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One of the art world's leading figures, Simon de Pury is renowned for his deep and long-standing knowledge of the global marketplace and his legendary auctioneering style. He generates excitement[…]

Koons’ “Pink Panther.”

Simon de Pury: I love arts of all periods. So for instance there is a portrait of the Renaissance artist .... A portrait of ..., which is one of the most beautiful portraits ever done. It’s a woman in profile. You fall madly in love with her when you see it. Or there is a painting by ...that is in the ...of a dog. It’s one of the most moving paintings I’ve ever seen. But in the more recent past, I love, for instance, the Pink Panther sculpture by Jeff Koons. It’s a phenomenal work of art. Yes, I mean in every period you have great art that excites you. Recorded on: 2/7/08