Just as William Goldman, the ultimate screenwriter, took us inside Hollywood, Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, will take us inside an even more secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer ...
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (May 3, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 209886
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I really enjoyed the book. What an eye opener Simon de Pury seems sincere and principled, although the mechanics of the buying and selling of artwork, and the vast sums made by the sellers seem very unfair to the artist who creates the work and sees ...
to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world onto art and this book will be his message.