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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

another Mona Lisa
another Mona Lisa

Kobel's Art Weekly 49 2023

The fifth edition of the Berlin Amtsalon, which Christiane Meixner visited for the Tagesspiegel of 2 December, could be described as an alternative fair format: "And of course the representative stairwell, the long official corridors and halls are buzzing as in previous editions. Nevertheless, it is noticeable that there are fewer galleries this time. The ground floor, usually the visual prelude, has become a cloakroom. ... read more

Best wishes from Paris to Cologne and Basel; photo Stefan Kobel
Best wishes from Paris to Cologne and Basel; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 48 2023

With the FAB Paris, Paris finally has a brilliant art and antiques fair in the Grand Palais (Éphémère) again, which Bettina Wohlfarth visited for the FAZ: "After several years of gruelling competition, the two Parisian art and antiques fairs merged last year under the name Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale. The quarrelling association of French art dealers withdrew from ... read more

Art Cologne 2023; photo Stefan Kobel
Art Cologne 2023; photo Stefan Kobel

Kobel's Art Weekly 47 2023

At the beginning of his review of Art Cologne for the FAZ, Georg Imdahl is not sparing with his criticism: "When a fair like Art Cologne endeavours to raise its profile, but over the years tends to stagnate instead of making decisive progress, the industry likes to say that it simply "realistically reflects the German market". For its current 56th ... 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.
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Zilkens' News Blog

Dr. Stephan Zilkens

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

Zilkens' News Blog 49 2023

Just in time for the 1st Advent, the Cologne theatre staged a beautifully spoken production of Franz Kafka's "Trial" in which Josef K. does not know why it is being done to him. Another K. was told by the author of a catalogue raisonné of a no longer living artist that the work he had offered for expensive money at an auction would not be ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 48 2023

Kobels Kunstwoche has now been around for 10 years. We would like to thank our loyal readership and warmly congratulate Stefan Kobel for not allowing himself to be bent over the years, but for retaining his critical spirit and writing style. When we started putting the idea of critically commenting on the art market online in 2013, I had cuffs because I feared that customers ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 47 2023

One more week, then Stefan Kobel's art week will be 10 years old and four weeks later it will be Christmas. The news does not tell of peace, neither in Ukraine nor in the Gaza Strip or in other centres of conflict around the world. In many Western countries, the cultural and historical cement has suffered because the message that Christmas actually brings us is ... read more

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