President, Christie’s EMERI
Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll is President of Christie’s in Europe, Middle East, Russia and India. He joined Christie’s in 1998 working in London before moving to Germany to head the Stuttgart office. In 2004, he transferred to Zurich to become Managing Director before returning to London in 2011 as Managing Director, Continental Europe. He oversees all the regional offices in the region including those in the Middle East, Russia and India.
Dirk is Professor for Art Management at the University of Hamburg. He publishes regularly in various daily papers and international magazines. His book Art for Sale – a Candid View of the Art Market (HatjeCantz- 2011)combines his background in law and the art world, analysing the legal and economic background of the art market. In 2015, he published Auctioneers who made Art History (HatjeCantz) and in 2011Die Zürcher Kronenhalle: Ein gastliches Kunstwerkon the art collection of Zurich’s famous Kronenhalle restaurant.
Dirk was born in Kassel in 1970, and was influenced from an early age by Germany’s prestigious Documenta exhibitions that his home city has hosted every five years. He studied law and art management at the Universities of Göttingen and Freiburg im Breisgau.
Dirk is also a board member of the Swiss Friends of the Israel Museum, a member of the Advisory Board of University of Zürich and a board member of the Deusser Foundation, Zürich/Bad Zurzach.