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Michaela de Pury
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Michaela de Pury

Company: de Pury de Pury
Title: Co-Founder
Location: London, United Kingdom
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture

Dr. Michaela de Pury is Co-Founder and Partner of 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. Additionally, they conceive and curate exhibitions and are active in the branding of artistic, cultural and real estate projects as well as supporting and advising emerging artists. In 2015, she co-founded de-Pury.com, an online auction platform.

Michaela was until 2012 Senior Director at Phillips de Pury & Company and before that Senior Partner. She joined the firm in 2001. She has been instrumental in securing major consignments and private transactions surrounding key works in all sales categories of Contemporary Art, Design and Photography. Her consignments include the Hoener Collection of German Expressionist Art in 2001, the FER Collection in 2004, the Princess Gloria Thurn and Taxis Collection in 2006 and the largest-ever single-owner collection of contemporary Russian art in February 2007.

Prior to joining Phillips de Pury, she was the CEO of Neumeister Auctions in New York; the leading Munich auction company that was founded by her father Rudolf Neumeister.

After having obtained her PHD from the University of Hamburg and having written her Doctoral thesis on Medieval and Renaissance Art, she was trained at Christie’s in their London department of Old Master Paintings, at Sotheby’s in their New York department of Modern and Impressionist Art and at Taijan in Paris.

Michaela is married to Simon de Pury. She is an auctioneer and avid collector.