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Phillips de Pury hire Gérard Goodrow Cologne

Just as Daniel Hug fills the gap left by Gérard Goodrow as Director of Art Cologne, the latter has just been hired by auction house Phillips de Pury & Co (Bloomberg). Goodrow will take up the role of Business Development Director, based in a new office and showroom in Cologne.

Goodrow left Art Cologne, the oldest of the contemporary art fairs, on troubled ground – in the end he was undone by pressure from participating galleries and was unable to compete with the momentum of younger fairs in London, Miami and Basel.

The 43-year-old is an American who acquired German citizenship. Before Art Cologne, where he worked for almost five years, he was a director of contemporary art at Christies International in London.