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Coming Events

Past Events

Cycle de conférences | 11–12 Novembre 2021 Organisées dans le cadre de la Luxembourg Art Week / Conferences organized by LAFA during the Luxembourg Art Week on November 11 and 12

Cycle de conférences | 11–12 Novembre 2021 Organisées dans le cadre de la Luxembourg Art Week / Conferences organized by LAFA during the Luxembourg Art Week on November 11 and 12

La Biennale – The Universelle Art Fair , Paris Grand-Palais 13-17 Sept. 2019 – Preview vernissage 12 Sept. – FREE TICKET AVAILABLE

La Biennale – The Universelle Art Fair , Paris Grand-Palais 13-17 Sept. 2019 – Preview vernissage 12 Sept. - FREE TICKET AVAILABLE

Invitation to ‘Investing in Art and the Art of Investing’ – RomLux

LAFA Members are invited by Romania-Luxemburg Business Forum Asbl for the conference "Investing in Art and the Art of Investing" on 9th April . Register online on by using the code LAFA  for free registration. We are looking forward [...]

Executive Education Programme – Owning and Investing in Art: Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks

We are pleased to present you an outstanding executive programme offered by the UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG and its COMPETENCE CENTER in association with CHRISTIE'S EDUCATION - Owning and Investing in Art: Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks. [...]

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.

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.

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.

Academics Say the Art Market Bubble Is About to Burst. Are They Right ?

Roman KrAussl, Thorsten Lehnert, and Nicolas Martelin from the Luxembourg School of Finance applied a new statistical method of detecting bubbles to over one million auction records from 1970 to 2014, focusing their research on the Impressionist and modern, post-war and contemporary, American, and Old Masters sectors of the market.

Legal vehicles and structures to hold and invest in art-a seminar organized by LAFA at the MECC during TEFAF

"LEGAL VEHICLES AND STRUCTURES TO HOLD AND INVEST IN ART" - on Friday March 18th 2016 from 9:30 to 11:00 at TEFAF - MECC Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center Forum Business Lounge 0.8 Maastricht, The Netherland, T: + 31 43 383 83 83

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 Website Launch

Luxembourg Art&Finance Association (, 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.

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