The art market: global value soars

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The undisputed grande dame of art fairs, Tefaf (The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, Holland), polished her silver in March, celebrating her 25th anniversary.

Commercially Shooting?

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The growth in photography has evolved into an integral part of modern lifestyles. Photography as a profession is a thriving enterprise, which demands innovative, artistic skills, expert understanding and finesse when handling expensive photographic equipment and instruments.

Art Collecting.

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This month Artinsure attended "Prints, Multiples and Other Works on Paper", a talk by renowned art historian, consultant and collector, Warren Siebrits, and hosted by Stephan Welz & Co.

Silver Antiques

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The silver market has remained strong during the economic crisis as evidenced by the silver price and the success of antique silver at auction. In January 2002 an ounce of silver was $4.58 and in January this year it reached $33.73. The recent sale of Cape Silver at Stephan Welz& Co.

Must See in March

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This month art aficionados can enjoy a plethora of excellent exhibitions hosted by South Africa's leading art galleries and institutions.

Victims of Car Jamming

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The incidence of criminals using electronic devices to jam the remote locking systems on cars is increasing. But how do you avoid becoming a victim? And when does contractual responsibility override intent?

Art Theft

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The theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Musée du Louvre in Paris in 1911, is one of the world’s most famous art thefts. Since the Second World War art crime has dramatically evolved into the third highest grossing annual criminal trade worldwide.

Valuing your Art.

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Over the years, with great care and dedication, you have built your art collection. You have added pieces or in some instances replaced them with other artworks. You may know what you paid for those wonderful pieces years ago but what are they worth today?

The Auction Season Begins

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The Auction season begins


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