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Author De Pury, Simon, author.

Title The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade / Simon de Pury ; with William Stadiem.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 DEPURY,S    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    92 DEPURY,S    Available
Edition First Edition.
Description x, 228 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Summary "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 and advisor 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 to art and this book will be his message"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject De Pury, Simon.
Auctioneers -- Switzerland -- Biography.
Art -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Art -- Economic aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Added Author Stadiem, William, author.
ISBN 9781250059789 (hardback)
125005978X (hardback)

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