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The Man with the Golden Gavel

Documentary about Swiss aristocrat and art entrepreneur Simon de Pury, who has revitalised ancient auction house Phillips and turned the salesroom into a party venue.

The stuffy gloom of the auction world is pierced by one bright star - Swiss aristocrat and art entrepreneur Simon de Pury. He has revitalised ancient auction house Phillips and turned the salesroom into a party venue, attracting a hip crowd to sales of the hottest contemporary artworks so new they are called Wet Art. But then the biggest boom in art history turns to bust. Can the man they call the salesroom Mick Jagger find even more cutting edge art to keep his house afloat?

1 hour

Last on

Fri 5 Mar 2010 00:55

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Executive Producer Ian Denyer

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