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Prior to joining artnet Auctions, Bree worked as an assistant registrar for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, managing the museum’s collection of prints and photographs. Bree later went on to work as an assistant for Sotheby’s New York, and as a consultant for Hermes of Paris, Gilt Group and Frieze Fair of New York. Bree has privately assisted collectors and estates on print and photography appraisals.

Talia Hughes
Account Coordinator
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 127

THughes@artnet.com

Talia Hughes provides support to artnet Auctions clients as a member of the client services team. She received her BA in both History of Art and Archaeology from Johns Hopkins University, with minors in Museums & Society and in Classics. Prior to joining artnet, she gained experience working in a variety of institutions, including the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, and Christie’s New York.

Rebecca Lax
Senior Specialist, Prints and Multiples
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 125

RLax@artnet.com

Rebecca Lax is a senior specialist in contemporary prints with broad experience in the field for the past 27 years. After starting at Solo Press/Impressions in New York City in 1982, she continued in her interest by working at Pace Prints, Viart Corporation as Goldman Sachs Associate-managing prints and photographs collections, Director of Finance and outside consultant to the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University and as Sales Consultant to Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC. She has been a Consultant for private collectors as well as museum placement Advisor – in acquisitions.

Gracie Mansion
Senior Specialist, Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 494

GMansion@artnet.com

Gracie Mansion has over 20 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the art market, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art. She has lectured and participated in panels at museums and universities in the United States and Europe. As an independent curator and consultant to private collectors, corporations, and museums, she has advised her clients on acquisitions and assisted them in the development of their art collections. She opened her eponymous gallery in the East Village of New York City in 1982, later moving to SoHo, and then to Chelsea, before closing in 2002 to concentrate on private dealing and the secondary art market.

Elizabeth Masella
Associate, Prints and Multiples
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 163

EMasella@artnet.com

After receiving a BA in Art History and Visual Art from Fordham University, Elizabeth Masella worked as an appraiser’s assistant for several years, working with corporate and private art collections. More recently, she worked for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Monuments Division and at Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. She also earned an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts.

John McCord
Senior Specialist, Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 173

JMcCord@artnet.com

John McCord is a specialist in Contemporary Art with a focus on emerging and late Contemporary Art. Studying Fine Art at The Cooper Union in New York City eventually led him to work at the American Fine Arts Gallery as associate director from 2002 to 2005, and at Daniel Reich Gallery as director from 2005 to 2007. He later became a private dealer of Contemporary Art, where he further developed an extensive background working with prominent private and corporate collections, artists, galleries, and curators throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Brittany Noris
Associate Specialist, Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 131

BNoris@artnet.com

Brittany Noris has a wide range of work experience in the art world, from Contemporary Art galleries in New York City to the marketing and partnerships department at AXA Art Insurance in the UK. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and recently earned a MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

Caitlin Parker
Associate, Photographs
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 114

CParker@artnet.com

Caitlin Parker is interested in modern and contemporary photographs, prints, and works on paper. She recently completed the M.A. program in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York and wrote a graduate thesis on the history of marketing museum identity. She holds a B.A. in European Studies and a minor in Art History from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Prior to joining artnet, Caitlin gained work experience at a variety of institutions, including the FLAG Art Foundation, Arts to Grow, and the Muscarelle Museum of Art, where she curated an online exhibition focused on ten Abstract Expressionist works in the collection.

Lily Pendery
Associate, Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 800

LPendery@artnet.com

Lily Pendery holds a BA in Art History and a minor in Chinese from Connecticut College. Prior to joining artnet, she participated in internships at the Brooklyn Museum, the Donald Judd Foundation, and Eli Klein Fine Art.

Deborah Ripley
Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 174

DRipley@artnet.com

Deborah Ripley has been an acknowledged print expert for 28 years. After starting at Pace Prints in New York City, she worked at Christie’s in the prints department, and then was the director of numerous fine print ateliers, including Landfall Press and Art of this Century. In addition, she wrote for Art on Paper, a leading magazine on print collecting and connoisseurship. In 2011, she contributed a chapter on printmaking for a manual, entitled Accelerating the Curves: the Artist’s Roadmap for success.

Heather Russell
Senior Specialist, Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 692

HRussell@artnet.com

Heather Russell is a senior specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on blue-chip Contemporary Art, as well as Asian and Indian Contemporary Art. She previously worked at Irvine Contemporary in Washington, D.C., James Cohan Gallery in New York City, Sotheby’s New York, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, VA. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the museum, auction house and gallery worlds. She holds a BFA and an MA in Classical Art History and Doctoral Studies in Art History from The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and is a published author and journalist for The International Art Newspaper (2002–2005) and Apollo magazine, in the UK.

Molly Thrailkill
Auctions Manager, Prints and Photographs
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 799

MThrailkill@artnet.com

Molly Thrailkill specializes in the history of photography and manages the photographs, and prints and multiples departments of artnet Auctions. She graduated magna cum laude in 2009 from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, with a double concentration in French and Art and Art History. She has participated in internships at the Colgate Picker Art and Lori Bookstein galleries, and has volunteered for the Morgan Library.

Susanna Wenniger
Senior Specialist, Photographs
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 172

SWenniger@artnet.com

Susanna Wenniger has over 20 years of experience working with Fine Art photography. She was the director of the Laurence Miller Gallery for nine years, and became the senior photography specialist for artnet Online Auctions (now artnet Auctions) in 1999. More recently, she has served as the curator for two important private collections and has also been an advisor to photography collectors.

Conner Williams
Specialist, Contemporary Art and Prints
New York Office
+1–212–497–9700 ext. 595

CWilliams@artnet.com

Conner Williams comes to artnet Auctions with over 10 years of experience in the field. Since graduating from Columbia University with a MA in Art History, he has served tenures at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in the Prints, Post-War & Contemporary, and Old Master Paintings departments. His experience as an instructor and museum educator at several institutions, including the Morgan Library & Museum, the New Museum, the Norton Simon Museum of Art, and Parsons The New School for Design, complements his knowledge of the art market and underscores his sound advice to collectors and sellers alike.

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