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Kobel's 508th issue contains a lot of exciting things, but no article on the DC Open, which took place this weekend. The Düsseldorf and Cologne gallery owners are doing something together and somehow the reports in the press only come afterwards - or hidden in the local gazettes. In times of economic upheaval, it would have been fitting to report on the tirelessly working galleries.Journalism ... read more
For 507 weeks, Stefan Kobel has been compiling and commenting on the most important articles on the art market.One might think that London is the centre of art thieves. First the British Museum is relieved of about 1,000 works of art from its depots and then there are three people who stole a Ming vase worth about 2.5 million euros in Geneva and are now ... read more
It is now already 506 weeks that Kobel's Art Week appears every Monday with an annotated review of art market publications. For some time now, we have also been publishing this on Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook. With Facebook, however, we ask ourselves whether this really still makes sense. We don't use the services, which only require a few digits, no matter who owns them or ... read more
In the 505th issue of all, Stefan Kobel's half-year review of everything that is not an auction or art fair turned out to be particularly long - so we can keep our comments shorter... .This weekend, CADORO, the Centre for Art and Science in Mainz founded by Dorothea van der Koelen, celebrated its 20th birthday with a wonderful party. We offer our warmest congratulations.A maritime ... read more
In the 504th of them all, Stefan Kobel's half-year review goes into art fair reporting. From the fair in Singapore in January to the fair in Tokyo in July, everything that wants to be a big name is there.Meanwhile, the summer slump is being filled by journalists with survey data on the party landscape in Germany. Have you ever looked at the party programme of ... read more
Stefan Kobel reviews the coverage of the auction world in the 503rd of all. The fairs are next.A Propos Messe - Köln Messe has cancelled Exponatec for 2023, which would have taken place at the same time as Art Cologne. "The decision not to hold the fair in 2023 was made against the background of difficult economic conditions and too little potential, especially in the ... read more