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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.

We offer to find the best insurance for your art - at no cost to you.

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

London Gallery Weekend; photo Stefan Kobel
London Gallery Weekend; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 23 2023

With over 120 participating galleries, the London Gallery Weekend markets itself as the largest event of its kind. In view of the abundance, the press dispenses almost entirely with coherent text and restricts itself to Best of lists, such as Tom Jeffries for Frieze, Kabir Jhala as well as Ben read more

Fits unfortunately to many topics at the moment; HINKU Mainostoimisto "Freedom of Speech", free via
Fits unfortunately to many topics at the moment; HINKU Mainostoimisto "Freedom of Speech", free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 22 2023

Arco Lisboa is emancipating itself from its Madrid mother with its own focal points, according to Nicole Scheyerer's report on the fair for the FAZ: "86 galleries are participating in the sixth edition, of which only 25 are from Portugal. For the past three years, ARCO Lisboa has focused on Africa, as Portugal's colonial history has maintained close ties with ... read more

Stable Diffusion, Prompt: Portrait of the singer Prince in the style of Andy Warhol
Stable Diffusion, Prompt: Portrait of the singer Prince in the style of Andy Warhol

Kobel's Art Weekly 21 2023

The rather sluggish course of the New York auction week summarises Barbara Kutscher in the Handelsblatt: "Bidders only grabbed important works fresh from the market and the very special. As Alex Rotter, Christie's head of the 20/21 department, stated on 11 May: "We are confronted with a more difficult market situation, economically, politically, in every respect". Low interest rates, which ... read more

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We ensure that your art is optimally insured. We always strive to provide our customers with the best possible advice, neutrally and with a high level of expertise.
We ensure that your art is optimally insured.

Zilkens' News Blog

Dr. Stephan Zilkens

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

Zilkens' News Blog 23 2023

The Insurance Monitor concluded last week with humour: "2023 is the first normal year after the pandemic. But many changes due to the epidemic remain. This applies to work in the home, the famous home office. By the way, our British colleagues are always surprised at the choice of words, for them the home office is the Home Office. By coincidence, there is a whole ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 22 2023

Wikipedia is far from being AI - but the platform is a source from which AI draws information. It is considered a good example of swarm intelligence because a wealth of authors share their knowledge. The control is exercised by people who check the texts against their own criteria and those set by Wikipedia and then let them be corrected or removed from the net. ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 21 2023

After the auction week in New York was a far cry from the results of the last two years, the famous in Germany and probably deeply rooted in the soul doomsayers come to the fore who get excited about the alleged paradigm shift in the art market and paint portents on the wall. Anyone who has observed the art market over the last few decades ... read more

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