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Jim Harris, A Dutch Landscape, Diptychon, Oil on canvas, 2015
Jim Harris, A Dutch Landscape, Diptychon, Oil on canvas, 2015
Dr. Stephan Zilkens

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A warm welcome to Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH, your specialised insurance broker who finds answers to your art-related insurance questions.

Insurance products are complex. Being well-insured is therefore no easy task. There are numerous types of art insurance on offer, but which is the right one for your project?

It is often the case that the quality of insurance policies does not become evident until a claim arises. That is why, together with our customers, we prepare an individual insurance concept that is adapted sensitively to the respective customer’s project and describe to you the features of some of our individual insurance products.

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Stefan Kobel

Annotated press review on the art market by Stefan Kobel, published weekly. Subscribe for free

Isagus Toche, Olesia the Tchernobyl Bride, Performance in front of Art Basel; photo Stefan Kobel
Isagus Toche, Olesia the Tchernobyl Bride, Performance in front of Art Basel; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 25 2022

The art world's support for Ukraine is not only met with enthusiasm, Kabir Jhala and Tom Seymour found out in Basel for The Art Newspaper: "The wealth of initiatives in Basel providing support for Ukraine has proven that the art market can act in unselfish ways, and with speed. But others question why the art market's growing generosity is reserved ... read more

Isabelle Shipman, Kherson; frei via creativesforukraine.com
Isabelle Shipman, Kherson; frei via creativesforukraine.com

Kobel's Art Weekly 24 2022

"In this case, the art market hype really makes sense," says Werner Remm of Artmagazine: "Victor and Olena Pinchuk are auctioning Jeff Koons' sculpture Balloon Monkey for the benefit of Ukraine Aid.Vienna's Christine König Gallery will auction 22 works by Ukrainian artists on June 17 through the Dorotheum to benefit Ukraine: "The 'KIDS' SHELTER' project ... read more

Anastasia Kozyrieva, A look at the war; free via creativesforukraine.com
Anastasia Kozyrieva, A look at the war; free via creativesforukraine.com

Kobel's Art Weekly 23 2022

Serge Klimko informs about the Emergency Support Initiative of the Kiev Biennale in an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur.Until early Monday evening, the charity auction Editions for a Cause in favor of aid initiatives for Ukraine, which Artnet and the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) ... read more

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Zilkens' News Blog 25 2022

Stefan Kobel's Art Week is particularly detailed this time, so we'll make ours a little shorter:Germany and France have a massive problem on the right: in Germany, it is almost the entire East where the AfD, with its racist tendencies, is gaining high shares of the vote, and in France, it is no longer just the South where the Front National around Marine Le Pen ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 24 2022

Dear non-gendering and gendering readers (I'm curious to see what the English translation looks like),Three sad news first: Jacques de la Villeglé died at the age of 96. Alongside him, Raymond Hains and Mimmo Rotella took an aesthetically critical look at the billboards of the early modern period. Collage became décollage. On June 1st, Günther Freiherr von Salza und Lichtenau, former partner and managing director ... read more

Zilken's Newsblog 23 2022

Dear readers of Kobel's Kunstwoche,Monday was still a holiday in Germany - Whit Monday, in other words, the day on which one also commemorates the ability to communicate in several languages. Putin's soldiery had only one barbarically reduced vocabulary in store for Pentecost Sunday: missiles on Kyiv. Frightened Europe is currently trying its hand at multilingualism - wanting peace and yet professing its commitment to ... read more

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