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Art Basel Miami - A Fatigued Market Soldiers On | Blouin Artinfo

Art Basel Miami – A Fatigued Market Soldiers On | Blouin Artinfo

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Despite what might be attributed to art market exhaustion after a stunning year of record breaking auction and art fair sales mixed with more recent headline grabbing news about... Continue reading »

Grace Cossington Smith's "The Window" sets new record | Daily Telegraph

Grace Cossington Smith’s “The Window” sets new record | Daily Telegraph

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

A Grace Cossington Smith painting sold for a record price for the artist at an art auction last week.  The Window was expected to fetch $350,000, but sold for $671,000... Continue reading »

World's Largest Collection Of Asian Art Up For Auction At Christie's | artlyst

World’s Largest Collection Of Asian Art Up For Auction At Christie’s | artlyst

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

The largest private collection of Asian art ever to come up at auction will go on sale at Christie's in March 2015. The auction's 2,000 lots were amassed by the late Robert... Continue reading »

Keeneland November Sale Closes With Record Equalling Median | Paulick Report

Keeneland November Sale Closes With Record Equalling Median | Paulick Report

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

Keeneland closed its November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s premier sale of its kind, on Friday with all indicators validating a revitalized Thoroughbred market: healthy... Continue reading »

The Top 10 Uber-Rich Art Collectors | Artnet

The Top 10 Uber-Rich Art Collectors | Artnet

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

The past two weeks of major fall auctions proved once again that there is no shortage of global hunger for blue chip masterpieces—be they classic Manet portraits, powerful... Continue reading »

Two Warhols Fetch $153 million to Lead Christie's Record-setting Art Auction | Reuters

Two Warhols Fetch $153 million to Lead Christie’s Record-setting Art Auction | Reuters

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Adam Ford in Art, News

Christie's held the biggest art auction in history on Wednesday, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple... Continue reading »

World's 'Most Complicated' Patek Philippe Gold Watch Sells for Record $24.4 million | CNN

World’s ‘Most Complicated’ Patek Philippe Gold Watch Sells for Record $24.4 million | CNN

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Watches

The Henry Graves Super complication timepiece, made by the luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, was sold at Sotheby's in Switzerland.... Continue reading »

Le Clos Dubai Launches Complete Collection of Penfolds Grange Wines | LUX Worldwide

Le Clos Dubai Launches Complete Collection of Penfolds Grange Wines | LUX Worldwide

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Now introducing a once in a lifetime collection of the finest wines to their selections, Le Clos is selling the most complete collection of Penfolds Grange wines in the world, one... Continue reading »

$14,000 Burgundies Help Prop Up Stagnant Fine Wine Market | Businessweek

$14,000 Burgundies Help Prop Up Stagnant Fine Wine Market | Businessweek

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Historic Burgundies at almost $14,000 a bottle and rare, more recent wines from Bordeaux’s Pomerol district have been in demand at auctions in London and Chicago, even as the... Continue reading »

Do You Have a Nose for Wine Futures? | Wall St Daily

Do You Have a Nose for Wine Futures? | Wall St Daily

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

Wine is one “commodity” that has consistently appreciated.  That’s quite a feat compared to the growing number of depressed commodity prices. Do You Have a Nose for Wine... Continue reading »

Tapit Filly Sells For Record Price at Keeneland | Bloodstock.com

Tapit Filly Sells For Record Price at Keeneland | Bloodstock.com

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Adam Ford in Horses, News

WITH a North American record $3 million filly foal by Tapit and a $3.9m Galileo mare setting the pace and stoking hot competition, the closing session of Keeneland's Book 1 of the... Continue reading »

Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns | Forbes

Where World Wine Collectors Find Their Unicorns | Forbes

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Adam Ford in News, Wine

At first glance, Michael Greenlee looks more like the eighth man for the Leicester Tigers rugby club than the Daddy Warbucks of wine that he really is.  At least here in Newport,... Continue reading »

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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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