Asher Edelman
Asher Edelman on Art and Economics

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Asher Edelman began studying and collecting art as early as the 1950’s. From 1962 – 1988 he enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street, during which time he also taught a controversial course at Columbia University School of Business entitled “Corporate Raiding: The Art of War.” In 1990 he moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where he founded the Musée d’Art Contemporain. While in Lausanne he curated retrospective exhibitions of artists including Pablo Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Roy Lichtenstein. Upon his return to New York in 1995 Edelman began dealing in art and in 2009 founded ArtAssure Ltd., his art finance company. He has served and serves on numerous Boards of dance, educational, music and visual arts institutions.