Andrew J. Hall, the former Citigroup Inc. oil trader whose pay package of about $100 million ensnared him in the fight over compensation at bailed- out banks in 2009, is selling handmade lavender soap and grass- fed Angus beef from a farm in Reading, Vermont.
Two years after opening a Paris branch, Gagosian, the world’s biggest commercial gallery network, this week inaugurates a big space in Le Bourget -- on the grounds of a Paris airport where private jets land.
Billionaire Reinhold Wuerth, who has collected art for more than 40 years, last year spent about $70 million for a Holbein painting of the Madonna. It was the highest price ever paid for an artwork in Germany.
The lethal-looking jet fighter, almost 15 feet long and welded together from thick sheets of lead, is too big to be a toy. With its corroded surfaces marked by drips and dings, it looks like an archaeological find from a long-ago battlefield.