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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 17 2023

Stefan Kobel reports on various art fairs that took place last week: Brussels, Milan and Dallas as well as the sustainability efforts of the Art Dealers Association of America. Sustainability is also increasingly becoming an issue in the sale of financial investments. The only problem is that some political currents in Europe think that climate neutrality can only be achieved by reducing CO² emissions and ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 16 2023

It was a nice business trip for French police officers and employees of the FBI, who went to the Michèle Vasarely Foundation in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico to secure over 100 works by Victor Vasarely. The fact that this involves nasty inheritance disputes between Michele Taburno-Vasarely, Victor's daughter-in-law, and Pierre Vasarely, his grandson, who is already much more French than his Hungarian-born grandfather, ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 15 2023

Today's news blog is only on Tuesday because we got through Easter reasonably peacefully. However, the world is getting more nervous when you look next to Ukraine towards China, where naval manoeuvres have just been held to simulate the invasion of Taiwan.Last November, we were able to open the exhibition "Worth fighting for" in Cologne because we had a lot of support, first and foremost ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 14 2023

Art doesn't get by without selfless enthusiasm, and it doesn't get off the ground in the long run. Michael Schultz and Kirstin Floss are about to realise a dream 30 km from Nice. Coaraze - ville fleurie- and easily accessible for mountain goats will become a place of pilgrimage for sculptures. A beautiful terrain in geologically challenging surroundings will provide the backdrop. We have already ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 13 2023

Stefan Kobel reports today on trade fairs in Asia and Europe. The world around continues to go crazy.Share prices are plummeting because it is becoming increasingly clear that the shares have nothing to do with the companies behind them - except that they exist. Valuable companies generate dividends for their owners - i.e. shareholders. Gamblers with a lot of capital don't care, because for them ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 12 2023

Last week brought nothing new in the East, Finland closer to Nato membership and the German Bundestag to a questionable downsizing reform. Instead of reducing the number of electoral constituencies in order to keep the value of direct mandates and proportional representation in a reasonable balance, a maximum number of parliamentary representatives has been written down and it is accepted that where democracy proves its ... read more