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Art Insurance—The Protection You Hope You Never Use

Apr 08, 2016

“A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.”
- Leonardo da Vinci
Wild fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, theft, vandalism, damage in transit… All sorts of nightmare scenarios haunt art collectors. Insuring your collection may not be as much fun as hunting for a new work of art, but it is a serious issue for devoted art lovers.
Replacing the Irreplaceable
Insurance is important because it helps protect your investment in art as well as the artworks themselves. Whether you collect contemporary mixed media, vintage photography, 19th-century bronze sculptures or mid-century modern painters, you’ve invested time, energy, passion and considerable money ...

Art Conservators—The Healthcare Providers for Your Art Collection

Apr 08, 2016

Art conservators provide healthcare to your art collection. They are the professionals you should turn to when it’s time to prevent and repair damage to works in your collection. They are trained and educated in art history, chemistry and current restorative techniques. Before hiring a conservator, check their credentials—which should include a Masters Degree from an accredited Art Conservator program. Good as New? Collectors often confuse the common term ‘art restorer’ with the professional title Art Conservator. The difference is years of study and extensive training. The work of a qualified art conservator goes deeper than the surface appearance of an artwork, cari ...

Interview of the Month with Arthena

Apr 08, 2016

The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed the unique art market start-up Arthena with Madelaine D’Angelo, Founder & CEO,and Katya Khazei Director of Marketing. Learn what makes their platform unique among art funds, and how their new product can help gallerists, advisors and experienced collectors co-invest in art with their friends and peers.
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What It’s Worth: How Art Appraisers Value Art

Apr 08, 2016

There are many reasons to call in a professional art appraiser to determine the value of a work of art or an entire collection. You may be dividing an inherited collection among heirs, seeking to collateralize a loan or need to raise cash quickly.
A valuation may be needed to:
- Ascertain the fair market value for an estate, donations or for the IRS
- Determine the net marketable cash value (after expenses) in the event of a divorce or lawsuit
- Obtain a retail replacement value for insurance
- Fix a salvage value (for after a catastrophe)
- Set a value for the purposes of loan collateral
- Find out the liquidation value (during a bankruptcy or to cover large expenses like tuition or ...

Private Art Dealers—The Ultimate Art Market Insiders

Apr 08, 2016

Private Art Dealers are growing in both numbers and influence as more and more art collectors choose to buy and sell art behind closed doors. Private dealers offer access to networks of artists and collectors, insider’s knowledge of the marketplace and great pricing. Savvy collectors, corporations and institutions are discovering the advantages of one-on-one brokered art deals in the midst of a competitive and sometimes overwhelming art world of public galleries, auctions houses, online sales and art fairs.
Knowledge of the Marketplace and a Passion for Art
Many private dealers have long experience in galleries, auction houses and museums. Some keep a foot in each camp, by continuing ...

Interview of the Month: Rosanna Cundall, Managing Director, Sophie Macpherson Ltd.

Mar 15, 2016

The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed the specialized art recruitment industry with Rosanna Cundall, Managing Director of leading search firm Sophie Macpherson Ltd.  Learn how the art market has drastically changed for employers and employees alike in the last 15 years, what makes SML unique, and predictions for the future of art market recruiting.
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Interview with Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art

Feb 17, 2016

We continue our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed how e-commerce is shaking up the art market with Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP of the leading online platform Saatchi Art. Curious about buying art online? Learn how it works on their platform, about their unique point of difference, and about the tens of thousands of artists choosing to sell via Saatchi Art.
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Interview with Heather Marx Art Advisory

Jan 07, 2016

We continue our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
For our first interview of 2016, Heather Marx of Heather Marx Art Advisory discusses what it’s like to be a Bay Area-based art consultant, strange client requests, misconceptions about her field, the SF art market and more.
The Clarion List: What services does Heather Marx Art Advisory offer clients?
Heather Marx: We offer a comprehensive list of services for individuals ...