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Acker Merrall & Condit Hails Return of US Wine Buyers | Decanter.com

Acker Merrall & Condit Hails Return of US Wine Buyers | Decanter.com

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

US-based consumers have continued their resurgence as wine auction buyers, accounting for 84% of lots sold at the latest Acker, Merrall & Condit sale.  Receipts for The... Continue reading »

Back to the Boom Times? Not Yet | Sydney Morning Herald

Back to the Boom Times? Not Yet | Sydney Morning Herald

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

The boom times in Aboriginal art started around the time of the 1988 Brisbane Expo, where artwork from the Papunya region was on display. Many saw this style of painting for the... Continue reading »

Art Law Rising | Barrons

Art Law Rising | Barrons

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

The fast-growing and unregulated art market, invaded by art-collecting novices, has already seen a proliferation of hand-holding art advisors. Now we are seeing a new art advisor... Continue reading »

Record Year for World's Most Expensive Living Female Artist | Forbes

Record Year for World’s Most Expensive Living Female Artist | Forbes

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Paintings by Yayoi Kusama, who holds the auction price record for any living female artist, also had a pretty good week. Two Yayoi Kusama paintings offered in London easily... Continue reading »

Premiere Napa Valley Auction Raises a Record $6 Million USD| Napa Valley Register

Premiere Napa Valley Auction Raises a Record $6 Million USD| Napa Valley Register

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

For the second year in a row, the Napa Valley Vintners’ Premiere Napa Valley futures wine auction broke a record, raising $6 million on Saturday afternoon.  The bidding was... Continue reading »

Christie’s to Auction Treasures From Robert Ellsworth’s Asian Art Collection | The National

Christie’s to Auction Treasures From Robert Ellsworth’s Asian Art Collection | The National

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

In 1977, a robbery took place at a Manhattan town house. Oriental jades and bronzes were among the estimated US$300,000 worth of art objects stolen from the collection of a... Continue reading »

Bordeaux Takes a Hit as Chinese Drinkers Look to Burgundy | South China Morning Post

Bordeaux Takes a Hit as Chinese Drinkers Look to Burgundy | South China Morning Post

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Last week Guillaume Deglise, CEO of wine trade show organiser Vinexpo, was in Hong Kong to announce plans for this year's event in Bordeaux, and also to share some facts and... Continue reading »

Top10 Living Chinese Artists at Auction | artnet

Top10 Living Chinese Artists at Auction | artnet

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

While the United States remains the largest market for the sale of fine art by value, the Chinese market has continued to hold its own at the number two position. Even with... Continue reading »

Major Names Highlight Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale | Antiques Trade Gazette

Major Names Highlight Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale | Antiques Trade Gazette

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

Christie’s evening sale post-war & Contemporary art in London posted a decent performance with some of the biggest names in the market headlining the auction.  Works by Cy... Continue reading »

Unexpected Top Price to Open Select Session of National Yearling Sales | Stuff.co.nz

Unexpected Top Price to Open Select Session of National Yearling Sales | Stuff.co.nz

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

Horse auctions are enthralling, if two people want the same horse anything can transpire.  That is exactly what happened at the opening of the Select Session of the National... Continue reading »

Sotheby's Old Masters Sale Estimated At $106 Million | Artlyst

Sotheby’s Old Masters Sale Estimated At $106 Million | Artlyst

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

Sotheby's Old Masters Sale on 28/29 January has an overall estimate of $73.9 to 106 million, or £48.6 million to £69.7 million for five Old Master sales, represents just a... Continue reading »

You Can Own a Banksy for Only $5,317 | Bloomberg

You Can Own a Banksy for Only $5,317 | Bloomberg

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

Banksy is known for his street art, but it’s his paintings, sculptures, and screenprints that have auction houses and art market speculators salivating. You Can Own a Banksy... 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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