SIMON DE PURY in the art documentary film, The Price of Everything
SIMON DE PURY
Star auctioneer de Pury brings a swagger and exuberant charisma to the auction block. The Basel-born de Pury, who once aspired to be an artist himself, spent over two decades at Sotheby’s where he rose to Chairman of the Europe division, before leaving to form his own auction house in 1997, which later merged with Phillips. Following his exit in 2012, de Pury founded de Pury de Pury and has focused on advising collectors, curating exhibitions and discovering emerging talent. In addition, de Pury regularly moonlights as a charity auctioneer, raising millions of dollars for causes and cultural institutions.