Join us as we celebrate the Grand Reopening of The Westmoreland with a keynote address from Eric Widing, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Auction House, New York. Mr. Widing will share his perspective on the current trends in American art and discuss some of the exceptional pieces that have most recently sold at Christie’s.
As Deputy Chairman and former head of the American Paintings Department, Eric Widing has worked at Christie’s for over seventeen years. Prior to joining Christie’s, Mr. Widing worked as a dealer in American Art, first with the Spanierman Gallery in New York, and later as the director of the Richard York Gallery. Subsequently he established his own gallery, Widing & Peck Fine Art, on East 66th Street. During his tenure, Christie’s American Paintings Department became a market leader in the field, establishing new world records for artists in virtually every category of American Art. Among these records are the November 2013 sale of Edward Hopper’s East Wind over Weehawken for $40,485,000, the highest price ever achieved for a single work of art in an American Art Sale at Christie’s, along with the record-setting price for a work on paper by Hopper, $4,155,750, achieved by Kelly Jenness House. He is a graduate of Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the Karl E. Weston prize for his senior thesis in Art History.