Mark Russo, CEO of Treasure Investments Corporation, has earned his moniker “The King of Bronze” through the beautiful bronze sculpture castings he produces of famous and beautiful works of art. In addition to its wide collection of bronze sculptures, Treasure Investments is excited to reintegrate fine silver and fine gold into its list of casting metals.
Mark Russo is no stranger to working with pure metals; a few years back he attended the San Francisco Hard Asset Investment Conference where he sold 22 1000-oz pure silver castings of “The Powerful Exchange” by Lorenzo Ghiglieri. In the few years since Russo has sold over 100,000 ounces of silver pieces and is now looking to expand the pieces that will be cast. Treasure Investments will begin casting two pieces in fine silver and gold: “The Powerful Exchange,” and “American Patriot,” a sculpture of a bald eagle perched atop the first article of the Constitution. Treasure Investments also has plans to cast some of its newest pieces in silver and gold as well, including “Stage Coach Gold,” a beautiful rendering of an 1860s Wells Fargo stagecoach being pulled by six horses.
Treasure Investments sets itself apart from the pack by working to provide charity and fundraising events with limited-edition, high-end bronze sculptures. These sculptures cover subject matter ranging from wildlife to western to cultural to historical themes.
The master mold collection owned by Treasure Investments is truly a thing of marvel. It encompasses more than 700 original works of art from world-famous artists including Lorenzo and Laran Ghiglieri and contains numerous master molds, many of famous works, from the Vatican and the Villa Borghese, and even has molds from Michelangelo and Bernini. The collection has taken over 35 years to create and curate and has been independently appraised at over $900 million.
At its core, Treasure Investments Corporation has a strong emphasis on philanthropy. Their Charity Auction Program — conceptualized by Mark in 1998 — is one of the largest divisions of the business and works to provide fine art pieces to charities and nonprofits to be used for fundraising events or auctions. Treasure Investments’ first piece sold for $63,000 and their business model has helped to generate tens of millions of dollars for nonprofits across the country.
“Treasure Investments Corp is now positioned to be the premier provider of high-end bronze sculptures for nonprofit auctions throughout the United States,” says Mark Russo. “With more than 600,000 live charity auctions per year, and growing daily, the ability for Treasure Investments Corp to scale its auction model is beyond exciting for just one of its profit centers.”