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Christie’s Education announces the Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship in the US



-The recipient of the inaugural Christie’s Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship in the US

-Scholarship opportunity for a student applying to the 2020-2021 M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market program in New York

-Applications opening for the academic year 2020-21

Christie’s Education is delighted to announce that Asa Jarju will receive the inaugural Christie’s Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship in the US. Asa will study in the M.A. Art, Law and Business program in New York. Covering full tuition fees and a living expenses bursary for the academic year 2019/2020, this is the first year such a scholarship has been awarded, thanks to the generosity of financier Reginald Browne.

Asa graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cartooning. Inspired by Japanese manga and anime, as well as western themed comics, Asa seeks to merge the two styles for a unique style of storytelling, animation, and sequential art. Since his graduation, Asa has worked as a freelance illustrator, selling work at comic book conventions, and participating in discussions in regards to the placement and conceptualization of African American characters in comic books.

Asa Jarju commented: “I am deeply grateful and thankful for the opportunity to venture further into the art world through Christie’s Education. I hope to be able to show the importance of comic art as it relates to the art market and community as a whole.”

Reginald Browne mentioned: “I am pleased to partner with Christie’s Education to provide opportunities for diverse candidates to gain entry into the art business. The motivation behind this initiative is to expand scholarship in the study of the visual arts, which will in turn broaden the expertise within the industry.”

Jane Hay, International Managing Director of Christie’s Education, said: “This is a part of our commitment to expanding opportunities for students from all backgrounds, making learning and employment opportunities in the art world accessible to a more diverse range of candidates.”

Christie’s Education has now opened the applications for the academic year 2020-21 with the Christie’s Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship opportunity for a student applying to the M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market program in New York. 

Michael Findlay, Director of Acquavella Galleries and Member of the Board of Trustees of Christie’s Education New York, remarked: “Arts institutions, including museums, galleries and auction houses, cannot address the urgent need to increase the diversity of their staffs without trained candidates. The Christie’s Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship is a major step in the direction of encouraging talented students who otherwise might never consider the field.”

For more details about the programs and scholarships available, please visit Christie’s Education website. Christie’s Education continually support students through the Christie’s Education Trust, a registered charity founded in 1986 with the aim of supporting Christie’s Education students through scholarships, grants and other awards. Since its creation, the Trust has distributed over USD600,000 to more than 100 Christie’s Education students globally.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.


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