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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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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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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Protecting Works On Paper

With a growing popularity among emerging collectors, demand is increasing for works on paper, including photography. We see evidence of this in the growth and proliferation of public art fairs, such as the successful 8th edition of Papier in Montreal, the 35th edition of the AIPAD Photography Show and the inaugural Art On Paper fair earlier this year in New York City. Continue reading

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Art’s Delicate Journey

Transporting fine art is an art in itself. Understanding how to prepare the art for its journey, and trusting the capability of the vendors you work with, are prerequisites for the successful shipment of your favorite piece. Continue reading

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Appraising Fine Art

The art market has been anything but stable. From a collector’s perspective, that could mean a piece they purchased several years ago for six figures is now worth well in the millions. That bodes well for the art market, but creates a challenging insurance environment in which many collectors may be vastly underinsured. Continue reading

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When Masters Go Missing

It’s feared that several works by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet have gone from vibrant expressions of pigment to ashes. This recent investigation into the alleged burning of stolen artwork is a stark reminder that valuable collections, of all kinds, are constant targets of crime.

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