World renowned auction house Sotheby’s recently announced that Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be joining the Sotheby’s team this September. Shiner’s role will be as a senior vice president for the private sale of 20th- and 21st-century art.
Despite moving on from his current position, which he has held since 2011, Shiner has no intention of taking a break from his Warhol enthusiasm, especially as he sees Warhol aas the “father of contemporary art.” “I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic fine art team at Sotheby’s,” said Shiner. “I look forward to bringing my commitment to innovation, and deep knowledge of the contemporary art world to bear in helping to place extraordinary works of art in the best public and private collections in the world. I hope to further promote the legacy of Andy Warhol, the father of contemporary art, in the market and beyond, while also creating new legacies for those that follow him. Warhol constantly blurred the lines between art and business in all that he did, and I trust that my own commitment to excellence in both spheres will serve me well in this new role.”