Sarah Wendell Sherrill is co-founder of Lobus, a data and analytics company created for the art industry. She began her career at Christie’s, where she rose to be one of the youngest Vice Presidents at Christie’s, managing the New York Post-War & Contemporary Art department during a key period of growth for the global art market, surpassing $1bn in sales in May 2015 and oversaw a number of record-breaking sales for 20th and 21st century artists, such as Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Wool and Jeff Koons. After her time at Christie’s, Sarah returned to the west coast and served as President of Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Wendell Sherrill is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and Williams College.
What is your typical day like?
Right now, I split my time equally between New York and San Francisco and I try to keep a consistent routine in either place. My day starts early with team meetings. I read a lot which is an important part of my job. My nights more often than not are spent out so my husband and I love to try and carve out one night at home - scrambled eggs are our favorite.
Which parts of your day do you find the most fun?
I love the stillness of the morning. I love sitting with my coffee and mapping out the day ahead.
Which parts of your day do you find the most stressful?
I am stressed when I am running behind. I hate being late.
What does self-care mean to you?
Finding time and space to think - and write. I learn the most by writing. The airplane has typically been the place I do my best thinking - and I always bring The Qi's beautiful tea. I am trying to find another version of this that doesn't require flying across the country.
What is the most transformative book you have read?
Whichever book I am currently reading - I love non-fiction and reading inspiring stories about people I admire. Right now I am listening to Michelle Obama’s and reading Michael Ovitz’s autobiographies.
If you find out you only had a week left to live, how would you spend it?
I hope to live every week that way. With the ones I love.
What is one helpful/informative/cool/fun Instagram account you would recommend following?
Yo-Yo Ma's. I think his voice for culture at large right now is so important and so needed as a way to unite. I love the imagery on Duro Olowu's too.
What is The One Thing you do daily, to reconnect with yourself?
In California, you are surrounded by natural beauty. Getting outside is very restorative. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do on the weekend. Again, it sort of stills the mind.
Images provided by Sarah Wendell Sherill.