Head of Department, Modern and Contemporary Art
Lisa De Simone is Head of Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at Freeman's. Lisa joined Freeman's in 2022 following years in the secondary and primary Post-War and Contemporary art markets in London and New York.
Lisa earned a MA in the History of Art at University College London, and upon graduation joined Christie's (London), where she worked for ten years. Following Christie's, she was part of the team that launched artnet online's selling platform, introducing new collecting categories like Urban Art. Lisa then returned to London as Specialist of Contemporary Art at Phillips, where she launched several emerging artists onto the secondary market and organized selling exhibitions in New York and London.
In the primary market, Lisa was the Director of C24 Gallery in New York, where she organized many groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary art across mediums, collaborating with Philip Glass and Ali Kazma in anticipation of his representation of Turkey at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia. Most recently Lisa was the Senior Specialist of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams (New York), where she spearheaded the record sale of The Grace House mural by Keith Haring. Her passion is contemporary art with a strong emphasis on German Post-War, Pop Art, and contemporary art including photography.