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Gina Tomasello Director, Remix Auctions

Gina Tomasello joined Rago in early 2016, having begun her career at Alderfer Auction in Pennsylvania. There she ran the Specialty Auction division including quarterly Fine & Decorative Arts sales. She graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History. She facilitates the review and valuation of fine furniture, silver and decorative arts by Rago specialists Sebastian Clarke, Jad Attal and Jenny Pitman and oversees the acceptance of this property into the Remix auctions.

Jad Attal Specialist

Jad Attal is a specialist in 20th/21st C. Design. An architect by training, he chose instead to make design his life’s work. Buying and selling nationally, he acquired a connoisseur’s knowledge of the artists and craftsmen of Modern design and an entrepreneur’s acumen in the market. Invited to join Rago in 2008, he has been instrumental in the growth and success of his department, where he has brought scores of record-breaking lots to market.

Sebastian Clarke Specialist, English, American and Continental Furniture

Sebastian Clarke co-directs Trusts, Estates and Appraisal Services at Rago and serves a Specialist in Furnishings and Decorative Arts. He was born in Wales and hails from a family of art experts, including both his parents. Arriving in the U.S. in 1995, he worked as an apprentice restorer and art handler for Simon Parkes Art Conservation. He began his career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, served as a Specialist in the European Furniture department at Sotheby’s, as Director of the English and Continental furniture department at Freeman’s and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations department. Mr. Clarke is an auctioneer and an expert appraiser in multiple categories including Furniture, Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Metalwork and Silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.He is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and serves on its Membership Committee.

Jennifer Pitman Silver Specialist

Jennifer Pitman is Rago Arts and Auction’s senior account manager for Westchester and Connecticut. A 20-year auction veteran, Jennifer was Vice President and silver specialist at Christie’s in New York before joining Rago in 2016. Jennifer received her M.A. in Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center, her B.A in History from McGill University. She is a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America. Jennifer also writes a monthly column on the arts and antiques she encounters for WAG magazine.

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