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The Resource The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade, Simon de Pury, and William Stadiem

The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade, Simon de Pury, and William Stadiem

Label
The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade
Title
The auctioneer
Title remainder
adventures in the art trade
Statement of responsibility
Simon de Pury, and William Stadiem
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 381/.17092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
N8605.S92
LC item number
D43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade, Simon de Pury, and William Stadiem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Nude Portrait -- Going Contempo -- Artopolis -- L'Artiste -- The Apprentice -- London Calling -- My Role Model -- The Auction House Wars -- Simon de Monaco -- Our Man in Geneva -- A Royal Courtship -- Me and the Baron -- The Merry Wives of Heini; or, The Making of a Collector -- Foreign Industries -- If I Had a Hammer -- Teams of Rivals -- The Women -- My Oligarchs -- Courting Medicis -- The Cutting Edge
Control code
1653044
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250059789
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015048746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653044
  • (Sirsi) 1653044
  • (OCoLC)918994649
Label
The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade, Simon de Pury, and William Stadiem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Nude Portrait -- Going Contempo -- Artopolis -- L'Artiste -- The Apprentice -- London Calling -- My Role Model -- The Auction House Wars -- Simon de Monaco -- Our Man in Geneva -- A Royal Courtship -- Me and the Baron -- The Merry Wives of Heini; or, The Making of a Collector -- Foreign Industries -- If I Had a Hammer -- Teams of Rivals -- The Women -- My Oligarchs -- Courting Medicis -- The Cutting Edge
Control code
1653044
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250059789
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015048746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1653044
  • (Sirsi) 1653044
  • (OCoLC)918994649

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