Todd Hignite has extensive experience working in the gallery and auction worlds, specializing in contemporary art, original comic art, and illustration art. Todd holds a Master's Degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, worked for a number of years at Pace Gallery, New York, and has curated many commercial gallery and museum exhibitions, notably the retrospective R. Crumb's Underground, which originated at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and toured the US, including the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He has also written on contemporary art for numerous publications, and is author of the books The Art of Jaime Hernandez/The Secrets of Life and Death (Abrams, 2010) and In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists (Yale University Press, 2006).
Todd joined Heritage Auctions in 2008 and was promoted to a Vice President in 2011. Since coming to Heritage, he has managed a number of the most significant art consignments to be brought to auction.