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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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Eglė Ožalaitė, Fireflies in the burnt forest; free via
Eglė Ožalaitė, Fireflies in the burnt forest; free via

Kobel's Art Weekly 48 2022

There is a making of video of Banksy in Ukraine, reports dpa.Cologne's Priska Pasquer Gallery is holding a charity auction with works by Aljoscha on December 1 to benefit Help Ukraine.Susanne Schreiber reviews the Cologne exhibition "Worth Fighting For" with works from the Ukrainian Pinchuk Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in the ... read more

Art Cologne 2022; Photo Stefan Kobel
Art Cologne 2022; Photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 47 2022

Art Cologne, which Georg Imdahl visited for the FAZ, has positioned itself permanently in November again: "'Everyone is cautious - everyone', a gallery owner from the Rhineland emphasises categorically. At last year's Art Cologne, many colleagues were already satisfied, economically speaking, if they 'got off lightly'. This time, the caution of some local galleries has gone so far that they ... read more

Exhibition Worth Fighting For in Cologne
Exhibition Worth Fighting For in Cologne

Kobel's Art Weekly 46 2022

Banksy appears to have travelled to Ukraine himself and enhanced ruins there with his graffiti, reports dpa: "With several works, the anonymous street artist Banksy has immortalised himself in war-torn Ukraine. On his Instagram channel and website, Banksy posted a picture of a work on a destroyed house on Friday night. But other works in several Ukrainian cities are also ... read more

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Zilkens News Blog 48 2022

In 4 weeks, the year will be over - more than 9 months ago, the Russians invaded Ukraine and did not expect the people there to fight for their freedom - hence the title of the exhibition at Campus M in Cologne "Worth Fighting For", which underlines the independence of Ukrainian culture. Until 14 December, the exhibition is open daily (including Mondays) from 10:00 - ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 47 2022

More than 450 people came to the opening of the exhibition "Worth Fighting For" at Campus "M" in Oskar-Jäger-Strasse 97-99 in Cologne. Among them was the liberal veteran Gerhard Baum. The caterer was pleased - he didn't have to take back a bottle. The opening speeches by Berivan Aymaz, who represented the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, Claudia Roth, and State Secretary Türkeli-Dehnert were ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 46 2022

The time has come: this evening, the exhibition "Worth Fighting For" will open in a former car dealership at Oskar-Jäger-Strasse 97-99 in Cologne on 2,400 m². The Museum Ludwig in Cologne, for example, only has about 1,600 m² available for temporary exhibitions. The opening speech will be given by Berivan Aymaz, Vice-President of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, as the Minister of State Claudia ... read more

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