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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 43 2023

In his 515th issue, Stefan Kobel reports on Paris+ - the shift of art markets from London to Paris and so much other stuff that I want to be a bit more brief.Karlheinz Schmid has made it true - with the 788th issue of Informationsdienst Kunst, publication has ceased. A real pity, because, even if some critics didn't like it, it was well researched and ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 42 2023

In London, Frieze has come to an end - In Munich, the Highlights opens on Tuesday for the VIPs and on Wednesday, even Jakob Schwerdtfeger moderates a discussion there between Alexander Wiebe and me on the topic: Art insurance - do you need it or can it go away? The entrance is free for everyone who visits the fair in the Munich Residence.After February 24, ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 41 2023

Today it's the 513th of them all - Stefan Kobel has a lot to report. The arc spans the globe.The same was true of the charity auction in aid of Desideria Care, which took place on 5 October at Sotheby's in Cologne and raised more than EUR 475,000 for a good cause. Now the post-sale has begun, where bids below the starting price are also ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 40 2023

12 weeks to go - and then the year is over. Kobel's 512th also appears today, although tomorrow is German (National) Unity Day. But obviously, unity is such a thing. Those who were brought up for 40 years with the idea that the National Socialists were a purely West German and capitalist invention and that in the only socialist state on German soil this darkest ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 39 2023

In his 511th issue, Stefan Kobel has once again spanned a wide arc in which news about the negative performance of NFTs stands out. The works of art that were initially hyped due to a lack of art criticism seem to be worthless to a large extent. The insurance industry has not had a solution for its particular risk situation (Wallet and Co.) so far ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 38 2023

In his 510th issue, Stefan Kobel has once again compiled a lot. More following on our blog.On Sunday, the Art Week and the fair "Positions" came to an end in Berlin. The prize for the best booth, awarded by an internal jury, was presented this year to Idolon Gallery from Taipei. The sponsor of the prize is Zilkens Fine Art Schweiz GmbH.European cultures are out ... read more