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THE TEAM

Led by Gallery Director Tabitha Philpott-Kent the team has a wide range of experience and knowledge and welcome the opportunity to discuss all aspects of the art market and collecting.

Bernard Shapero
CEO
Bernard is an experienced international dealer in rare books and works on paper. He began dealing in rare books in 1979 from a stall in Gray’s Antique Market, moving to Holland Park in 1989 and Mayfair in 1996. He has specialist knowledge primarily in works of Natural History, Travel and Literature, but his years in the rare books sector and his enthusiasm for printed and illustrated books in general make him a formidable font of bibliographic knowledge.
+44 20 3693 2197
Tabitha Philpott-Kent
GALLERY DIRECTOR
Tabitha is the Gallery Director of Shapero Modern, our Modern & Contemporary Prints department. Since studying at Christie’s Education she has specialised in sourcing rare and important prints for Bloomsbury Auctions, Bonhams and Marlborough Fine Art. She regularly organises and curates events in our St George St. Gallery, as well as representing Shapero at both the TEFAF Maastricht & New York fall Fairs and Frieze Masters.
+44 (0)20 3693 2181
Costanza Sciascia
GALLERY MANAGER
Costanza joined the team at 32 Saint George Street in March 2019. After studying Art Management & Economics in her native Italy, she worked for a series of blue-chip galleries in London before working for one of the world’s major auction houses. As Gallery Manager, Costanza looks after both our modern & contemporary and our historical prints, as well as organising and promoting exhibitions and events in the Gallery.
+44 (0)20 3693 2175
Jeffrey Kerr
SALES DIRECTOR
Jeffrey began his career at Maggs Bros. in 1988 working in the Travel department for nearly 20 years, before moving on to become Managing Director of Heywood Hill in 2008. Subsequently he crossed over into the auction world as Client Strategy Director for Christie’s, working with a wide range of specialist departments across the globe. He joined the Shapero team in 2017 and continues his travels.
+44 (0)20 3693 2178
Oliver Bayliss
DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER
Oliver joined us in September 2018. His passion for prints and works on paper was ignited at a young age when he inherited his Grandfather’s print and book collection, and he has a particular love of Barbara Hepworth's 'sculptures born in the disguise of two dimensions'. Oliver works as Digital Content Manager for Shapero Rare Books, and also on Shapero Modern's Digital output alongside our Gallery Manager.
+44 (0)20 7493 0876