Cândida Sodré

Phillips Names Cândida Sodré as Regional Director for Brazil

Philips has announced that Cândida Sodré was appointed the regional director in Brazil. She joins the auction house from Christie’s, where she served as director of its Rio de Janeiro office.

“We are delighted that Cândida is joining Phillips and helping us expand our reach in Brazil, which is increasingly becoming one of the most important cultural hubs of the world,” Edward Dolman, chairman and CEO, said. “Cândida has a deep knowledge of the Latin American art market and a great dedication to helping collectors navigate the art world. With her significant experience and passion for engaging with collectors, Cândida is a strategic addition to our team as we continue to increase our market share in Latin American art.”

Between 2009 and 2015, the Latin American Art department’s auction sales increased more than three hundred percent. In 2016, the department netted $15.7 million for a Diego Rivera work, Baile en Tehuantepec, 1928, in a private sale, which set the record for the highest price paid for a work of Latin American art. In the past year, the auction house added regional directors and specialists in Los Angeles, Seattle, Mexico City, Cologne, Tokyo, Seoul, and Taipei.