Cultural Curious #2 – Stephen Lash, Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas shares his story and experiences
Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.
Lash who is Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s Americas, previously served as chairman for more than a decade. He joined Christie’s in 1976 and has been involved in many historic and record setting auctions. He is a trustee of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and New York Landmarks Conservancy, where he was chair for several years. He served on the board of the Preservation League of New York State and the co-chair of the Maritime Visiting Committee at the Peabody Essex Museum. Lash was the founder and first president of the Ocean Liner Museum, now part of the South Street Seaport. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He and his wife Wendy Lehman Lash live in New York and spend summers in nearby Stonington, CT.
Saturday, October 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in the StoneRidge Auditorium.