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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 »

Ink Master Shines as China Art Sales Slow | Barrons

Ink Master Shines as China Art Sales Slow | Barrons

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

China’s sluggish economy and a government crackdown on corruption helped to shave global auction sales for China’s top living artists once again last year.  But the 7% drop... Continue reading »

Big Art Fairs: Great for Business, but Bad for Art | Quartz

Big Art Fairs: Great for Business, but Bad for Art | Quartz

Posted on March 16, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

You were out of luck if you wanted to find a hotel room in Hong Kong this weekend. Art Basel Hong Kong opened on Friday the 13th, and a large chunk of the global art world... Continue reading »

Ai Weiwei sets record at London auction | Deutsche Welle

Ai Weiwei sets record at London auction | Deutsche Welle

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Twelve sculptures representing each of the animals of the Chinese zodiac have set a new sales record for art by Ai Weiwei. They reflect the dissident artist's interest in... Continue reading »

Global Art Market Reaches 51 Billion Euros in 2014 | Reuters

Global Art Market Reaches 51 Billion Euros in 2014 | Reuters

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

The global art market surpassed its pre-recession peak to reach 51 billion euros ($53.93 billion) in 2014, according to a report by the European Fine Art Foundation, with the... Continue reading »

The New Mercedes Driverless Car | Business Insider

The New Mercedes Driverless Car | Business Insider

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Adam Ford in Cars, News

Mercedes unveiled its futuristic, self-driving Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept Jan. 5 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The F 015 can be operated autonomously or... Continue reading »

Gerhard Richter Reveals Horror At His $30 Million Record Price For Top Living Artist | Artlyst

Gerhard Richter Reveals Horror At His $30 Million Record Price For Top Living Artist | Artlyst

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Artist Gerhard Richter, the world-famous German painter, has expressed his incredulity at the astronomical sums of money paid for his works, telling the German daily Die Zeit... Continue reading »

11 Carat Ekati Diamond Goes on Display at Royal Alberta Museum | Resourceclips

11 Carat Ekati Diamond Goes on Display at Royal Alberta Museum | Resourceclips

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Adam Ford in Gems, News

Canadian diamonds are distinguished more by value than size, but an 11-carat Northwest Territories rough stone now fills a gap in the Royal Alberta Museum mineral... 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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