Art – Inside and Out – Protecting Outdoor Sculpture

Art is now more frequently being displayed and enjoyed both inside and outside of the home. If you invest in outdoor sculpture, developing a solid plan for protecting art that is constantly exposed to the elements should be a priority.

However, it can be challenging to find an ideal balance between the sculpture and outdoor conditions. Key items to consider include construction, materials of the object, location and maintenance of the space itself, professional installation, conservation and maintenance.
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Consigning Art? Answer Three Key Questions First

Spring is a busy season for the art fair scene. If you’re among the collectors making plans to consign art to a gallery exhibiting at a fair, you’re in good company. The global art market rose to $45 billion in … Continue reading

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Protecting On-The-Wall Assets: Fine Art

With $27 billion worth of art sold during 2015 in the U.S., it’s clear many Americans are increasingly turning to fine art for both personal and financial benefit. But regardless of whether collectors are making an investment or passion-based purchase, there are a number of risks to consider. Continue reading

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From Private Collector to Gallery Owner:
What to Know When Opening a Private Museum

Regardless of the reason—or combination of reasons—for opening a private museum, many overlook related property and casualty insurance risks. Unfortunately, if not addressed, these exposures could negate some of the associated financial benefits and lead to significant out-of-pocket costs.

If you’re thinking about opening your own private museum, here are three things to consider when getting started:
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Five Tips to Protect Art in Transit

Before buying that next Picasso, plan ahead to ensure that it will be properly packed, shipped, and insured. As the attention of the art world moves from the New York-based auctions in November to Art Basel Miami Beach in December, … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your First Art Fair

Part 2 in a series on attending art fairs. (View Part 1) Art fairs can be a great way for new collectors to learn more about art in a relaxed and fun environment. Once you’ve decided which art fair to … Continue reading

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New to Collecting Art? Finding the Right Art Fair

Part 1 in a series on attending art fairs. (View Part 2) If you love collecting art but are still navigating the learning curve, art fairs can be a great way to have fun and educate yourself. You can explore … Continue reading

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What the Next Generation of Art Collectors Should Know about Risk

How do you safeguard a self portrait made of frozen blood? Protect a canvas covered in bubblegum? Buy a six-figure work online? Today’s art collectors face challenges the previous generation probably never dreamed of. Contemporary and emerging art often feature … Continue reading

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Five People to Know When Building an Art Collection

The recent multimillion-dollar forgery settlement against the storied Knoedler & Co. gallery dramatically showcased the high stakes of art collecting, even in the most sophisticated of circles. Unfortunately, fakes and forgeries represent just one of many risks in the art … Continue reading

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Trends in Decorative Arts

Trends are fickle things, rising and falling like ocean waves. Today, in the world of decorative arts, the Asian art market continues to exert its influence. High-value Chinese and Japanese porcelain, contemporary furniture, ceramics, and clothing collections of Asian heritage … Continue reading

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