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Sotheby’s has opened a new permanent Monaco gallery and hired a new director.

The auction house opened a pop-up gallery last year and after strong sales it has decided to make it a permanent space.

The gallery at 20 Avenue de la Costa, Monte Carlo, will also house its Monaco office which is relocating there.

Mark Armstrong is to retire after 40 years at the helm of the business and Louise Gréther, previously at Artcurial, has joined as director of Sotheby’s Monaco. While at Artcurial, she opened its Monte Carlo office in July 2015. Since 2020, she has also been the president of Monaco Art Week.

Sotheby’s opened its first office in Monaco in 1967 and was the first international auction house to organise sales in the principality.

Freeman's of Philadelphia


Kate Della Monica, who has become Freeman’s senior specialist for jewellery and watches.

Philadelphia auction house Freeman’s has promoted Kate Della Monica as a senior specialist in the jewellery and watches department as well as a regional representative in Florida – its first in the region.

She joined Freeman’s in January 2018 as a department administrator and completed the graduate gemologist programme at the Gemological Institute of America. She worked previously as an assistant director of a Philadelphia art-dealing business.

Freeman’s regional representatives now cover New England, Washington DC, Midwest, Southeast, and now the Florida region.