Tough Sell

Joshua Holdeman '93 joined ChristieÕs New York as international director and head of the firmÕs New York photographs department and of ChristieÕs New York 20th-century decorative arts department. He serves in both a managerial and international business-getting role, with focus on pursuing high-value property and single-owner collections.

Shown here working the phones with clients at the two-day New York  auction of "Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection," at 20 Rockefeller Plaza.
The collection features an extensive range of work of Helmut Newton and various other acclaimed photographers whose images portray high fashion models and glamourous celebrities (many of Marilyn Monroe), along with other assorted images.
Also shown at a auction for Tiffany's antiquities.

Auctioneer at Tiffany event and for the first Constantiner sale is Philippe Garner, international head of the international photography department, and Andrea Fiuczynski, in the second sale. Also shown, collector Leon Constantiner (black glasses, bald head) and art handler William Gregory.

Joshua Holdeman ’93, international director of 20th-century art for Christie’s auction house, is all ears (and phones) as he talks to clients during bidding. Holdeman and his team oversaw the sale Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection, on Dec. 16–17, 2008, which achieved a record total — more than $7 million — for a single-owner Christie’s sale dedicated to photographs. See the photo essay by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen

Leave a Reply

This is a forum for sharing your thoughts about the preceding post with the public. If you have a question for the author, please email the Bates Communications Office at