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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 22 2022

Dear readers,This Monday, too, Kobel's Kunstwoche appears fresh and lively with a plenitude of commented news on the art market.Unfortunately, we have to deal with a risk that millions of Europeans have only known about for decades from the news, because direct experience, depending on one's own age, goes back to one's great-great-great-grandparents - in other words, it no longer exists in the collective memory. ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 21 2022

Dear reader of Kobel's Art Weekafter 3 months of war, the intensity of the news ebbs away, while the Russian army continues to blithely destroy human lives and cultural sites on behalf of its junta. It is sad that there are Russians who, even outside the brainwashing zones, prefer to cling to the results rather than face the unpleasant truth. As a result, they make ... read more

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

Zilkens' News Blog 17 2022

Europe has been lucky once again - the majority of winegrowers from Bordeaux who voted for Le Pen were unable to help her to victory; Macron managed to be elected President of France for the second time with just under 59%. He staged his entrance to the victory speech with Beethoven's Ode to Joy and, after a Iamthe-president-of-all-Frenchmen-and-women-and-many-thank-you speech, had the Marseillaise sung to him ... read more