Curriculum Vitae


  • 12 years specialist in the 20th Century Design department with Sotheby’s New York
  • Director of the 20th Century Design department with Heritage Auctions
  • Founder of the premier international art advisory service Christina Japp Art and Design
  • USPAP certified appraiser
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We would like to introduce you to Christina Japp, Auctionata expert in Contemporary Art as well as Art and Design 20th C.

Christina Japp is an expert in 20th Century Art & Design with more than 20 years’ international experience.  Her passion for Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Post-War Design developed from an early age when she traveled extensively in Europe and particular to Paris. She was exposed to and intrigued by iconic German Design, especially Bauhaus, growing up in Hanover. 

Christina is a New York-based expert with extensive experience in all aspects of 20th Century Art & Design and Contemporary Art. She has worked or consulted with all the major auction houses and in particular with Sotheby’s New York, where she worked for 12 years as specialist in the 20th Century Design department. While there, she discovered a particular interest in the work of Rembrandt and Carlo Bugatti and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Most recently, she held the position of Director of 20th Century Design with Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

She has negotiated the sale of a number of important collections in the field of 20th Century Design as well as Contemporary Art, both in the sphere of international auctions and private sales.

Christina recently co–authored a book on Carlo, Ettore and Rembrandt Bugatti entitled “The Art of Bugatti.” For the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California, it is a glorious testament to French Design in the 20th century.  
 Christina Japp Art and Design is a premier international art advisory concentrating on private sales and appraisal services at the highest professional levels specializing in 20th Century Design and Contemporary Art.  With her deep knowledge, understanding and experience in the global art market, Christina advises private clients as well as corporate collections and museums.  Christina is a USPAP certified appraiser. She lectures on topics in 20th Century Art and Design internationally.

Christina Japp lives and works in New York.