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The New Face of Phillips Auction House | The Art Newspaper

The New Face of Phillips Auction House | The Art Newspaper

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News, Watches

Phillips auction house is on a mission to expand. Not only is its London team moving from Victoria to a 73,000 sq. ft luxury building on Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair... Continue reading »

Hart Davis Hart to Host Bordeaux Only Sale | The Drinks Business

Hart Davis Hart to Host Bordeaux Only Sale | The Drinks Business

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Chicago-based auction house, Hart Davis Hart, is to hold its first ever sale dedicated solely to Bordeaux later this month with ex-cellar consignments from three leading estates.... Continue reading »

The 350,000 Percent Rise of Christopher Wool's Masterpiece Painting | Businessweek

The 350,000 Percent Rise of Christopher Wool’s Masterpiece Painting | Businessweek

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Art dealer Christophe Van de Weghe strode into Christie’s auction house in New York with orders from a mystery client. His mission that night, Nov. 12, 2013, was to buy a... Continue reading »

2 Rare Sculptures Inspired by Goddesses to be Sold; Giacometti's 'Chariot' Could go for $100 Million USD | Times Colonist

2 Rare Sculptures Inspired by Goddesses to be Sold; Giacometti’s ‘Chariot’ Could go for $100 Million USD | Times Colonist

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Two rare sculptures inspired by goddesses are among the prized pieces to be sold at Sotheby's impressionist and modern art auction in New York.  The works by Alberto Giacometti... Continue reading »

Hall of Fame Racehorse Cigar Remembered for Class and Charisma After Death at Age 24 | Kentucky.com

Hall of Fame Racehorse Cigar Remembered for Class and Charisma After Death at Age 24 | Kentucky.com

Posted on October 9, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

The two-time Horse of the Year and racing Hall of Famer left the Thoroughbred community grieving after passing away at Lexington's Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital on Tuesday... Continue reading »

Sotheby's Wine Auction DRC "Superlot" Breaks all Previous Records | Snooth

Sotheby’s Wine Auction DRC “Superlot” Breaks all Previous Records | Snooth

Posted on October 8, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

A recent Sotheby’s wine auction in Hong Kong has broken all previous records for the most expensive lot of wine ever sold. With 114 bottles of Burgundy going for a whopping $1.6... Continue reading »

$17.7 Million Pink Diamond Sets New World Record | Artnet

$17.7 Million Pink Diamond Sets New World Record | Artnet

Posted on October 8, 2014 by Adam Ford in Gems, News

A pink diamond sold for a record-breaking $17.77 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on Tuesday.  The auctioneer said the Fancy Vivid 8.41-carat gem was the rarest and most... Continue reading »

Modernists Lead Yet Again at Sotheby's South Asian Art Auction; Tyeb Mehta Tops With £1.1 Million | Blouin Artinfo

Modernists Lead Yet Again at Sotheby’s South Asian Art Auction; Tyeb Mehta Tops With £1.1 Million | Blouin Artinfo

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

Tyeb Mehta, the modern Indian artist credited with triggering the art boom in the country with a record auction price achieved in 2002, has topped the charts yet again.  At the... Continue reading »

A Surprising Boom for Russian Art | New York Times

A Surprising Boom for Russian Art | New York Times

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

Despite the collapse of the Ruble and the international sanctions targeting some of Russia's wealthiest citizens, the market for Russian art is at its highest levels since 2008,... Continue reading »

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia up for Auction | The Guardian

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia up for Auction | The Guardian

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

Dante Gabriel Rossetti called his smouldering red-haired nude Venus Verticordia – Venus the heart turner – and she did just that, turning the critic John Ruskin away from his... Continue reading »

Equine Sales Company Slates 143 Lots for Upcoming Yearling and Mixed Sale | Paulick Report

Equine Sales Company Slates 143 Lots for Upcoming Yearling and Mixed Sale | Paulick Report

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

Equine Sales Company has announced that the catalogue for its Open Yearling and Mixed Sale is now online. A total of 143 head have been consigned to the auction in Opelousas,... Continue reading »

Is Scotch Whisky the New Liquid Gold | The Telegraph

Is Scotch Whisky the New Liquid Gold | The Telegraph

Posted on October 7, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Scotch is becoming an increasingly popular asset class, according to a new consultancy that has created an index to track the value of rare whisky. Is Scotch Whisky the New... 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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