In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Simon de Pury, a London-based art dealer and adviser, author of the new book The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade and both the former Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and the former owner and co-founder of Phillips de Pury. First, Simon tells us about his new book and what inspired him to write it at this time. Then, he reflects on the time just before he left Sotheby’s and what prompted him to leave to ultimately establish Phillips de Pury. Also, Simon reveals some of the advantages of Phillips de Pury being a smaller auction house in relation to Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Further, he gives his impressions on the development of the online art market and where he sees it heading in the future. Lastly, Simon identifies some exciting contemporary art scenes across the world, shares what he believes to be the mood of the contemporary art market at this moment and offers important advice to emerging art collectors.