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Frank Hettig
Vice President, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Languages Spoken: Dutch
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Frank Hettig is Heritage Auction’s Vice President of Modern & Contemporary Art. In addition to more than 12 years of auction experience, Frank has a well-regarded reputation as a curator, critic and connoisseur of contemporary art.  

Trained as an art historian at the University of Amsterdam, Frank advised on exhibitions and museum catalogues and has lectured at a number of colleges and universities both in the US and overseas.  At both the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles (German Cultural Institute) and the Consulate General of the Netherlands, he conceptualized and coordinated a variety of international cultural events including lectures and symposia, guest artist exhibitions and performing arts programs.  As an independent art critic, he has written reviews and features in English, German and Dutch for publications such as Archis, Art/Text, Artforum, Bauwelt, Forum International, das Kunstwerk, Kunstforum and Metropolis, among others.  Frank has handled auctions of many private collections as well as corporate art collections including a Fortune 100 Company, the Estate of Dr. Edmund Pillsbury, among others.  He is also overseeing Heritage’s growth in Latin-American Art and Chinese Art.


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Leon Benrimon
Vice President, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Languages Spoken: French, Hebrew
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Leon, Heritage Auctions’ Vice President in Modern and Contemporary Art, has spent his entire life in the art business, with parents who both own art galleries, and three siblings, all of whom also currently work in the art world. Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon owned Benrimon Contemporary in New York, where he sold blue chip artworks on the secondary market in association with historical exhibitions, while dedicating himself to representing and supporting emerging, established and mid-career Contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums.  He received his Master’s Degree at Christie’s Education in New York and worked at family owned galleries on Fifth and Madison Avenues at David Benrimon Fine Art.  His specialty is working with new collectors and post-war artists – such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Prince, Basquiat, Longo, Kusama Haring, Murakami and Hirst, among others.


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Holly Sherratt
Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, San Francisco
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Holly Sherratt has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction industry for more than fifteen years. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections nationwide. She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for dozens of artists. She was also Head of Museum Programs at the world’s largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.  

Holly received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before transferring to graduate school. She is an active member of the San Francisco arts community. She served on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Extension at the SFMOMA and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco.


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Taylor Curry
Consignment Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, New York
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Having had the opportunity to live around the world in his youth, Taylor acquired a deep appreciation for art in its many forms. As that grew into a passion, he decided to pursue, and ultimately earn, an undergraduate degree in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While completing his studies, he trained with the renowned Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, where he developed a keen interest in the business-side of the art world. Looking to build on his gallery experience, he applied and was accepted to the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Art Business. Following graduation, he joined Heritage and has since enjoyed working across a number of fields in the auction business. In 2016, he joined Heritage’s Modern and Contemporary Art team and is currently Consignment Director in New York. Combining his love of contemporary art and knowledge of the auction business and looks to provide his clients with the highest possible level of service. Trust and transparency are the cornerstones of Taylor’s relationships and are at the forefront of every interaction. Taylor has also successfully completed the coursework and examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.  

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Desiree Pakravan
Consignment Director, Prints and Multiples, Beverly Hills
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Languages Spoken: Farsi, Hebrew
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From a young age, Desiree developed an intense passion and connection to art. After pursuing a dual degree in Art History and Architecture from the University of Southern California, she earned a Master's Degree in Post-War and Contemporary Art from Columbia University. Following her Master’s program, Desiree expanded her knowledge of the inner-workings of both the primary and secondary markets, gaining experience through various galleries, online auction companies and appraisal firms. In 2015 Desiree joined Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills, now working as Consignment Director in Prints & Multiples. Utilizing her love of Fine Art, extensive knowledge of the art market, and fluency in five foreign languages - Spanish, Italian, French, Hebrew and Farsi - Desiree caters to a variety of clients around the world. 

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Rebecca Van Norman
Consignment Director, Prints & Multiples
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Rebecca Van Norman joined Heritage in July 2017 after three years working in the print collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University. It was while working on her MA at Texas Tech that Rebecca seized her opportunity to work with art. Now, with over 7 years of in-depth knowledge and experience in Prints and Multiples, she is a respected specialist within her field. She continues to hold a broad interest in all aspects of fine art and the global art market.  

Starting as a cataloger for prints and multiples at Heritage, Rebecca is astute and ambitious. She worked her way up to Consignment Director of Prints and Multiples, after many years of work to build the now thriving Urban Art Department. She is also an accomplished auctioneer for many of Heritage’s record-breaking coin auctions. As a Consignment Director, her specialty is working with art dealers, art advisors, galleries, printing presses, and publishers of Fine Art.  

Rebecca has a dual Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from the University of Kentucky, and a Master’s in Art in Museum Studies, with an emphasis in Curatorial Research, from Texas Tech University.

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