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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

We make sure that your art is safe everywhere.

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.

Two characteristics define our brand essence. One is our love of art and the other is our customers’ absolute satisfaction. Only the consonance of these two factors makes us successful. Learn more about us

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Kobel's Art Weekly

Stefan Kobel

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

Simonas Šileika, Ukrainian Farmer Steals Russian Tank; free via creativesforukraine.com
Simonas Šileika, Ukrainian Farmer Steals Russian Tank; free via creativesforukraine.com

Kobel's Art Weekly 20 2022

"Emergency Money for Ukraine" is the name of a charity auction that the Cologne auction house Van Ham is holding in two parts as an online and live auction as part of its Modern Week from May 20 to June 2. A total of 40 lots will be offered. The usual buyer's premium will be due, but it will also be donated. The catalog for ... read more

Lesia Kaplan, Prymachenko (turned over in her grave); free via creativesforukraine.com
Lesia Kaplan, Prymachenko (turned over in her grave); free via creativesforukraine.com

Kobel's Art Weekly 19 2022

Here, too, help can be provided: UKRAINIAN ARCHIVES RESCUE - the Polish Pilecki Institute Berlin and the Belarusian diaspora association RAZAM in cooperation with the Alliance of Ukrainian Organizations, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Community e.V. and with the kind support of the Federal Archives call for donations for the rescue of Ukrainian archives and museum goods.The Lithuanian artist Emilija Škarnulytė ... read more

Edgaras Žukauskas "Misconception", free via creativesforukraine.com
Edgaras Žukauskas "Misconception", free via creativesforukraine.com

Kobel's Art Weekly 18 2022

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine launch an initiative to save and protect Ukrainian cultural sites under the title "Save Ukrainian Culture". Through a dedicated website, donations can be made in a variety of ways in traditional and cryptocurrencies.The official separation of Viennacontemporary from its previous Russian owner Dmitry Aksenov is reported by Olga Kronsteiner in the ... read more

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Dr. Stephan Zilkens comments weekly on current events concerning art. Subscribe for free

Zilkens' News Blog 20 2022

Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week,what is wrong with a country where Sunday newspapers are already printed on Friday nights and delivered on Saturday mornings with their weekday sister paper? Not very much, one would think. It doesn't make the analyses any better and rather prepares arguments that have something to do with resource conservation and thus herald the end of this form of publication. ... read more

Zilkens News Blog 19 2022

Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week and our newsblog,In the following you will read a longer art week in which Ukraine, New York, Vienna, Frankfurt, NFTs and the red tape are among the topics. TEFAF New York is coming to an end and NADA is opening. The art market is creeping up on its old travel habits. Hong Kong will also have an Art Basel ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 18 2022

Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week, yesterday was May Day and the working class' day of struggle was celebrated differently all over the world. In Germany, class struggle from the 19th century, decorated with fears of inflation and ideas of redistribution, is again on the table, and after the Popes, the trade unions in Russia are now also failing because there are so many Nazis ... read more

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