Meet the Data-Obsessed Collector Tracking Whiskies Going for Millions on the Auction Block

There are three types of buyers for the world’s rarest Scotch whiskies: drinkers, collectors, and investors. Andy Simpson is all three. “Today’s collectors provide liquid for tomorrow’s drinkers,” says Simpson. What he means by that is there’s a symbiotic relationship between the three: if people drank all the Scotch made in the past, there would […]

Jeff Koons’ ‘Rabbit’ Could Break Artist’s $58.4 Million Auction Record

Christie’s may beat Jeff Koons‘ $58.4 million auction record this spring with its sale of works from the collection of publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse, including the artist’s iconic “Rabbit” sculpture, Art Net reports. “Si personified the rare combination of a great intuitive eye and great intellectual curiosity,” Tobias Meyer, adviser to the Newhouse family said […]

Brexit Is Turning Auction Houses and Art Collectors Into Currency Traders

With a parade of Monets, Picassos, and Basquiats heading to the auction block in London during the next two weeks, art collectors are keeping a keen eye on the daily drama over Brexit and currencies. Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are offering as much as 700 million pounds ($927 million) of Impressionist, modern, postwar, and contemporary […]