Nanne Dekking

Founder & CEO

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About Nanne

The art historian, Nanne Dekking, is the founder and CEO of Artory Inc., New York and Artory GmbH, Berlin with 25+ years of global expertise and influence in the art market. Artory is a world leader in physical artwork tokenization and the blockchain-secured registration of verified provenance information about artworks and collectibles. In his former position at Sotheby’s New York, Nanne was Vice Chairman and the Worldwide Head of Private Sales. His close relationships with collectors and museums in North America, Asia, and Europe were integral to the continued growth of private sales at Sotheby’s. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Nanne was Vice President of Wildenstein & Co. Nanne advised individuals, museums, and foundations on the formation and development of their collections.

From 1996-2001, Nanne was the founder and principal of Nanne Dekking Fine Arts, an art consultancy firm and gallery in New York. He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) through June 2020 and is a current advisory board member of the Responsible Art Market Initiative.

Nanne regularly gives his thoughts on the art market, blockchain, and tokenization for publications such as Bloomberg and The Financial Times.

Press featuring Nanne

Smart Contracts Are Artists’ Best Weapon in the Fight Against Flippers.

Here is everything you need to know to understand smart contracts—and how they can make the market more equitable.

Beyond Masterworks: Three Ways To Look At Partial-Share Investment Strategies.

When Dutch-born Nanne Dekking came to New York in 1996, he quickly realized he needed to be “nimble.” The humble portrait....