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Adriana Varejão's Parede com Incisões a la Fontana II (Wall with Incisions a la Fontana II), 2001, was estimated at £200,000 to £300,000 at Christie's contemporary-art auction in February. It sold for £1.1 million, or $1.8 million—a record for the artist. With prices fluctuating widely, collectors are often shocked to learn that their holdings are underinsured. CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2011
Market

In Praise of Appraisals

Market ups and downs have affected the value of many artworks. Insurance experts explain why—and how—to keep appraisals current. Read More

News

Why Wasn’t ‘The Scream’ Insured?

Museums debate the best way to protect irreplaceable works of art Read More

Features

The Case of the Escaped Spirit

Artworks are damaged in ways you would never imagine—careless movers, overenthusiastic cleaning persons, neurotic pets. And then there was the broken Joseph Cornell box. Read More

Features

Insurance

Most collectors think of their homes as sanctuaries for art, but danger lurks. Along with the obvious culprits, like fire and water, light is also a big threat, and the damage it can cause is irreversible. Even certain framing methods … Read More