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 together with facilitating private transactions of Impressionist, Modern, Post War and Contemporary Art. De Pury de Pury conceive and curate exhibitions and are active in the branding of artistic, cultural and real estate projects as well as supporting and advising artists. In 2015, together with Arnaud Massenet, co-founder of Net-A-Porter, and Michaela de Pury, he founded de-Pury.com, an online platform for contemporary culture and auctions of contemporary art. In 2016, de Pury published The Auctioneer, his memoirs, that came out in U.S, U.K, Spanish and French editions. A Chinese edition is being released in 2017.