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Barbara Strongin

Adjunct Faculty, Art Business, Los Angeles

Ms. Strongin is a 38-year veteran of the Global Fine Art Auction Industry where she held a number of executive level positions. Ms. Strongin served as Director of Administration and Lecturer for Sotheby’s Institute of Art-NY for ten years where she was responsible for handling all operational activities while also contributing as a faculty member for the Art Business graduate degree program.

Prior to that, she served as the Senior Vice President/Director of Operations for Christie’s Auction House over the course of twenty-six years where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations for Christie’s flagship NY auction site. As a member of their Senior Management Committee, she was able to help plan and prepare for the various art market cycles while managing the operations of the business. She is a Licensed Auctioneer in New York, and as a senior auctioneer for Christie’s, was tasked with auctioneering a multitude of sale categories including Contemporary and Post-War Art, Impressionist and Modern Art, Jewelry, Latin American Art and many other fine and decorative art sales. She also assisted the New York City Consumer Affairs Department in rewriting several regulations governing auctions.

Ms. Strongin currently serves as a freelance Auctioneer, Auctioneer Trainer and works with International Fine Art Auction Houses to train their auctioneers. She has lectured to various groups in New York, London, Los Angeles, Boston, Singapore and Hong Kong about the auction business. She has also lectured at NYU Stern School of Business and NY’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

Barbara Strongin
  • Speaking / Presentations

    Speaking / Presentations

    Cast member and Auction Consultant for the Broadway production of the play, Beneath the Gavel.
  • Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    Advisory Board Member of Portion, a digital auction house built with blockchain that allows holders of cryptocurrency to invest in art.

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