Observer: Should Art Be Insured Against Terrorism?

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Every year, Crozier, a major fine art storage company with six locations on the east coast and one in Los Angeles, holds what Simon Hornby, the company’s president, calls “risk matrix exercises.” Though it might sound like something out of a Tom Cruise franchise, the reality is a little more mundane. It’s essentially a test of “all of the exposures we are subject to,” said Hornby. The potential for physical break-ins, for instance, or the possibility … Read More

Artsy: Art Gets Damaged All the Time

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Art Gets Damaged All the Time. Here’s How It Gets Back to the Market artsy/Elena Goukassian When a fire broke out in a second-floor storage space of Paula Cooper Gallery on July 10th, a number of Chelsea Art galleries were thrown into a mad scramble to save their valuable artworks. The cause of the fire, believed to have been electrical, is still under investigation, as is the extent of the fire and smoke damage to both … Read More

2 Charged With Stealing $8M In Rare Books

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$8 Million in Rarities Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Gregory Priore, the former archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, after his arraignment on Friday. He told the authorities he sometimes used an X-Acto knife to remove a part of a book. NYT/Associated Press/By Sarah Mervosh   A 1787 first-edition book signed by Thomas Jefferson. A rare copy of “The Journal of Major George Washington.” A version of Isaac Newton’s “Principia,” among the most influential books … Read More

Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture, parents may have to pay

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Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a public art center—and the parents may have to cover the cost. For some museumgoers, the fear of damaging an artwork can come off as a bit paranoid. Most museums and galleries have guards that block off the distance you should stand from an art work, and incorporate floor plans to minimize the chances of an accidental booty-bump. But, even if you do accidentally break an art … Read More

Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting

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Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting barrons.com/penta/Abby Schultz Collectors who learned through news reports that a painting owned by Steve Wynn was damaged before it was to be auctioned at Christie’s evening sale of impressionist and modern art on Tuesday likely took in a collective gasp. The painting, Pablo Picasso’s 1943 self-portrait, Le Marin (The Sailor), was examined after the accident by outside conservators who “have made recommendations for the successful restoration of the … Read More

Art: Instagram is changing the way we experience art

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???? Here’s how Instagram is changing the way we experience art Businessinsider.com/ADAM SUESS, KYLIE BUDGE, THE CONVERSATION With 800 million users and growing, it was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. The social photo platform has been accused by the media of fanning a narcissistic selfie culture. But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the positive. Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits … Read More

Art: TEFAF 2018 Maastricht, featuring over 275 prestigious dealers.

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???? TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world’s premier Fair for fine art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. The 2018 edition of TEFAF Maastricht runs from March 10 – 18, 2018. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the Fair, you can also find modern … Read More

Art grows, so the need for insurance policies for collectors

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???? As the global art community grows, so does the need for insurance policies for collectors. by Alicja Grzadkowska/insurancebusinessmag.com Growth in art market means insurance opportunities abound. With the rebound in financial markets following the financial crisis in 2009, art sales have likewise taken off. New auction records made by paintings and other works are now a common occurrence, seen recently with the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in December. As the global art … Read More

Art Net: Dalí’s Melting Clock in Melbourne

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???? The Museum of Modern Art’s collection is hitting the road — again. In June 2018, around 200 works, including many of the museum’s best-known objects, will travel to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne The show is a wide-ranging display of the museum’s greatest hits, from a 1957 Fender electric guitar to a series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. Works that rarely venture outside MoMA’s galleries will be shown in Australia for the … Read More

Santa makes stunning interventions in famous paintings throughout the ages…

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???? 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