Asher B. Edelman
Asher Edelman, 1993, by Erling Mandelmann.
November 26, 1939
New York City
Investor, art collector
Asher Barry Edelman (born November 26, 1939) is an American financier.
Biography [ edit ]
Born to a
Jewish family, Edelman began his career on [1 ] Wall Street in 1961. In 1969 he formed Mack, Bushnell and Edelman where he was CEO. Edelman’s Wall Street businesses included [2 ] investment banking, money management, and derivatives trading. In 1988, he taught a course called "Corporate Raiding - The Art of War" at Columbia Business School, using as his textbook Sun Tzu's . The Art of War [3 ]
In 1988, he moved to
Switzerland and founded a contemporary art museum in Pully, near Lausanne. The FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain launched the first European retrospective exhibitions of Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, and Peter Halley. It also was the first venue for “Post Human” an exhibition co-curated by Chantal Prod’hom of the FAE and Jeffrey Deitch. [4 ]
In 2002, he created the company
Edelman Arts Inc, a dealer in Impressionism through Post War art, which also represents contemporary artists including Doug Argue, Yasmine Chatila, Cathy McClure and Christopher Winter. [5 ]
Edelman is the founder and president of
ArtAssure Ltd., an art finance firm founded in 2010, which places art at auction, lends, purchases and guarantees the price of art at auction. [6 ]
In 2014, he launched Artemus, an art leasing business. Artemus buys art from owners and then leases it back, typically for seven years. The other shareholders in Artemus are the Durst Corporation and Armory Merchant Holdings.
Edelman has served on many Boards of Trustees of art and educational institutions including past
Chairman of the Board of Brooklyn Academy of Music, Vice Chairman of American Ballet Theatre, Vice Chairman of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Chairman of the Karole Armitage Dance Group, board member of the Prix de Lausanne, Gotham Chamber Opera, and many others. He presently serves on the boards of The Studio School and Bard College.
See also [ edit ]
^ Silbiger, Steve The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People p. 79
^ "NYS Department of State Division of Corporations Entity Information" . Retrieved . 2010-10-12
^ Behar, Richard, Time Magazine, December 11, 1989, " ", Retrieved 2010-10-12.
^ "POST HUMAN - Flash Art" . Retrieved . 2010-10-12
^ Sandler, Linda, Bloomberg News, January 16, 2008, " ", Retrieved 2010-10-12.
^ "Asher Edelman Interview (video) - Bloomberg News" . Retrieved . 2010-10-12
^ Whyte, Alasdair, Private Art Investor, November 11, 2014, " ", Retrieved 2014-11-12.
External links [ edit ]
Official Asher Edelman Blog
Edelman Arts Gallery (requires Flash player)
Art Assure Ltd A.M.D | New York (2014-11-06)
. Economist. Art fit for a skyscraper PUBLISHED BY: Public Art Squad Project (2012-May/June)
.Revolt Magazine. Arts and Economics CNBC, The Strategy Session (2010-11-23),
(video). The Original Corporate Raider
. Huffingtonpost. A Basis for Agreement Henkel, Christiane (2010-06-28),
. NZZ (CH - English translation can be found Of Wars and Culture: How Corporate Raider Asher Edelman became an art dealer and financier here).
. nydailynews. New York's 1 World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art Yoon, Al (2010-05-18),
. ArtDaily. Art Comes of Age as an Investment for the Rich and Famous FOX Business News (2010-03-02),
(video). Top Five Artists to Invest In Crow, Kelly (2010-02-05),
. The Wall Street Journal. The Art World's Gordon Gekko Azimi, Roxana (2008-10-03),
. Le Journal des Arts, no. 288. Asher Edelman, galeriste et collectionneur Harris, Patty (October 2008),
. Whitehot Magazine. Asher Edelman Interview Douglas, Sarah (August 2008),
. Art + Auction. Asher Edelman Haden-Guest, Anthony (2007-05-26),
. Financial Times. More Than Just A Raider's Gallery