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How to Protect Your Private Art Collection: Top Risks For Art Collectors and How to Mitigate Them.

Preserving your art collection takes planning, education, consistent awareness of risks which could damage the collection, and not to be underestimated: common sense.  Incorporating disaster planning and simple conservation methods into collection care are the keys to preserving your property, avoiding costly losses, and helping to protect your investment. While  …

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Money Laundering through Art: What All Stakeholders Must Know

About the author: Phoebe Kouvelas, LL.M., is partner at ArtSecure, a boutique law firm offering specialized advice on Art, Cultural & Intellectual Property matters. Art has become an attractive sector for making the proceeds of all types of illegal activity appear legitimate. High profile cases include Brazilian financier Edmar Cid …

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Art-backed financing grows in sophistication

Forget Brexit and market jitters, art-backed financing has a strong year ahead. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, explains. Deloitte/ArtTactic’s 2017 art market survey reported that political and economic uncertainty is the biggest risk to the art market in 2018. Really? While no market is completely …

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Top tips for disaster preparation for your art collection

When extreme weather strikes, a disaster preparedness plan can help art collectors protect their artwork By Anne Rappa, senior vice president, Huntington T. Block In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, an art dealer sat alone in the basement of his art gallery space pulling artwork out of dirty Hudson River …

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The future of the British art market post-Brexit

On 23rd June 2016 the UK electorate took the decision to leave the EU – a decision likely to create a period of uncertainty. For the British art market this is likely to lead to a number of changes in the coming months and years. At the leading London art …

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Domestic freeports come to the US

Nicholas O’Donnell author of art law blog Art Law Report commenting on new domestic freeports springing up in the United States. Recent news of “Freeports” opening in Delaware prompts a review of what these facilities are for, what they are not for, and where collectors and dealers can get themselves …

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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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To buy, or not to buy – and what are the questions? Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015

The art market panel held by Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015 discussed what questions and considerations collectors must address when buying artworks Masterpiece 2015 once again opened its doors in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, hosting over 34,000 visitors looking to buy art (or perhaps just looking). …

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Buying art at auction – an art lawyer’s guide

With the summer auctions nearly upon us, Boodle Hatfield’s Becky Shaw has put together an art lawyer’s guide to buying art at auction. Our first and fundamental tip is research! In an auction, a binding contract is made when the gavel falls, so you need to have done all of …

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Mayfair’s future as the heart of the international art market

Mayfair is the historic home of the international art market, and remains perhaps one of the most concentrated art markets anywhere in the world. But change is in the air. Simon Fitzpatrick, a partner in the Art Law team at Boodle Hatfield and director of the Bond Street Association, both …