TRUSTED ONE STOP INSURANCE
FOR THE ART COMMUNITY
800.921.1008

About Us

We are your trusted choice broker.
We work with "A" rated Insurance Companies to ensure art collectors, galleries, museums, dealers, artists and auctioneers that their works are properly taken care of.

If you create, own, sell, buy, loan, display or preserve works of art on a private or professional basis, we have comprehensive coverage’s with great pricing. Each program provides cost-effective protection, tailored to meet your individual requirements. Art Insurance Now Policies are tailored to cover works of art while on or off premises, in transit, storage, in exhibition, in a Museum, Auction house, and worldwide.

Coverage

    ART DEALERS & GALLERIES
  • Require insurance to cover works on consignments, owned or borrowed, while the works are in the gallery,
    in transit to exhibitions or storage,
    as well as, specially designed policies which are flexible and a cost-effective coverage solution to fit your business.
  • Blanket coverage
  • Art in transit worldwide
  • Art fair/trade shows coverage
  • Bailee legal liability
  • Art reference library
  • Inventory, loaned items & objects
    on consignment
  • Packing crates, catalogues, and brochures
  • Transit by Land, Air or Boat
  • Art in storage, multi locations
  • Off premises Exhibitions
    COLLECTIONS
  • Over the years, have you amassed
    a collection of art, manuscripts, and documents with a significant value?
    An art collection requires specialized coverage, since the majority of homeowners or corporate business policies offer limited protection.
    Our clients can rest easy knowing
    they have coverage provided by an art insurance focused on the requirements
    of an individual collection.
    Policy covers collections while:
  • On premises
  • On loan
  • In transit to & from auction house, storage facilities, Galleries, framers and restorers
  • Wall to wall coverage
    MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
  • Whether a museum is a private or a public organization, companies provide all-risk coverage for the collection and changing exhibitions. This coverage includes protection for temporary and long-term loans, both to and from the museum.
  • Art librarys & records
  • Display cases & packing crates
  • Goods in transit to an appraiser for galleries that do not have collections and require insurance to cover only their exhibition program.
  • We offer a flexible, cost-effective coverage solution.

    EXHIBITIONS
  • For the one-off or traveling exhibitions, we provide wall-to-wall coverage for items on display and in transit, this way your lenders can have the peace of mind that they are insured.
    Coverage can include:
  • Packing crates, catalogues, & brochures
  • Items covered in transit
  • Art in storage between transits
  • Worldwide, private & public venues
  • Touring Shows
  • $50,000 up to $100,000,000
    ARTISTS
  • Individual artists, require special coverage to protect their works in the studio, at exhibitions, while in transit, and storage. Genres include; painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, digital graphics, ceramics, collage, and photography.
  • Specific works or an entire collection
  • Completed works & works in progress
  • Equipment, including paints, tools, & materials
  • Your Art in the studio, at home, on loan, in exhibition, or at the framers

    TRANSIT INSURANCE
  • The main movement of Art and Collectables are going to/from the Auction houses. Most of the time, individuals will send the auction
    house information about the work.
    If accepted, the insuring of the transit falls to the collector, who then has
    to get the work to the Auction house.
  • While in transit, air, water & land
  • To Galleries, Auction house, Storage, & other locations
  • In Warehouse or Storage facilities
  • Domestic & International Transport
  • All sending’s must be suitably packed for transit
  • Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, local & long distance trucking
  • Multiple Locations
  • Low deductibles
  • Special programs for freight forwards
    CONSERVATORS
  • Our policies have diverse coverages
    to meet the specific requirements
    of conservators. We help clients
    select adequate coverage for items in
    their care, custody, and control for restoration or conservation. To help mitigate potential exposures, we provide recommended loss control procedures. Insurance covers art while:
  • In transit
  • On premises
  • At a work site
    AUCTIONEERS
  • Art Works can be tailored to your particular requirements. We can arrange coverage for your:
  • Consignments
  • Estate sales
  • Goods in transit
  • Owned inventory
  • Breakage, Theft, Fire
  • Temporary Storage
  • Proven valuation methods
  • No coinsurance clause
  • Fine art reference libraries
  • Special clauses for "loss buy back”
    or "pairs & sets"
  • Blanket limits on property in your
    care, custody, & control at scheduled locations and any other unnamed location

Coverage Highlights

Insuring Art is more than just protecting against damage or theft. Our policies provide seamless and flexible coverage for other exposures as well.

    PROPERTY COVERAGES
  • Commercial property
  • Business interruption
  • Property floaters
  • Property of a fine art nature, including paintings, pictures, etchings,tapestries, rugs, art glass windows, antique furniture, books, memorabilia, and coin & stamp collections
  • Other bona fide works of rarity, historical value or artistic merit, include jewelry, wine, & musical instruments
    ENHANCED FINE ARTS
  • Clients may require extra or specific protection. Our policies can be enhanced in many ways to include:
  • Fine art reference libraries
  • Furniture or fixtures of a fine arts nature
  • Waivers of subrogation
  • Earthquakes, floods, & windstorms
  • Fine arts legal liability
  • Blanket or schedule option
    LIABILITY COVERAGES
  • Commercial general liability: limits up to $1 million per occurrence/$2
  • Employment practices liability
  • Host liquor liability
    OTHER COVERAGES
  • Commercial auto
  • Hired, non-owned, & auto
  • Special Events
  • Crime/Dishonest employees
  • Umbrella: Limits up to $5 million
    (higher limits available)
    BASIC FINE ARTS COVERAGE
  • Even our most basic coverage provides solid protection. It features:
  • Broad, all-risks coverage from the time artwork is taken by you or your client, from the owner, to the time it is returned, on a worldwide basis
  • Blanket limits on property in your care, custody, & control at scheduled locations and any other unnamed location
  • Domestic & international transits
  • No coinsurance clause
  • Valuation clauses designed for the
    art industry
  • Coverage for jointly-owned works of art
  • Special clauses for "loss buy back" or "pairs & sets"
  • Relaxed appraisal requirements
ART INSURANCE NOW.

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William G. Fleischer
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T 212.566.1881 ext 111
or 800.921.1008
E wfleischer@bfbond.com