Director, Sophie Coupland has over 25 years of experience in the sale and marketing of fine art.
The daughter of Webb’s founders Peter and Ann Webb, Sophie was mentored by Peter Webb throughout the 1990s. She held the position of director of art for 16 years and assisted with preparing the business for sale, which was achieved in 2014. She re-joined the business and re-established its position in the market in 2016. She achieved fine art in 2017 of $8.5 million and set the top four prices for the sale of art at auction in this country.
Her long-standing market-based knowledge, together with significant business and commercial achievements, positions her as one of New Zealand’s most experienced fine art professionals.
During her 23-year tenure at Webb’s, Sophie provided fine art consultation services to private and corporate clients, assisting with the assimilation of some of this country’s most significant art collections. She was commissioned to undertake numerous valuations for New Zealand's leading institutional collections including the holdings of Auckland Art Gallery and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Sophie has a broad knowledge of New Zealand art history with specialist expertise in modern and contemporary practice.