Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art market. He is renowned for his deep and longstanding knowledge of the global marketplace and for his legendary performance on the auction podium. At the beginning of 2013 Simon founded de Pury de Pury, a company specializing in building collections, consulting established collectors and institutions, as well as facilitating private transactions of impressionist, modern, post war and contemporary art. In 2015, together with Michaela de Pury and Arnaud Massenet, co-founder of Net-A-Porter, he founded de-Pury.com, an online platform for contemporary culture and auctions of contemporary art. In 2016 de Pury published his memoir The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade (2016), which was released in the US and UK, and has Spanish, French, and Chinese editions.