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Christopher Wise
Vice President

P: 212.338.4332
M: 646.248.0414

Christopher Wise has over fifteen years’ experience managing large and complex fine art operations. As Vice President, Mr. Wise is responsible for expanding DeWitt Stern’s practice with a broad spectrum of fine art clients including, private collections, galleries, museums, artists and estates and foundations. Prior to joining DeWitt Stern Mr. Wise was Executive Vice President at UOVO.  He played a key role on the leadership team launching a globally recognized fine art storage firm that developed over 500,000 SF of real estate, a specialized transportation company with a fleet of vehicles, nearly 100 employees, and the management of over $2B customer owned artwork.  Mr. Wise developed the risk management program for UOVO, including contracts, terms of service and the placement of insurance coverages.  Prior to UOVO, Mr. Wise was director and co-founder of SD Fine Art Storage, an owner and developer of fine art storage properties in New York City.  Mr. Wise is a frequent speaker at professional organizations and in the press, including American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Association of Registrars & Collection Specialists (ARCS), American Institute of Conservators (AIC), The Aspen Institute of Artist-Endowed Foundation Initiative (AEFI), The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.  He graduated with honors from Knox College with a dual degree in Studio Art and English Literature.