Scott Reyburn is an independent London-based journalist who writes about the art world, artists and their markets. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times since 2014. That year, he exclusively revealed the $75-$80 million private sale of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi,” which prompted Russian buyer Dmitry Rybolovlev to sue his adviser Yves Bouvier. He was also reporting for The Times at Christie's, New York, when the painting later sold for a record $450.3 million in 2017.
Other major news stories for The New York Times include his coverage of Banksy's self-shredding painting, “Girl With a Balloon,” in 2018 and the 2021 sale of Beeple's "Everydays — The First 5000 Days" NFT for $69.3 million.
For the last two years, he has written the monthly lead comment column of the Art Market section in The Art Newspaper and, more recently, has been the co-writer of the publication's 'Reality Bites' page, devoted to ethical issues in the art world.