Simon de Pury announces today his return to the auction market with the formation of a new business: 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, the venture will stage a series of single owner auctions over a new online platform, alongside expertly curated physical exhibitions in both London and New York. The venture’s first auction will be a major sale of approximately 400 selections from LAC (the Lambert Art Collection) to take place both in person in London and online, including tablet and mobile, on Monday 12th October 2015. The sale, to be prefigured by a physical exhibition to be staged by French designer Jacques Grange, marks Simon de Pury’s first commercial auction since leaving Phillips de Pury in 2012 and his first move into the digital sphere. Titled A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (the

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