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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 45 2023

You will read the 517th edition of Kobel's Art Week. But before that, this:The Journal des Arts has published a brief survey of the art insurance market in France. The constantly rising value of artworks should mean that more and more museums, dealers and collectors have to insure their works. From the outside, the French market appears competitive, as new ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 44 2023

In just 9 weeks, this for many very difficult year 2023 is already over and peace in the world seems more distant than ever, although the feast of peace - Christmas Eve - is in two months. Bloc formation is increasing and so is uncertainty about the world situation.100 years ago the first radio broadcast went on the air in Germany, in Switzerland even a ... read more

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