In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Simon de Pury, founder of de PURY, about the announcement of their new series of curated auctions in which artists receive the proceeds from the auction. First, Simon shares the concept behind this new auction series and how it came about. Then, he speculates why we are at a point now where artists are more inclined to embrace auctions after it being such a taboo arena for them for so many years. Also, Simon reflects on how long he has been contemplating artists’ exclusion from the auction process and how they can be more involved. After, he reveals what conversations were like with artists who wanted to participate and why some chose not to do so.