Curriculum Vitae

Overview

  • Working at Martin Lawrence Galleries in SOHO
  • Specializes in Modern 20th century master (Chagall, Picasso, Dali, Miro)
  • Specializes in Pop Art (Warhol, Haring, Lichtenstein, Basquiat)
  • Well-versed also in American and European artists from 19th-20th centuries
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We would like to introduce you to Dejan Simic, Auctionata expert in Graffiti Art, Pop Art and Modern Paintings.

Dejan Simic comes from a family of artists, art dealers and art gallery owners, so being involved with the art world was a natural decision. He has close to 17 years' of experience in the art business with the last 10 years specializing in Modern, Pop, and Graffiti Art.

After receiving his formal education in Europe and the US in the fields of medical and natural sciences, dance, art history and languages, he focused his studies on Art History. His professional career started within the family-owned business, at the Simic New Renaissance Galleries in California, where he gained substantial experience and knowledge about American and European artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 2003, he has been associated with Martin Lawrence, the largest national gallery in the US, and the publishing company Chalk and Vermilion, one of Warhol’s and Haring’s publishers in the 80s. He is a senior expert specializing in Modern 20th Century Masters (Chagall, Picasso, Dali, Miro) and in Pop Art (Warhol, Haring, Lichtenstein, Basquiat).

Dejan has advised numerous collectors around the globe on their high-end art acquisitions, built strong art portfolios for private collectors and assisted celebrities, financial executives and various global dignitaries in their investments in the art market.

He is most passionate about Warhol & Haring, particularly their collaboration. His favorite find is the concept of unique Trial Proofs (TPs). These are trials done by Warhol where he experimented with different color variations before choosing which one to make as an edition (multiples).

Dejan Simic lives and works in New York.