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News & Events 2018-09-24T17:11:02+00:00


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A Crowd Investment Platform

Etienne Verbist is an authority in the field of crowd sourcing, disruptive business modelling and disruptive art. After a well filled career with companies such as GE, Etienne was an early adopter of crowd sourcing. Etienne is manager Europe and Africa for Crowd Sourcing Week, a board advisor to a broad range of companies on innovation and new technology, curator of the Disruptive Art Museum a�� the smallest museum in the world a�� and columnist for ArtDependence Magazine.

Building an Art Market 2.0

Friday, 2 February 2018, artgenA?ve, Salon da��art,Palexpo, Geneva Join us for our second conference and launch of RAMa��s a�?Art Due Diligence Toolkita�?. We will be discussing the importance of due diligence and the place of technology in modern-day art transactions. What opportunities and threats do they present for art professionals and collectors ?

The Responsible Art Market

LAFA is pleased to invite you to a conference on the topics of : Financial due diligence of art market actors Art & Compliance: The Responsible Art Market Initiative 19 September 2017 from 14:00-19:00 Amphitheatre Arendt & Medernach 41A, avenue J.F. Kennedy

Expo Sidour

Du 22 octobre au 4 novembre 2016 le Centre de Russie pour la Science et la Culture A� Luxembourg accueille la��exposition A� La Guerre et la Paix de Vadim Sidour A�. La��exposition est organisA�e A� la��initiative du MusA�e et ??entre da��expositions A� ManA?ge A� avec le soutien de la��Ambassade de Russie A� Luxembourg.

The Art Market after Brexit

Luxembourg has successfully developed a platform to support the needs of collectors and investors in art and other valuables: prime air and road logistics, state-of-the art storage facility, expert legal, tax and financial advice and valuation a�Zservices, innovative securitization and monetization solutions, this against the backdrop of a robust art market with favorable perspectives for future growth.

Diversity day on 12 May 2016

On the occasion of the Diversity Day, LAFA and Wildgen have the pleasure of inviting you to a unique art experience a�?Integration through Arta�? on 12 May from 9:30 - 12:00 am. Join us at Hariko and meet with Talbot, an Iranian Street-art Artist who will show you how to create your own stencil.

TEFAF remains sensible and stable, but it still reserves a few tricks up its sleeves

Talk of economic crisis may be in the air everywhere but here at Maastricht. The last two days have seen the aisles of TEFAF flooded with thousands of visitors vying to see the latest finds of the most prestigious art, antiquity and jewelery dealers. Whilst today marked the official opening, a significant number of pieces have already been acquired and whisked away by eager collectors.

Art as an asset

Rhizome, the New York-based art and technology organization, and an affiliate in residence at The New Museum in New York, has announced the 2016 lineup of its annual Seven on Seven conference.

Rediscovering the Belgian art scene

Could Anvers, Belgium, be making a name for itself among the international contemporary art capitals? Often referred to as the little country of great collectors, Belgium has once again proved that it is just that. Maurice Verbaet began collecting in the early 70s and he has just inaugurated his personal museum in the heart of Anvers.

A Widespread Chill in Art Sales

The art market appears to be entering its cooling-off period. For the past six years, an influx of newly wealthy collectorsa��particularly from Chinaa��has pushed up prices for everything from Ming vases to Claude Monet, but now there are signs that the bidding paddles could come down hard.

Should Luxembourg law be reformed ?

Between January and June 2015, an sales by public auctions worldwide generated 8.1 billion US dollars! the biggest markets for public auctions are the United States, the United Kingdom and China with France and Germany completing the top 5 (ref Arnet). Record sales occur on a regular basis. During their public auctions in London in February 2015, Sotheby's benefited from a strong market with masters of impressionist and modern art (Monet, Matisse, ToulouseA� Lautrec) where one sale reached 247.3 million Euros.

Consumer culture and contemporary art co-exist

The Polygone Riviera on France’s Côte d’Azur is the latest shopping mall which not only features retail stores, but also exhibits contemporary art. t’s where the middle classes go on coffee dates, watch movies and spend their hard-earned cash on buying designer clothes and getting manicures. While shopping centres may be at the heart of contemporary consumer culture, these spaces are not usually synonymous with contemporary art. At least, not until now.

American collectors

Lately, wealthy art collectors have been saving millions of dollars by using the legendary A� 1031 exchange A�. The provision refers to a section in the American Internal Revenue Code that allows investors the opportunity to defer federal taxes indefinitely. Yet whilst the provision in the tax system is surging in popularity, the 2016 budget under the Obama administration foresees a considerable tax loss in need of rectifying.

Power plays in Venice

In Venice, ita��s all about location, it is pavilion placement that reminds us that not everyone starts out on an even foot, with each country assigned their spot. Powerful Westerners, and some of their former colonies are located in the beautiful Giardini, whilst others must settle for the Arsenale - a respectable location if you dona��t mind being squeezed in. Finally, those for whom art and soft power is clearly not a priority, often rely on generous donors and rent somewhere snazzy in the city for six months.

Buyera��s remorse

It is doubtful that Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football club owner Roman Abramovich felt that sensation of buyersa�� regret after his A?60 million 24-hour spending spree at Christiea��s and Sothebya��s in New York in 2008. He paid A?17 million for Lucian Freuda��s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, and then proceeded to acquire Francis Bacona��s Triptych (1976) for A?43 million the next day.

LAFA Inauguration

The Board of the Luxembourg Art, Law & Finance Association has the pleasure in inviting you to its inaugural launch to be held on October 22nd at 18:30 at Le Freeport Luxembourg.

LAFA Website Launch

Luxembourg Art&Finance Association (www.lafa.lu), announced today that it has officially launched a new website and corporate identity. We provide visitors, members and partner organizations with even more relevant and easy-to-find information.