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So now the 500th of them all - and very big thanks to Stefan Kobel, who week after week takes on the art market reportage with commentary and brings out the pearls. However, he also looks into the rotten oysters and warns against enjoying them. When we started our joint project 9 years and 30 weeks ago, I was initially afraid that a critical spirit ... read more
Today comes the 499th edition of all... In 2013, when the first one appeared, the AfD had just been founded as a party critical of the euro - a certain Mario Draghi started the flood of money with "whatever it takes" and as a result everyone who needed money was better off from day to day, because debt cost almost nothing anymore. The art market ... read more
Today the 498th of all is published, i.e. for 9 years and 30 weeks you have regularly received Kobel's annotated press review on the art market free of charge as a service of our house. We will celebrate the 500th issue in Cologne on 8 July at 6:30 pm with Stefan Kobel and a small circle of invited guests. We have reserved 2 seats for ... read more
Now this edition of Art Basel is over again - and we are looking forward to the continuation of the success stories from the first day, when not only a spider by Louise Bourgeois changed hands for 22.5 million EUR/CHF/USD but also one or two million-dollar deals were announced. Whether the beautiful Mark Rothko made it into new hands for 60 million is still unclear ... read more
Normally, tourism has its downsides for the country that is accordingly haunted for its attractiveness. The presence of museums does not lead to feelings of happiness in many a politician's brain, because good art is not to be had for free. Once again, Italy shows that there is another way: add a special tax to the entrance fee, which goes directly to Emiglia Romagna. This ... read more
The Insurance Monitor concluded last week with humour: "2023 is the first normal year after the pandemic. But many changes due to the epidemic remain. This applies to work in the home, the famous home office. By the way, our British colleagues are always surprised at the choice of words, for them the home office is the Home Office. By coincidence, there is a whole ... read more