Fine Art

How Securitization and Art-Backed Debt Offerings Present New Ways to Invest in the Art Market

CEO of Athena Art Finance, Rebecca Fine, speaks to art market journalist Riah Pryor about the latest developments in the financialization of artSince we last spoke, Sotheby’s announced a securitization backed by its art loan portfolio. How does it work and how is it ‘new’?This is the first securitization of an art loan portfolio, and […]

Sotheby's Pitches a Bond Secured by Art Collections and a Museum Plays the Auction Game

Sotheby’s announces new backed security, but what is so new about it?With New York’s major Modern, Post-war, and Contemporary May sales around the corner, all eyes are on the big-ticket items ready to hit the block, with Jean-Michel Basquiat topping the list at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. This year, Sotheby’s Financial Services is pinning a little more on […]

The Art of the Art Donation

Appraisal Bureau valued hundreds of artworks for charitable donations last year, facilitated by our partner Museum Exchange. The generosity of our clients has positively impacted and culturally enriched numerous communities. The donated artworks are now part of the permanent collections of museums, hospitals, and universities across the country. Museum Exchange is the first digital platform for art donations. As pioneers […]

Caroline Taylor speaks at Armory Live, 'Art in the Age of the Metaverse'

Moderated by Andrew Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Artnet News, Caroline Taylor, Founder & CEO of Appraisal Bureau spoke alongside Jeanne Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO of Danvas, and Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile, Founder of RF.C Collection and Co-Founder of Aorist. The panel, in partnership with Talking Galleries, was part of Armory Live and the Armory Show, New York City, […]