2017-07-13 / Business News

Julien’s Auctions taps Tim Luke for contemporary, street art divisions

FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF


LUKE LUKE A Hobe Sound man is about to become bi-coastal.

Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, has named industry veteran and auctioneer Tim Luke its executive director, contemporary and street art.

Mr. Luke will manage and maintain the international auction house’s development of the contemporary and street art global auction markets.

He also will manage Julien’s highly successful partnership with Artsy, the digital leader and top resource for buying, collecting and fine arts education.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at

Julien’s Auctions. To have the opportunity to expand the collecting genre of street art and contemporary art at auction from collections internationally is an exciting challenge,” said Mr. Luke, who hits the ground running with an Artsy online auction closing July 20.

Mr. Luke’s career in the auction world has spanned over two decades, most recently as president of TreasureQuest Group Inc. He has been a senior auctioneer at Julien’s for the past seven years and was an appraiser and on-air personality from 2004-2008 on the HGTV network program “Cash in the Attic,” on which he traveled the country appraising objects and at times auctioning items for clients during the show’s taping. He also appeared as a participating appraiser for the first nine seasons of “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS, in addition to “Oprah,” “Today” and “Strange Inheritance.”

From 1990 to 1996, he was director of collectibles and an auctioneer at Christies, the international fine arts auction house. A graduate of John Carroll University in Ohio with a BA in Communications, Mr. Luke resides in Hobe Sound and Los Angeles.

For more information on Julien’s Auctions, visit www.juliensauctions.com. ¦

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