Dirk Boll studied law and cultural management in Freiburg and Ludwigsburg and received his doctorate on the legal framework of the international art market. He joined Christie’s in 1998 in London in the 20th Century Art Department. Following positions in Germany and Switzerland he returned to London in 2011 to serve in various management functions, from Regional Managing Director to President of the Administration in EMEA. In 2022 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the 20th and 21st Century Art Cluster. Boll is also a lecturer at the University of Hamburg on the subject of Art Management. Since 2009 he published eight books on various aspects of the art markets, collecting or museum development (with Hatje Cantz/Berlin). His latest publication “Art and Its Market” (handbook in six volumes, December 2023) combines his background in law with his current professional area, analysing the legal and economical basis for and the distribution systems of the art market.