Simon de Pury to Launch New Online Auction Business

Simon de Pury, former Chairman of Phillips de Pury, is returning to the auction scene with the launch a new online auction platform, de Pury, in partnership with Mallett, the renowned international gallery business, and with backing from Klaus Hommels, one of the world’s most successful investors in Internet businesses.


De Pury will stage a series of single owner auctions alongside expertly curated physical exhibitions in both London and New York, with the first auction will be a major sale of approximately 400 selections from LAC (the Lambert Art Collection) comprising contemporary art and modern design works juxtaposed with antique fine furniture and objets d’art spanning the 18th and 19th centuries.

Titled “A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (the Lambert Art Collection),” the sale will take place on Monday 12th October 2015, both in person in London and online, following a physical exhibition of the sale to be staged by French designer Jacques Grange at Ely House at Mallett’s Dover Street headquarters.

Simon de Pury comments, “The Internet represents the most important challenge in the art market right now. Digital is the next frontier and this exciting venture will set a new standard. We have exactly the right mix of talents to bring to the market something fresh and different that is in tune with contemporary culture”