The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh has hired Chris Brickley as its senior picture specialist. Brickley, an expert in Scottish and Modern British art, the Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys, Joan Eardley and the Edinburgh School, has worked in the sector for 25 years in roles including as Bonhams’ head of its picture department in Scotland.
Giles Forster has left Christie’s where he worked since 2005 and joined Mayfair dealership Adrian Alan.
Forster was a director of decorative arts at Christie’s. He had joined the firm as an intern in valuations and worked his way up including leading Christie’s The Collector decorative arts auctions.
Alan said: “I am delighted to welcome Giles on board; he embodies a new generation of specialists and has done so much to identify new trends and develop the market, especially in previously overlooked areas within the rich vein that is 19th century art.”
Adrian Alan, founded in 1964, specialises in 19th century decorative arts. The dealership operates from 66-67 South Audley Street in London.
Jamie Anderson has joined Portland Gallery in St James’s as director.
He was previously at Waterhouse & Dodd in Mayfair for 23 years and was most recently head of its Modern British and UK Contemporary art departments. In his new role he is helping to drive the firm’s Modern British offering, handling estates and increasing secondary market dealing. He also works on the Contemporary side of the gallery.
Currently on at Portland Gallery is an exhibition of works from the estate of artist David Spiller. Titled David Spiller: Works from the 00s, it runs until February 28.