Thierry just celebrated his 20th year based in New York, his adoptive city. He started his career in advertising, ultimately running the New York office of Saatchi & Saatchi X, before joining ArtNet where he runs marketing, content and business intelligence.
He loves artists and chefs (depending on the hour!), and tries to make the most of the city, never forgetting how fortunate he is to have so many inspirational sources right on his doorstep.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
Hieronymous Bosch’s 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'. Well, the middle panel anyway. I think he was such a pioneering iconoclast, and his vision of the world is uniquely Belgian, moving and beautiful in its madness.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
My friend, the artist Yazmany Arboleda. His art is not only daring and groundbreaking, but it is also profoundly generous, as he is.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I’m going to Machu Picchu with my nephew this summer and I am so looking forward to discovering it with him. I want to crawl inside a pyramid again. And I want to try to write one day, even if just for myself.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
New York, of course, and I think that despite the current French soul-searching, Paris continues to have a very strong and distinctive perspective.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
I am relishing working at ArtNet and helping the art market to evolve and expand through our amazing online auctions (we held over 75 of those last year, selling artworks from a few thousand dollars to our top lot sold at $1.3 million), as well as with our news platform, which has quickly established itself as a defining voice on the global art market. You can check these out at www.artnet.com/auctions and at news.artnet.com.