Career Development: Lifecycle of an Artwork
A chat with experts from a top tier auction house and gallery make the murky art market seem less opaque. Chanler Rutherfurd, associate specialist from Sotheby’s, and Cecilia Weaver, Director of LX Arts, lay out the life cycle of an artwork: how works can move down the path from your studio through to galleries, collectors, auction houses, and finally to institutional collections. This masterclass demystifies the primary and secondary markets.
Chanler Rutherfurd has been involved in the sales of notable collections, including Pablo Picasso ceramics from the estate of Wagner Thielens; Grosvesnor School prints from the Jeffrey M. Kaplan Collection; and the estate of Mary Cross. Rutherfurd has overseen the growth of online-only sales of prints and multiples, and spearheaded the online-only sales of Picasso ceramics in New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction in art history from the University of Virginia, where she worked at the Fralin Museum of Art.
Rutherfurd has successfully completed the coursework and examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Cecilia Weaver is the director of LX, an art space that expands beyond the traditional gallery model. Previously senior manager of business development under Amy Cappellazzo at Sotheby’s and Art Agency Partners, Weaver brings to bear a deep understanding of the Post-War and Contemporary art market and specializes in tailored art advisory services, appraisals, and sales. A native New Yorker, Cecilia holds an MA with double honours in art history and management from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
- Courtesy of Chanler Rutherfurd
- Courtesy of Cecilia Weaver