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Jim Harris, A Dutch Landscape, Diptychon, Oil on canvas, 2015
Jim Harris, A Dutch Landscape, Diptychon, Oil on canvas, 2015
Dr. Stephan Zilkens

We make sure that your art is safe everywhere.

A warm welcome to Zilkens Fine Art Insurance Broker GmbH, your specialised insurance broker who finds answers to your art-related insurance questions.

Insurance products are complex. Being well-insured is therefore no easy task. There are numerous types of art insurance on offer, but which is the right one for your project?

It is often the case that the quality of insurance policies does not become evident until a claim arises. That is why, together with our customers, we prepare an individual insurance concept that is adapted sensitively to the respective customer’s project and describe to you the features of some of our individual insurance products.

Two characteristics define our brand essence. One is our love of art and the other is our customers’ absolute satisfaction. Only the consonance of these two factors makes us successful. Learn more about us

Dr. phil. Stephan Zilkens

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Kobel's Art Weekly

Stefan Kobel

Annotated press review on the art market by Stefan Kobel, published weekly. Subscribe for free

The most unpretentious art fair entrance at artgenève; photo Stefan Kobel
The most unpretentious art fair entrance at artgenève; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 5 2023

The Brussels Brafa seems to have come through the pandemic well, according to Alexandra in the Tagesspiegel of 28 January: "After two cancellations, they lastly offered a replacement date in June at the new location of the Brussels Expo. A trial run that apparently fulfilled expectations. Because with the return to the old winter rhythm, the spacious rooms are once again being used. For the ... read more

How Midjourney's AI imagines a robot painting Andy Warhol.
How Midjourney's AI imagines a robot painting Andy Warhol.

Kobel's Art Weekly 4 2023

After NFTs, art generated by artificial intelligence, or AI for short, could be the next issue to set the art market abuzz. Stephan Scheuer explains the phenomenon in the Handelsblatt: "The question of intellectual property is easy to answer at first glance, said Sarah Polcz of Stanford University Law School. 'A work of art created solely by artificial intelligence is ... read more

Banksy's charity edition Agile; https://banksy.legacyofwarfoundation.com/
Banksy's charity edition Agile; https://banksy.legacyofwarfoundation.com/

Kobel's Art Weekly 3 2023

Nothing seems too shabby for some people: according to Ursula Scheer in the FAZ, Russian hackers have attacked the website of the charitable organisation Legacy of War, which wants to finance ambulances for Ukraine with the sale of Banksy prints.Collectors are no longer willing to take risks, Allan Schwartzmann complains on read more

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We ensure that your art is optimally insured. We always strive to provide our customers with the best possible advice, neutrally and with a high level of expertise.
We ensure that your art is optimally insured.

Zilkens' News Blog

Dr. Stephan Zilkens

Dr. Stephan Zilkens comments weekly on current events concerning art. Subscribe for free

Zilkens' News Blog 5 2023

We are also starting the new week on a personal note:To the critics who immediately locate the opponents of gendering with the AfD, I would like to point out the following:The fact that the attempt to defend language as a means of understanding in its diversity and historical context, without making use of the blossoms that are driven with it today by underscores or asterisks, ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 4 2023

On our own behalf: We are looking for employees for our company. On the one hand, we are looking for someone who combines insurance knowledge with an interest in art history and enjoys negotiating the right insurance solutions for clients in all lines of non-life insurance. On the other hand, we are looking for a trainee who wants to spend 12 hours a week gaining ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 3 2023

If Meiread McGuiness has her way, we will soon have 200,000 more unemployed in Germany alone. She wants to introduce a ban on commissions in the brokerage of insurance and financial services. The Irish EU Commissioner was appointed to the position of Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Capital Services by Ursula von der Leyen in 2020. Before that, she was a member of the European ... read more

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