The Auctioneer by Simon de Pury audiobook

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade

By Simon de Pury  with William Stadiem
Read by Ralph Lister

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665150194

  • ISBN: 9781665150170

  • ISBN: 9781665150187

Runtime: 9.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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.

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Author

Author Bio: Simon de Pury

Author Bio: Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury is the former Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and the former owner and co-founder of Phillips de Pury. He co-hosted Bravo’s series “Work of Art,” and has written for numerous publications, including The Daily Beast. He is currently a London-based dealer and adviser to great collectors around the world.

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Author Bio: William Stadiem

Author Bio: William Stadiem

William Stadiem is the New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of many books, including Jet Set, Moneywood, Dear Senator, and Mr. S. He abandoned Wall Street for Sunset Boulevard, where he has since worked as a screenwriter, a columnist for Andy Warhol’s Interview, and the restaurant critic for Los Angeles. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English