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Background Information

Employment History

Contemporary Art

Sotheby's

President

Christie

Education

English Literature

Oxford University

Web References (196 Total References)


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Jussi Pylkkanen President of Europe and the Middle East, Christie's

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Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Europe and the Middle East, Christie's
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Jussi Pylkkanen, President of Europe and the Middle East, Christie's


IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART | Fine Art Prints | Sale Departments | Christie's

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Jussi Pylkkänen

President, Europe jpylkkanen@christies.com Tel:+44 (0)20 7389 2836
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Jussi Pylkkänen
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Jussi studied English Literature at Oxford University where he graduated in 1984, before beginning his Christie's career as a junior specialist in the Old Master and Modern Print Department in 1986. Early in his career Jussi, Finnish by birth, was asked to travel broadly on the continent for a team which enjoyed considerable success. As a result of this he was soon asked to join the Impressionist and Modern Art Department as an Associate Director. After 5 years in the team he was appointed head of the Impressionist Department, a position which he held for a decade between 1995 and 2005. During this ten year period the department grew substantially, began to execute private sales and create powerful themed sales such as the sale of German and Austrian Art which outsold all other Impressionist sales in Europe in 1997. Mr Pylkkänen continues to be a senior valuer for the International Impressionist department.
Jussi's particular passion is auctioneering and he has presided over major sales for Christie's and countless global charities.
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Jussi has conducted Evening sales for over 15 years and has helped break countless world records with a variety of departments. In June 2010 he oversaw the most expensive sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in Europe which broke the elusive £150,000,000 barrier.
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Between January and July of 2013 Jussi became the first auctioneer in the world to sell works of art for over £1,000,000,000 in a six month period: these sales included the current record for any auction achieved by Christie's Post-War team in May 2013 at an extra-ordinary $638,000,000.
In February 2005 Jussi was appointed President of Christie's Europe having served as Deputy Chairman of Christie's UK since December 2000. His first year in this role saw the launch of several key expansion initiatives which have developed into significant areas of growth for the international art market: these include the opening of our Moscow offices which heralded the hosting of major exhibitions in Russia, as well as our major sales in Dubai which regularly convene great Middle Eastern collectors who have bid for some $300,000,000 of art since 2005. Last year also saw the launch of our Indian initiative: Christie's EMERI hosted our first auction in Mumbai in December.
In 2011 Mr Pylkkänen was appointed President and Chairman of Christie's EMERI.


IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART | Fine Art Prints | Sale Departments | Christie's

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Jussi Pylkkänen is President and Chairman of Christie's Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India and previously was Chairman of Impressionist and Modern Art. A celebrated auctioneer, Jussi also has conducted countless high-profile sales in London and New York. Jussi was the auctioneer for the record breaking Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London in June 2010 which totaled £152.6 million, a record total for any various-owner auction held in Europe and the record breaking Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York in November 2012 which totaled $412.3 million (£259.7 million) becoming the most valuable global auction ever held in the category. Jussi has also been on the rostrum for 4 of the top 5 most valuable auctions held in London.
Individual highlights include Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto, 1903, a Blue Period masterpiece by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), which he sold for £34.8 million ($51.6 million) in June 2010 and Triptych 1974-77, by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) which he sold for £26.3 million ($51.7 million) in February 2008 - a world auction record for any Post-War and Contemporary artwork sold in Europe. Jussi also recently sold Andy Warhol's Statue of Liberty in 2012 for $43.7 million (£27.5 million) and Jeanne Hébuterne by Amedeo Modigliani which sold for £26,921,250 in February 2013.
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Jussi joined Christie's in 1986. He joined the Impressionist and Modern Department in 1990, which he ran as head of the department from 1995 to 1998. In 1998 he launched the newly formed Impressionist & Nineteenth Century Art Department, and was promoted to International Director for 19th & 20th Century Art. In December 2000, Jussi was appointed a Deputy Chairman of Christie's in the UK and in February 2005, he was promoted to President, Christie's Europe. Jussi was appointed Chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Department in Europe in August 2007 and in the summer of 2008 he was appointed to the Christie's International plc board.
Jussi is responsible for Christie's regional offices throughout Continental Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India and leads European business strategy and development. He has overseen the successful launch of Christie's operations in the Middle East and the ongoing growth of its business in Russia, two of the most significant areas of growth for the international art market.


Travel Science and Natural History Auction | Objects Collectibles Art Antique Scientific Instruments | Sale Departments | Christie's

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Jussi Pylkkänen

President, Christie's Europe Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art
Jussi Pylkkänen is President of Christie's Europe and Chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. Mr. Pylkkänen began his career at Christie's in 1986 as a Modern Print specialist, before joining the Impressionist & Modern Department in 1990, which he ran from 1995 to 2006. In December 2000, Mr. Pylkkänen was appointed Deputy Chairman of Christie's UK and in February 2005, he became President, Christie's Europe.


Native American Indian Art Auction | Paintings Antique Tribal Artifacts | Sale Departments | Christie's

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Jussi Pylkkänen

President, Christie's Europe Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art
Jussi Pylkkänen is President of Christie's Europe and Chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. Mr. Pylkkänen began his career at Christie's in 1986 as a Modern Print specialist, before joining the Impressionist & Modern Department in 1990, which he ran from 1995 to 2006. In December 2000, Mr. Pylkkänen was appointed Deputy Chairman of Christie's UK and in February 2005, he became President, Christie's Europe.

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