Alistair Clarke, former Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head of English & European Furniture for Sotheby’s, joined Voltz Clarke Gallery where he remains active in this field advising clients and maintaining an inventory of top quality pieces.
Before stepping down from over two decades in the auction world, Clarke oversaw Sotheby’s highly skilled team of European and English furniture experts in the New York, Paris, and London offices. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, he directed Christie’s furniture departments in London and Paris. Over the past 25 years, Clarke has played a key role in most of the greatest collections that have appeared at auction, including those of Hubert de Givenchy, Akram Ojjeh, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Alexander, Djahanguir Riahi, Lily and Edmond J. Safra, and Ariane Dandois. During this time, he was responsible for the two highest sale totals ever achieved for French furniture.
Alistair Clarke has a personal knowledge of most of the best public and private collections, and serves as a consultant to many of today’s top buyers.
Sarah Tortorich grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to New York City in 2017 to complete her Masters Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. Prior to receiving her Masters, Tortorich earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University in New Orleans. From there, she gained over four years of experience working in the art world at Arthur Roger Gallery. After completing her internship at Artspace in Manhattan, the move to Voltz Clarke Gallery was a natural fit. In her free time, Tortorich loves to explore the city, trying new restaurants and enjoying the ever-changing art scene.