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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.

We offer to find the best insurance for your art - at no cost to you.

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

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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

Basel, photo Ste€an Kobel
Basel, photo Ste€an Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 24 2024

The good news first: the VAT in Germany rate will be reduced again to a uniform seven per cent, reports Ursula Scheer in the FAZ: ‘The Federal Cabinet has approved the draft for an annual tax law 2024 presented by the Ministry of Finance - and thus the reduced tax rate of seven per cent instead of the previous 19 ... read more

probably more visitors than London Gallery Weekend; photo Stefan Kobel
probably more visitors than London Gallery Weekend; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 23 2024

Christie's has actually fallen victim to data thieves. Zachary Small writes in the New York Times: ‘Hackers said that Christie's failed to pay a ransom when one was demanded. ‘We attempted to come to a reasonable resolution with them but they ceased communication midway through,’ the hackers wrote in their dark web post, which was ... read more

Max Liebermann bargain at Ebay
Max Liebermann bargain at Ebay

Kobel's Art Weekly 22 2024

Kira Kramer visited the Arco Lisboa with its 80 exhibitors for the FAZ: “The architecture of the narrow but 400 metre long Cordoaria Nacional requires the exhibitors to line up like pearls on a string. Two curated sections and a post-colonial focus set the tone at the fair. In addition to the strong presence of female artists, the high proportion ... read more

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Dr. Stephan Zilkens

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The Danube close to Ingolstadt on June 4th 2024
The Danube close to Ingolstadt on June 4th 2024

Zilkens‘ News Blog 24 2024

The sad news first: Ben Vautier took his own life last week, after his wife had died on the same day. Dietmar Werle, well known to the Cologne art market from the early days as a colleague and publisher of works by Michael Buthe, among others, has died at the age of almost 74. He was a co-signatory of a press release by Cologne gallery ... read more

Thai Shan Schierenberg; One Man , Two Masters; Courtesy Flowers Gallery, London
Thai Shan Schierenberg; One Man , Two Masters; Courtesy Flowers Gallery, London

Zilkens‘ News Blog 23 2024

‘Welt weit Wolfen’ is the name of a festival of many art forms in the East of Germany, whose main sponsor is the Bitterfeld-Wolfen chemical park. Wolfen was once the centre of German film and photo production. AGFA and ORWO had their origins here. Nowadays, the chemical park with its many companies is the main attraction, as an employer that is well aware of the ... read more

Goes for tolerance, respect and a colorful world - even in Hamburg‘s miniature wonder land
Goes for tolerance, respect and a colorful world - even in Hamburg‘s miniature wonder land

Zilkens‘ News Blog 22 2024

Not long to go now - on the weekend before Art Basel, the European Parliament will be elected for the 10th time in Europe. In view of the growing threat from Russia and the imminent change in the world order, there is a lot at stake - but this is not reflected in the election campaign. Boring slogans that actually fit everywhere even without Europe ... read more

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