00631 May 2017| 33 Min

How to never be boring

Henry Wyndham, Senior auctioneer and chairman at Sotheby’s

For many years, Henry Wyndham was the senior auctioneer and chairman at Sotheby’s, the world renowned auction house. Known for his towering height and garrulous style, the auctioneer presided over some of the most significant bidding wars in art history. His £65 million sale of Giacometti’s “Walking Man” sculpture in 2010 was at the time the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.

Today, Henry talks to us about his failed first career as a door to door salesman, how auctioneering is all in the eyebrows, and how a shooting accident might just have changed his life for the better.