The Initiators and Co-Founders of Art. Talking Business. are Dr. Pascal Decker and Sebastian Pflum. Both of them have been intimately familiar with the art market for many years.
is Managing Chairman of the Board of Directors at Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. He founded dtb rechtsanwälte, a boutique law firm designed for clients in the art sector, including corporations, foundations, non-for-profit organizations, galleries, collectors, artists and museums.
Pascal studied law in Berlin, Edinburgh and Boston, and completed his legal training in Berlin and Lyon. He holds a PhD from the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. He is a lecturer at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
started his career in 2011 at the Berlin office of Phillips de Pury & Company. From there he took the chance to become Personal Consultant to the Permanent Secretary for Cultural Affairs of the Federal State of Berlin for almost three years – where he among other things initiated, organised and orchestrated major events like the Berlin Art Week or “be Berlin be Diverse”.
In 2014, he changed position and became (internal) Consultant to the General Manager of Stiftung Oper Berlin (Berlin Opera Foundation). Since April 2017 he works for the cultural Foundation Stiftung Brandenburger Tor as Head of the Foundation Office and Head of Co-operations and Events. Besides this he is independent Consultant for cultural projects. Sebastian studied law and art history (B.A.) in Tübingen and completed his Master of Arts in art history at the Humboldt University of Berlin.