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FBI hunts Warhol print art thieves and offers $25,000 reward

The FBI has offered a reward of $25,000 (£17,500) for information leading to the recovery of seven Andy Warhol soup can prints stolen from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri. The prints are part of a group of 10 and were stolen when burglars broke into the gallery last week. …

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Swiss prosecutors hunt for missing Panama Papers Modigliani painting

Prosecutors in Switzerland have raided a storage facility in Geneva searching for the $25 million 1918 Modigliani painting Seated Man with a Cane that has become a subject of controversy after it was revealed in the Panama Papers that it had be the subject of a Nazi looting-inspired court case. …

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Art Insurance

AXA Art forms partnership with Collectrium

AXA Art will offer collection management company’s Collectrium services to its clients. The service will be rolled out over two years and then offered as a discount to clients. Collectrium will allow AXA Art’s clients to manage confidential art collection data, upload images and other information; and benchmark their collections …

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Partnership between Hiscox and Collectrium

Insurance specialist Hiscox announced on 14 January 2016 the setting up of a partnership with the collection-management platform Collectrium. This partnership will offer Hiscox clients the services of Collectrium – a dematerialised tool for organising and valuating collections — with the aim of reducing the inherent risks of art collection. According …

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Art Insurance

Insurance and Liability in the art world

Fred Weijgertse, Managing Director of the world’s first integrated international fine art logistics company, Crown Fine Art, talks to Private Art Investor about why liability and insurance is a growing issue in the transportation of fine art. How does liability and insurance risk tie into what Crown Fine Art are …

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AXA Strategic Ventures invests in Art2M

AXA Strategic Ventures has invested 500,000€ in Art2M, a start-up art and connected objects company for investors and artists. The investment will help Art2M develop their overseas presence in the United States and China. Anne-Cécile Worms, CEO of Art2M said: “This investment will allow Art2M to develop its portfolio of exclusive …

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Art InsuranceNews

Insurance and globalisation: an interview with Alexandre de Lisle, director at Eeckman Art & Insurance

Eeckman Art & Insurance is a brokerage and insurance firm specialized in works of art. Present in Belgium, France and Switzerland, it is recognized by the insurance companies and international art experts. Art Media Agency went to meet Swiss-French director Alexandre de Lisle. How did you arrive at Eeckman? I …

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How secure is your art piece?

How secure is your art piece? Investment portfolios may fluctuate, but an investment in fine art has never been more of a calculated investment. However, protecting that asset has also become more of a challenge, despite vast improvements in security systems and techniques. A change in how we regard asset …

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Art Crime

Rodin recovered 24 years after theft

An Auguste Rodin sculpture stolen 24 years ago from Beverly Hills has been recovered. The work was recovered by the Art Recovery group when it was put up for sale at auction at Christie’s in New York. The Art Recovery Group acted for the insurer as a negotiator to reach …

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Art Crime

$8 million Basquiat smuggled into the United States returned to Brazil

On 19 June 2015, an $8 million Basquiat and a Roman statue that were illegally smuggled into the US were returned to the Brazilian government at a ceremony in New York. The works were smuggled by Edemar Cid Ferreira, a convict fraudster from São Paulo. Ferreira, the founder and former president of the Banco …

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