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Can chimps become one of the art market’s new champs?

In what appears to be an emerging theme in the art world, these past few weeks painting and chimpanzees have shown they have more in common than one might normally assume. In London, art industry professionals have spent their time – and no doubt money – on art fairs and …

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How Feral Horses is taming experience-led art ownership

The London-based art start-up is selling art one share at a time. Saddle up!

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Banksy truck to be an outlier at Bonhams Goodwood-Revival show

Bonhams will auction UK street artist’s largest-ever artwork – a graffiti covered truck – at its annual Goodwood Revival show.

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Art Investment Contracts: Application of securities law to art purchases in Belgium

In the world of contemporary art trading, it is difficult to use names of promotion galleries without entertaining thoughts of a financial investment environment.

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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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Switzerland approves stricter regulations on free ports

On 18 November 2015, the Swiss government announced that parliament is permitting stricter regulations for free ports and customs warehouses. The regulations are part of a wider crackdown on money laundering, smuggling and other illegal activities that Switzerland has launched. The amendment to the Swiss Customs Act, which comes into …

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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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Articheck: A Passport for art

Most people hate extra paper work. And no one buys art to add to their paperwork. Collectors often start out with great records but then slip. In a large art collection it can be a painstaking process to detail every aspect of an artwork and to find a safe of …

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Art storage: have you chosen wisely?

With the number of storage facilities on the increase, how do you choose the best place to keep your art? Nick Brett, CEO of AXA ART, warns that not all storage facilities are equal. “One off the perks of the job is that you do get to go out and …

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Monet painting discovered in Finland

Une Meule dans le soleil couchant, an 1891 painting by Impressionist master Claude Monet, was authenticated at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Purchased in the 1950s by the Gösla Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, until recently no one had succeeded in assembling sufficient proof to conclusively prove that the work was an …

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