Artnet: Biennale of Sydney opens on March 16

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ūüź®¬†Biennale of Sydney 2018 Gives Sneak Peek of Participating Artists. From Ai Weiwei to Semiconductor, the 21st edition of the event will feature a wide range of artists. Artnet/Amah-Rose Abrams,¬†April Ai Weiwei, Haegue Yang, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Anya Gallaccio, and Oliver Beer are some of the artists who are participating in the¬†21st Biennale of Sydney, slated to¬†open to the public on March 16, 2018. Biennale curator Mami Kataoka has revealed a diverse preliminary list of¬†21 participating … Read More

Hubert Scheibl: first exhibition in Australia

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ūüé® Hubert Scheibl: ‚ÄöRiffs of Real Time‚Äė.¬†Hubert Scheibl’s first exhibition in Australia. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, is delighted to host Hubert Scheibl‚Äės first exhibition in Australia. Based in Vienna, Hubert Scheibl has exhibited internationally since the 1980s including the Venice and Sao Paolo Biennale. His work is held in major institutions such as the Albertina Collection (Austria), Centre Pompidou (France), and National Museum Beijing (China). With his distinctive style, Hubert Scheibl occupies a prominent position … Read More

Santa makes stunning interventions in famous paintings throughout the ages…

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ūü鮬†Santa proves he really IS a timeless classic: Father Christmas makes stunning interventions in famous paintings throughout the ages. Santa Classics is a series of images created by artist, photographer Ed Wheeler. He imagines Santa entering into the great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the originals. The painting:¬†Santa strikes the same pose held by Jesus in Caravaggio’s 1601 masterpiece The Supper At Emmaus. “Ed Wheeler steps into famous masterpieces for Santa Classics.” … Read More

Art Insurance is a matter of trust

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Mr. Barta interviewed by “profil”, Austrias leading¬†weekly news magazine. Nikolaus S. Barta founded art insurance-consulting-company Barta & Partner in 1996, filling a gap in the market. In Austria it is the only company exclusively specialised in art and private ownership. He has a network of specialists in areas such as storage, transport and restauration. “Insurance is a matter of trust” Nikolaus Barta, founder and chief executive of an art insurance company, on the value of … Read More

Artnet: Think Your Art Is Adequately Insured?

Think Your Art Is Adequately Insured?

Think Your Art Is Adequately Insured? Here Are a Few Insider Strategies to Help Minimize Your Risk Ronald D. Spencer/artnet.com/Spencer‚Äôs Art Law Journal This essay originally appeared in¬†Spencer‚Äôs Art Law Journal. The journal is published three times a year and aims to offer insight into pressing art-related legal issues for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. What you may not know about assessing loss or damage to art for an insurance claim. This essay addresses the valuation … Read More

5 Things every collector needs to know about Art Insurance

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‚Ė∂ÔłŹ¬†For many of us, amassing a robust collection of works by the artists we love is more a dream than a reality (though startups like Art Money are working to provide¬†interest-free loans¬†that should make buying art more manageable). ARTSY EDITORIAL BY ISAAC KAPLAN But for emerging collectors and seasoned vets alike, the actual purchase of a piece is only the beginning of what it means to actually¬†own¬†art. Though not flashy, art insurance is a crucial … Read More

Fine Art Insurance Policies Prove Worth During Disasters…

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ūüö©Fine Art Insurance Policies Prove Worth During Disasters Daniel Grant, Contributor/Arts Journalist/Huffpost The year started off badly for the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia, when a massive tornado ripped off a section of the roof and caused damage to approximately 1,500 items, many of which were sub-Saharan African art. The good news is that the museum building and its contents were fully insured, and every one of the objects is in the process of … Read More

Nikolaus Barta im Profil-Interview: Versicherung ist Vertrauenssache

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‚ÄěVersicherung ist Vertrauenssache‚Äú Nikolaus Barta, Gr√ľnder und Gesch√§ftsf√ľhrer eines Kunstversicherungsunternehmens, √ľber den Wert von Kunst,¬†warum eine individuelle Kunstversicherung sinnvoll ist und was Artnapping bedeutet. ¬©¬†profil vom 11. September 2017/Elisabeth Klokar ¬© Profil, s√§mtliche Nachdrucke/Vervielf√§ltigungen nur mit schriftlicher Genehmigung des Verlages.¬†www.profil.at

Nikolaus S. Barta in an interview with the New York Times

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By¬†SCOTT REYBURN/NYTIMES,¬†SEPT. 15, 2017 ūü󾬆At the Paris Biennale, Buyers Want Antiques. Just Not Too Many. PARIS ‚ÄĒ What is the future of the grand old art and antiques fair? Back in the 1980s and¬†‚Äô90s, prestige events such as¬†Tefaf¬†in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the Grosvenor House antiques fair in London were the fixtures around which the international collecting calendar revolved. But tastes have changed. The famously stuffy¬†Grosvenor House¬†fair was discontinued in 2009, and now most of … Read More

Artnews: Art Institutions Brace for Hurricane Irma Impact

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ūüĆĬ†Art & Hurricane: Just days after the Gulf Coast began what is likely to be along period of reconstruction and recovery following the havoc wrecked by¬†Hurricane Harvey, a new Category 5 storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling across the Atlantic Ocean, with damage already in the Caribbean and the prospect of direct impact on Florida forecasted for this weekend.   Many museums are once again in the line of the storm, and officials have been … Read More