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Brent Lewis

Details

Wright
New York
Heritage Auctions
Director of Design
Beverly Hills, CA
Toured In
16, 17
Phone
310-492-8665
Website

Brent Lewis is an art and design specialist based in Los Angeles and the director of design for Heritage Auctions, an international auction house based in Dallas.

He has spent over fifteen years in the auction business, working with both East and West Coast firms as a specialist and auctioneer. In this role at Heritage, Brent oversees the department of 20th Century and Contemporary Design, focusing on building Heritage’s market in mid-century and postwar design.

Prior to joining Heritage, Brent was the director of Wright auction house’s New York gallery, and was formerly a Vice President and Auctioneer at Christie's, New York. Previously he was the Gallery Director of Moss, New York and held roles at Freeman’s auction house in Philadelphia and Bonham’s in Los Angeles.

Brent has appeared on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and is a contributing editor of Cultured Magazine.  He has published widely on the subjects of art and design with recent subjects including Frank Gehry, Robert Wilson, Gaetano Pesce, Tom Sachs, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Los Carpinteros.

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