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Freeports: plan your insurance in advance

While the freeports offer tax advantages and top quality storage facilities, they can also bring insurance issues. It is therefore important for collectors to seek the advice of a specialist broker when deciding where to store their art. That is the view of Richard Northcott, director of the High Value …

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T-N-T Moving Systems changes policy on moving fine art

T-N-T Moving Systems has upgraded its fine art moving policy to include current appraisals in its client checklist. T-N-T Moving Systems co-owner Todd Koepke explains: “You see appraisal values change over time so it’s important that when we do the initial assessment we confirm that any antique or fine art …

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Collector gives away 100 works on the streets of Vegas

Entrepreneur and art collector Branden Michael Powers is currently giving away 100 pieces American folk art and outsider art by leaving them on the streets of Las Vegas. The owner of the 15n Creative marketing and consulting firm decided to give away the work because he believes that folk art …

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Collecting: an expert’s view

As an ardent art collector, Patrick van der Vorst, founder of valuemystuff.com and its associated sites, which include auctionmystuff.com, heeds the much-touted advice to buy what you love. However, he concedes that most collectors probably do also have one eye on an item’s potential to appreciate in value. “In one of …

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Exhibiting your collection: Thomas Olbricht’s view

Most serious art collectors reach a point where they consider exhibiting their work. Individual pieces can be loaned for exhibitions relatively easily, but a significant number of collectors take a greater step forward and create a permanent exhibition space for their collection. One such collector is Thomas Olbricht. His collection …

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Tuesday Talks at Sotheby’s London

Tuesday evenings at Sotheby’s London this summer will feature three of the most outstanding Middle Eastern artists of their generation discussing their work in the context of the regional and international art scene. On Tuesday August 5, master portraitist Hassan Hajjaj will present several aspects of his multidisciplinary practice. Employing …

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Protecting your collection from aging and damage

It has been estimated that only 5 percent of the world’s artworks will survive the next hundred years.  Most artworks simply are not made to last forever and they require a lot of care – care with installation, temperature and humidity fluctuations, as well as protection against accidents and natural …

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Can you make money investing in art?

Yes. People have made millions buying art purely for financial reasons. Art funds have generated significant profits (the most famous being the Peau de l’or The Peau de l’Ours or Bearskin Club in 1904 and the British Rail Pension Fund in 1974). There are many collectors that have made fortunes …

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Art collecting: educate yourself

As you set out to build your art collection, the need for greater knowledge will almost certainly rear its head. According to Mary Rozell, programme director for the Sotheby’s Institute MA in Art Business in New York and author of the recently published The Art Collector’s Handbook: A Guide to …

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10 tips for protecting and preserving your art

Buying a work of art is just the beginning of your relationship with it. It you want it to last, to retain its value and to be safe from theft, there are certain steps you need to take. Here is Private Art Investor’s advice:   Make sure you get your …

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