Art and terrorism seem to be worlds apart, however what most people perceive as heritage and culture – criminal organizations see as cold hard cash. Cash that is hard to trace and very easy to move undetected through any borders of any country.
First crucial point to understand is that when we are talking about art, we do not mean your local flea market ‘stuff’. Nor do we limit ourselves to just paintings. We are talking about high-end ‘movable cultural property’ consisting of art, antiques, and collectibles … very expensive art, antiques, and collectibles. Items that by far exceed a $100,000 dollars benchmark.
Second point to understand – there are lots of them, everywhere, in every country, city, and town. In fact there will never be a shortage of them. With the latest modern art hype the market literally became a factory. These modern creations are breaking multimillion dollar records at top auctions around the world.
PIGUET HISTORICAL AUCTION – Total Estimate: 3-4 Million CHF
The World Swiss Foundation – over 500 lots.
The Minkoff Collection – over 300 lots.
Rare oil painting by Ferdinand Hodler.
Bronze by Rembrandt Bugatti from Alain Delon’s collection.
Many exceptional historical treasures are listed at auction for the First Time!
20 – 21 September, 2022 | Geneva, Switzerland
GENEVA, 23 AUGUST 2022 – It’s official! By popular demand from its exhibitors, GemGenève is holding a second, exceptional edition again this year in Geneva. “We had initially planned to hold only one edition, in May 2022. Following calls from our exhibitors, we´ve decided to organize a second edition in autumn 2022 in Geneva, but this shouldn’t become standard practice in the future”, emphasizes Ronny Totah.
The 5th meeting of gemology and jewellery professionals and enthusiasts will therefore open its doors from Thursday, 3rd November to Sunday, 6th November in Palexpo, this time in Hall 6. It will coincide once again with the major autumnal auction sales of the Geneva Luxury Week.
PRESS RELEASE – Geneva, 4 June, 2022
PIGUET is pleased to organize a Great Auction of:
Fine jewellery in aid of supporting young designers
Botero, Degas, Giacometti, Picabia celebrating the female figure
The incredible Charles-Edouard Duflon collection reflecting his unusual character
First Ferrari Memorabilia sale
The Château Le Rosey library of rare books and much more!
“While supporting a growing family it is daunting to take the plunge from a safe, secure, and stable job, to the uncertainty of being a self-employed artist. I have sacrificed a career that I really enjoyed working as a mechanic. I left a very enjoyable position, working on a great variety of high-end cars with a good team in order to pursue my art career.”
Ben and Chloee Harvey are a young, successful couple living on the Central Coast of California. Years of training and experience as an Automotive Technician have given Ben the skill set and vision to create unique automotive furniture. With Chloee’s background in customer service and office management Ben’s Automotive Decor is a well oiled business machine. Here’s Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Ben.
With this article it is my desire to reach as many owners of legally acquired gold artifacts and through our example show that you don’t have to be in hiding anymore.
With proper documentation and safety measures you can let your treasure shine without fear of theft or confiscation.
This is what this article all about; inspiring legal owners, responsible investors and collectors of ancient aurum to step into the light.
The art market needs you, investors crave for you, the world heritage depends on you.
Currently, you can purchase Soviet gold jewelry for as low as $200-$600 per item (still within the young investors budget) or as high as $1000-$4000. This practice is something more art investors are doing now. These assets can double, triple, or quadruple in value in a very short window of time.