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Sotheby’s Paris Plans Major Man Ray Sale | The Artnewspaper

Sotheby’s Paris Plans Major Man Ray Sale | The Artnewspaper

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Four hundred works by Man Ray are due to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Paris on 15 November. With 270 lots encompassing various media and spanning more than 50 years of the... Continue reading »

Who Are the Top 30 Chinese Artists at Auction? | Artnet

Who Are the Top 30 Chinese Artists at Auction? | Artnet

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Chinese modern and contemporary art still represents just a fraction of the massive $8.5 billion* global market for Chinese art and antiques. Nonetheless, it is a fast-growing and... Continue reading »

Business Side of Horse Racing Can be a Spectator Sport at September Sale | BizLex

Business Side of Horse Racing Can be a Spectator Sport at September Sale | BizLex

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

Looking for something to do ahead of Keeneland opening its fall racing season in October? Get your Thoroughbred fix with a trip to the upcoming Keeneland September yearling sale.... Continue reading »

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti "Superlot" a Hot Auction Attraction | Wine-Searcher

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti “Superlot” a Hot Auction Attraction | Wine-Searcher

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Collectors will be on their toes in the coming weeks, with an enviable selection of wines coming up for auction, including a "superlot" of 114 bottles of Romanée-Conti.  The DRC... Continue reading »

Christie's Brings Pop-Up Gallery of Auction Highlights to Silicon Valley | ArtfixDaily

Christie’s Brings Pop-Up Gallery of Auction Highlights to Silicon Valley | ArtfixDaily

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Tech titans in Silicon Valley will now be served up blue-chip artworks for sale nearer to their own doorsteps. New York is coming to the town of Los Altos, Calif., and bringing... Continue reading »

Australian artist Jeffrey Smart’s paintings make more than $3 million at recent auctions | The Advertiser

Australian artist Jeffrey Smart’s paintings make more than $3 million at recent auctions | The Advertiser

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

In just two days, more than $3 million in paintings by Jeffrey Smart have gone under the hammer at two major art auctions, achieving records for the significant... Continue reading »

Global Investment Bank Gathers One Of The Largest Art Collections In The World | Business Insider

Global Investment Bank Gathers One Of The Largest Art Collections In The World | Business Insider

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Wall Street has become one of art's biggest patrons, with the major corporate collections that some investment banks have gathered over the years.  J.P. Morgan, UBS, and Deutsche... Continue reading »

Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million | LA Times

Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million | LA Times

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week.  The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to... Continue reading »

Jessica Lloyd-Smith from Modern ArtBuyer talks art as an investment | BathChronicle

Jessica Lloyd-Smith from Modern ArtBuyer talks art as an investment | BathChronicle

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Nowadays, it seems that not a month goes by without an alarming headline about art hitting record prices at auction. Late last year, a triptych by Francis Bacon went under the... Continue reading »

The Saints Come Marching In To Long Beach Coin Expo | CoinWeek

The Saints Come Marching In To Long Beach Coin Expo | CoinWeek

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Collectibles, News, Precious Metals

The all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp &... Continue reading »

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38M to set auction record | USA Today

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38M to set auction record | USA Today

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

A red Ferrari set a record Thursday as the most expensive car ever sold auction.  The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, reportedly one of only 39 made, sold for $38,115,000... Continue reading »

Bonhams set to auction Agatha Christie’s family jewels | JewelleryFocus

Bonhams set to auction Agatha Christie’s family jewels | JewelleryFocus

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Adam Ford in Gems, News

Bonhams is set to auction off a collection of diamond jewellery once owned by crime author Agatha Christie.   The jewellery, which is set to go under the hammer at the... Continue reading »

Chronicles

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Meet the Wine Educator and Personality: Leslie Sbrocco

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest recently spoke with Leslie Sbrocco, one of the most entertaining and recognizable commentators in the North American wine community.  Leslie’s passion for the wine business has matured like a quality cabernet blend and her career to date has been both diverse and colorful.    A regular on NBC’s Today Show, Leslie is one of the Continue reading »

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Meet the Entrepreneurial Watch Connoisseur: Randy Brandoff

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Randy Brandoff, Founder of Eleven James, a membership business that is redefining the way that connoisseurs and enthusiasts explore and indulge their passions for high-end watches.  In its simplest form Eleven James provides an opportunity to “try before you buy”, however Randy is always thinking about what’s over the horizon for Continue reading »

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Meet the Classic Car Expert: Robert Minnick

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Adam Ford in Cars, Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Robert Minnick, Senior Managing Partner of Classic Auto Funds (CAF), an innovative platform offering a suite of investment, experience and information for classic car enthusiasts looking to indulge their collective senses in all things beautiful, fast, loud, shiny and rare.  Robert and his partners at CAF are offering “insider access” to Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Meet the Swiss Watchmaking Partnership: Morten Linde & Jorn Werdelin

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Jorn Werdelin and Morten Linde, the founders of Linde Werdelin, a brand of luxury sports timepieces and attachable precision digital instruments for the skiing and/or diving enthusiast. This partnership, forged as a childhood friendship in Denmark has endured over the decades to bring together their complimentary skills and experience. The result Continue reading »

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Meet the Dealer in Beautiful & Collectible Watches: Hamilton Powell

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Hamilton Powell – Founder and CEO of Crown & Caliber, a young and fresh approach to the timeless business of buying and selling beautiful and collectible watches.  Both Hamilton and his fast growing company are the epitome of the paradigm that Touchinvest is mapping and observing, across the various categories of Continue reading »

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Meet the Numismatist: Douglas Winter

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Doug Winter, founder of Doug Winter Numismatics and raregoldcoins.com about his passion for the rare coin business and the evolution of his business interests.  Doug has been involved in the coin business for over 40 years and has become one of the authorities in his chosen niche of US 18th & Continue reading »

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Meet the Swiss Watch Expert: Nathalie Veysset

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Adam Ford in Chronicles, Watches

Touchinvest recently spoke with Nathalie Veysset, Founder of Eadness – a startup focused on pairing connoisseurs of the world’s finest and most collectible watches with the independent watch brands that are differentiating themselves as the collectibles of the future.  “Eadness” describes the feeling of happiness derived from wealth and luxury and Nathalie is dedicated to Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d'Aramon

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Stanislas d’Aramon

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Adam Ford in Chronicles

Touchinvest recently spoke with Stanislas d’Aramon, co-owner of Chateau Figeac, about the upcoming launch of the wine fund he has co-founded (Fine Chateaux Collectors Fund), his life and his deep history in the Bordeaux wine culture.  It was a poetic conversation full of rarified experiences which he happily and generously shared.  Some highlights below. Touchinvest: Stanislas, you Continue reading »

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Meet the Art Advisor: Annelien Bruins

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Touch Invest in Art, Chronicles

Annelien Bruins is an art advisor, writer and global citizen currently working for Tang Investments, located in New York, Miami, London and Hong Kong. Tang Investments, where Annelien is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Art Advisor, provides clients with transactional advice (private sales, auction representation, sourcing and placing works, price discovery and due diligence) and Continue reading »

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Meet the Wine Connoisseur: Charles Curtis

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Touch Invest in Chronicles, Wine

Touchinvest met with Charles Curtis over a glass of white wine at Lexington Brass in New York City, in between his trips to Asia and Istanbul, to chat about wine, investing and the prestigious Master of Wine honor. Charles Curtis MW is the founder of a fine wine advisory serving private, trade and institutional clients Continue reading »

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