Fine Art

The Fine Art department at Clars specializes in a vast array of eras and mediums of the field. Working with art pieces by world renowned artists, it is our goal to achieve the highest records for our clients. The categories Clars’ handles include paintings, works on paper, prints, photography, and sculpture. 


Painting Highlights

John Lavery (Irish, 1856-1941), "The Lady in Black and Green (Mrs. Dudley Ward)," 1920, oil on canvas, Sales result: $135,300

CEO / President / Director of Fine Art

Rick Unruh

Rick Unruh has been CEO and President of Clars since 2019. Since joining the company in 2010, he was previously Director of Fine Art up until 2019. Under his leadership, Clars’ Fine Art Department has had numerous world auction records, as well as eight (8) consecutive record years of sales growth in fine art.

Senior Specialist, Fine Art

Alexa Malvino

Alexa Malvino has been with the company since 2014. Ms. Malvino received her Master’s in Art History from San Francisco State University, with a focus on printmaking, along with her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture from University California, Santa Cruz. Today, she manages the print multiples, photography, and contemporary art sales at Clars. Alexa is also one of the auctioneers at the gallery.

Senior Fine Arts Specialist

Erin Cabral

Erin Cabral is a Senior Specialist in the Fine Art Department at Clars. She has worked in the auction industry for over a decade beginning her career at Bonhams in San Francisco where she was a cataloguer then specialist in the California and Western Paintings and Sculpture department. Prior to joining Clars, Erin was the Fine Art Specialist at Fine Estate Inc. She has also worked in fine art galleries, most recently at Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of California, Davis.