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YPA: Private Tour of a Latin American Collector's Home 

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 10, 2014


Registration is now closed. The address of the location will be emailed to attendees.

This event is for Steering Committee members and select YPA members. 

Please join the Young Professionals of the Americas for a special cocktail reception with collector Isabella Hutchinson, president of Isabella Hutchinson Ltd, and her husband Diego Gradowczyk. Members will have the unique opportunity to tour the couple’s private collection in their home and speak with them about their experience in collecting Latin American art.

Isabella Hutchinson is an art consultant and dealer in Latin American art. Based in New York City, she founded Isabella Hutchinson Ltd in 2001 after having served as Vice President of Sotheby’s and as the company’s Director of the Latin American Art Department since 1996. Under her leadership, some of the dramatic innovations in the department include the 1997 sale of Constructivist Art from Latin America as well as the Surrealist Art from Latin America auction in 1999. In 2000, Hutchinson organized the sale of Frida Kahlo’s Autorretrato (1929), setting separate records for a painting by a female artist, for a Latin American painting, and for Frida Kahlo at the time. Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French, Hutchinson has a degree in Arts History from Tufts University and MA in History of Decorative Arts & Design from Parsons. Besides her professional work, she also serves on the board of the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York, as a member of ArtTable, and as a member of the Visual Arts Advisory Board of the Americas Society.

Diego Gradowczyk currently serves as Senior Managing Director at Marathon Asset Management. With more than two decades of emerging markets experience, he previously ran Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Trading Team for nine years where he was responsible for treasury and bank trading operations in New York City and London, as well as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and Israel. Prior to that, Gradowczyk was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Compass Group LLC, New York from 1997 through 2001. He also held various positions at Citibank in Argentina, London, and New York from 1989 through 1997. Gradowczyk graduated from Brandeis University in 1988 with a B.A. in Economics and Art History.

Image: Elevadores, 1928; Guttero, Alfredo (1882-1932); Oil; 61.5x70.8cm. Courtesy of Isabella Hutchinson.

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