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

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Kobel's Art Weekly 21 2024

In the run-up to the New York auction week, Ulrike Knöfel tries her hand at art market bashing in the very best BILD style in Der Spiegel, with Magnus Resch spreading banalities as insider knowledge as a key witness. The author does not make herself any more credible with the prediction: ‘This season, the work of read more

Christie's website down due to hackers' attack
Christie's website down due to hackers' attack

Kobel's Art Weekly 20 2024

This year, Tefaf New York starts as a latecomer to Frieze, which is likely to find its audience primarily among residents of the Upper East Side. Barbara Kutscher is delighted in the Handelsblatt: “It would be easy to forget the current uncertainty in the market. But as the recently published ‘Art Market Update’ by Bank ... read more

precarious existence: T.L. Busby, Painter's hall ca. 1826. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain
precarious existence: T.L. Busby, Painter's hall ca. 1826. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain

Kobel's Art Weekly 19 2024

Even in its current edition, the small Frieze New York hardly seems to excite anyone. Interestingly, both the big galleries with their usual sales reports and the usual media, which support the fairs' PR with reports of a “brisk start” and “buyoing sales”, are conspicuously reticent. Incidentally, Tefaf New York appears across the board in reports on satellite fairs, including Rachel Sherman's overview for the ... read more

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Venice Biennale - German Pavillion 2024
Venice Biennale - German Pavillion 2024

Zilkens' News Blog 21 2024

With only 4 weeks to go until the opening of Art Basel in Basel, the signals from the auctions in New York are cautious. Euphoria looks different. No wonder - the world has changed significantly since 24 February 2022. A war of aggression in Europe is the opposite of peace, which the German Rosa Luxemburg, aka Sarah Wagenknecht, is pretending to have the choice of ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 20 2024

Please don't be surprised - every now and then you have to deviate from the usual. Since the news blog has also appeared on Instagram, there are the same photos in alternating order. Despite the author's vanity, this bores the web ... . And boredom is the last thing we want to be accused of in these exciting times. So now, in addition to Stefan ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 19 2024

On the internatinal workers day, the masses gathered again in some places and the Thyssen works council was pleased to be able to embrace a veritable labour minister on the podium, who thanked them by raising his left arm, hoping to give his increasingly criticised party the salvation its name deserves. (attention word game - the Ministers' name is Heil) Demanding higher wages in times ... read more

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