Simon’s World . . . On Instagram
Check out what Simon de Pury's been looking at lately.
Take a peek into the life of auctioneer, collector, and artnet News columnist Simon de Pury. Via his Instagram, he will be sharing a bit of glamour and a bit of excitement with us—whether he’s trotting the globe or on the scene closer to home.
Wondering what kind of art Simon’s been viewing lately? Look no further, because he’s got it all carefully cataloged on his famous Instagram feed. Takashi Murakami’s madcap paintings and shiny, multimedia sculptures at Gagosian garnered three separate shots, each better than the next. A gorgeous silver Louise Bourgeois sculpture at Cheim & Read, an Urs Fischer painting at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, and a George Condo at Skarstedt also got the Instagram treatment.
de Pury also documented in detail his evening as a Birkin bag auctioneer for Project Perpetual, which you can read all about here. Suffice it to say, he was able to sell a Picasso-inspired Jeff Koons sculpture featuring two prominently-placed designer handbags for a cool $4 million to an unknown buyer.
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