Asher Edelman

Founder, ArtAssure LLC

Asher Edelman began his career on Wall Street in 1961. In 1969, he formed Mack, Bushnell and Edelman where he was CEO. Edelman’s Wall Street businesses included Investment Banking, Money Management, and Derivatives Trading. 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. After having relocated back to the USA, he created the company Edelman Arts Inc. in 2002, an art dealer in Impressionism through Post War art, which also represents contemporary artists including Christopher Winter, Cathy McClure, and Yasmine Chatila. Recently, Edelman founded ArtAssure LLC, an art finance company, which places art at auction, lends, purchases and guarantees the price of art at auction. The company commenced business in 2010 and Edelman acts as president.