It's very important to make sure artworks that you own are correctly insured. Most likely your HOMEOWNERS
insurance company does not cover your art unless you have a special amendment to your policy, and current values.
The first thing you need to do is check with the agent of your HOMEOWNERS policy and tell them what you want insured.
Make sure your policy covers all of your valuables; artworks, jewelry and other valuable items.
You will most likely also need a current appraisal and pictures for proof of value. This step can be expensive, and to lower the
costs it helps to have your original purchase receipts, artwork dimensions, condition of artwork, and if the artist is still active,
their website and or list of galleries selling their artworks. The more information you can provide the appraiser the less time
they will have to spend researching the artwork. Here's a list of ART APPRAISERS to help you get started.
When researching an artworks value you might find an online art resource like ARTPRICE,
or MUTAL ART or ARTNET
to be useful. They all provide art price information based on past auction results. They require a membership to access
most current information, and may be worth joining.
We find them to be most useful if the artist is well known. Many professional appraisers also use one of these companies.
The companies listed below specialize in art insurance, you might also want to contact them.
We'd like to make this page more useful, if you have suggestions or information to share about art
insurance, please let us know.
AXA ART INSURANCE
AXA Art Insurance Corporation was founded in 1987 to address an urgent need: discerning, affordable insurance for fine art and collectibles.
They are insurance and art professionals devoted to the treasures of our culture - to protecting their owners against financial loss,
and preserving these objects for future generations. They are solely dedicated to insuring valuable art and objects, and remain the world's only
art insurance specialist to this day.
CHUBB PERSONAL INSURANCE
Provider of addition coverage for artworks and collectables. This is a great
time of year to review your collection management practices. Why You Need an Appraisal for Your Collectibles - and How to Get
One, information from Chubb.
Brush Up On Art Collection Management from Chubb.
HUNTINGTON T. BLOCK
For over 50 years, Huntington T. Block (HTB) has been the world's leading fine art insurance broker. The best insurance programs are built on strong
relationships with people that know you, care about you, and are committed to the protection of your treasures. We can customize our coverages to meet
your specific art insurance needs.
ADDITION INFORMATION RELATED TO PROTECTING ARTWORK
Data Base of Art Auction Prices and Artist Information
Are you interested in researching an artist or looking for current auction prices?
Mutual Art is a great place to start. They also offer the lowest prices for online appraisals.
They are a well respected source of art information online.
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