Tobias Meyer.

Former Sotheby’s Auctioneer to Advise Newhouse Family on Collection

The Newhouse family has appointed Tobias Meyer, a former Sotheby’s auctioneer and a private art advisor, to help make decisions regarding the collection amassed by media mogul Samuel Irving “Si” Newhouse Jr., who died earlier this month, Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times reports.

“Si Newhouse possessed an incredible eye, and with astuteness and passion assembled one of the greatest collections of twentieth-century art. He was my mentor and friend, and I am honored to now work with his family,” Meyer said in a statement.

The chairman emeritus of Condé Nast and co-owner of Advance Publications, which owned dozens of newspapers across the country, acquired pieces with his wife, Victoria, by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Mark Di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, and Lucian Freud.