See Christie’s Auctioneer Lydia Fenet’s Favorite Works From artnet Galleries

The auctioneer and author shares the works that top her current wishlist.

Lydia Fenet.

Auction house maven Lydia Fenet has taken the art market by storm. As the global head of strategic partnerships and the lead benefit auctioneer at Christie’s, Fenet is a familiar face to anyone who attends the auction house’s lively galas.

She effortlessly commands the room with the kind of easygoing, friendly confidence that few auctioneers can hope to achieve and now, with her new book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You, she is sharing the secrets to her success with a new generation of women.

We caught up with Fenet to find out which works of art from artnet Galleries currently top her own personal wishlist—and a few of her other favorite things.


Lydia’s Dream Artworks


I Can Feel You Everywhere
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin, I Can Feel You Everywhere. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.


Seven Stones
Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone, Seven Stones. Courtesy of Vogtle Contemporary.


Waterfall Blue
Pat Steir

Pat Steir, Waterfall Blue. Courtesy of F.L. Braswell Fine Art.


Mountain Stream
Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Mountain Stream. Courtesy of Galerie Frank Fluegel.


Prince, Untitled (from Cowboys & Girlfriends)
Richard Prince

Richard Prince,
Prince, Untitled (from Cowboys & Girlfriends)
. Courtesy of Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.


Red Horizon
Erik Bulatov

Erik Bulatov, Red Horizon. Courtesy of New York Academy of Art.

Lydia’s Favorite Things

New artist: Mallory Page

Party favor: Monogrammed Clé de Peau lipstick

Breakfast food: I have never been much of a breakfast eater—breakfast is usually a venti skim latte from Starbucks.

Way to celebrate a success: Dinner in the private room at Legacy Records with my closest friends

Way to spend a Sunday: Breakfast at the Standard Grill, kids day at the Whitney Museum followed by a walk on the High Line

Show to binge watch: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Item to take on a long flight: Lingua Franca cashmere travel set

Job she’s ever had: The one I have right now


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