August Uribe. Photo: Sotheby’s

August Uribe Returns to Sotheby’s as Vice Chairman, Americas

Sotheby’s has announced that August Uribe has rejoined the auction house as vice chairman overseeing the Americas. Uribe previously worked with Sotheby’s Latin American and Impressionist and modern art departments for twenty-two years. In 2014, he left the auction house to join Phillips as its worldwide co-head of contemporary art.

“We are delighted to welcome Augie back to Sotheby’s,” Valentino D. Carlotti, Sotheby’s global head of business development, said. “His deep relationships and network across geographies will be critical assets for us in serving our clients.”

Uribe first began his career at Sotheby’s in 1991, when he joined as director of the Latin American art department. He held numerous leadership positions during his tenure at the auction house, including director of business development for Latin America, managing director of fine arts for Sotheby’s West Coast operations, head of the Impressionist and modern art day sales in New York, and senior specialist for the Impressionist and modern art evening sale.