Friends of MGA morning coffee | Paul Sumner 'The international art market'
14 June 2016
Join June's guest speaker Paul Sumner, CEO, Mossgreen
'The international art market'
Paul is a respected specialist in Australian Art, Chinese and Asian Arts and European Design, Antiques and Fine Art. He has over thirty years’ experience working in the art and antiques industry with international and Australian auction houses.
The son of art and antique dealers, Paul’s early years in the industry were spent in the United Kingdom where he began his career, taking his first auction at the age of seventeen. He emigrated to Australia in 1987 to commence work with Sydney auction house Rushton Fine Art and joined Christie’s Australia in 1990, becoming their Sydney Manager in 1992. He was then headhunted by Sotheby’s Australia, and at the age of 32, became their youngest ever Managing Director. Paul held this position until 2001 when he was appointed the Managing Director of Sotheby’s Olympia, London.
Paul returned to Australia in 2004 to establish Mossgreen, which at the time was the first auction house and gallery in the country. After nine years of growth Mossgreen merged with Leski Auctions in 2013 and acquired the former Armadale Picture Theatre in Melbourne where it is currently located. Mossgreen is now Australia’s largest multi-department auction house.
PLEASE NOTE - this month's morning coffee is on TUESDAY 14 JUNE.
10am morning coffee
10.45am talk begins
03 8544 0500
Friends of MGA $10 | $5 talk only
non-members $12 | $6 talk only