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Record $2.7 Billion Auctions Ignite Buying at New York Art Fairs | Bloomberg

Record $2.7 Billion Auctions Ignite Buying at New York Art Fairs | Bloomberg

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

As spring auction sales wrapped up in New York at a record $2.7 billion last week, a slew of art fairs shared in the frenzied buying.  Works at Frieze Art Fair went for as much... Continue reading »

Burgundy Shines Among $8.4m of sales at Sotheby's NYC Auction | Invezz

Burgundy Shines Among $8.4m of sales at Sotheby’s NYC Auction | Invezz

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Over the weekend, Sotheby’s of New York held one of its most successful wine auctions to date, The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting. Selling 96 percent of the lots, the... Continue reading »

Van Gogh work sells for $66 million at Sotheby's | The Independent

Van Gogh work sells for $66 million at Sotheby’s | The Independent

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

A van Gogh painting of an avenue of tombs lined by towering poplars in vibrant autumnal colours was the star of last night’s Sotheby’s spring auction which reaped a... Continue reading »

Renewed Push For US Artist Resale Royalty Rights | Artnet

Renewed Push For US Artist Resale Royalty Rights | Artnet

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Will the third time be the charm for artists' resale royalty rights in the US? Proponents of such legislation see reasons to be optimistic. Three Congressmen have resubmitted... Continue reading »

Legal Nightmare Over Hundred Million Dollar Rothko Shows Why Investing in Art Isn't For Everyone | Business Insider

Legal Nightmare Over Hundred Million Dollar Rothko Shows Why Investing in Art Isn’t For Everyone | Business Insider

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

What exactly is the fair price for something?  Normally, the price of something is the amount at which a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to sell. There are entire... Continue reading »

Sotheby's to Auction Big Ass Egg | Artnews

Sotheby’s to Auction Big Ass Egg | Artnews

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Sotheby’s sent out an e-mail blast this morning–headline: “The World’s Most Valuable Egg?”–announcing that it was selling an “extremely rare elephant bird egg,”... Continue reading »

Jayer Wines the Drawcard for Netscape Founder's Auction | Wine Searcher

Jayer Wines the Drawcard for Netscape Founder’s Auction | Wine Searcher

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Netscape founder James Clark is offering some of his extensive wine collection for auction, including an enviable selection of Jayer wines along with some of the best wines from... Continue reading »

Giacometti Bronze Set to Become the World's Most Expensive Sculpture at Auction | Artnet

Giacometti Bronze Set to Become the World’s Most Expensive Sculpture at Auction | Artnet

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Christie's New York is betting on a nearly six-foot-tall Alberto Giacometti sculpture to go for a price in the region of $130 million next month.  If achieved, that price would... Continue reading »

Van Gogh, Rothko Works Could Fetch Over $40M Each at Auction | ABC

Van Gogh, Rothko Works Could Fetch Over $40M Each at Auction | ABC

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

A late Vincent van Gogh landscape and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auction block next month. Van Gogh, Rothko... Continue reading »

Roumier Leads Sotheby’s Burgundy Auction With Richebourg | Bloomberg

Roumier Leads Sotheby’s Burgundy Auction With Richebourg | Bloomberg

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Wines from Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine Armand Rousseau and historic Richebourg vintages from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti are set to lead a Sotheby’s New York sale from... Continue reading »

Picasso's Seagrams Theatre Curtain Restored by NY Historical Society | Artlyst

Picasso’s Seagrams Theatre Curtain Restored by NY Historical Society | Artlyst

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

The New York Historical Society is to unveil Pablo Picasso's iconic painted theater curtain, commissioned for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Le Tricorne, in 1919. The... Continue reading »

$99 million car auction draws mixed results | CNBC

$99 million car auction draws mixed results | CNBC

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

The collectible car market showed further signs of slowing over the weekend as a mega-auction in Amelia Island, Florida, posted $99 million in sales but failed to sell the star... 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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