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"Green light – sell and buy: Artive is a new due diligence tool for the art and antique market"

Artive is non-profit organisation administering digital archive for works of art and cultural property. It emerged from Art Recovery Group, which was founded by Chris Marinello. As an inclusive database Artive consolidates a great number of various databases all containing claimed, looted, stolen, illicitly transferred and destroyed works of art and cultural property. Artive is set to serve professionals and the general public. It is supplied with the advanced technology of image recognition and over 500 fields of searchable data.

Artive serves the idea of integration of international art market into the unified system facilitating the transparency of art transactions. Therefore it encourages everybody to register claimed works of art, collectibles, cultural property and make a search in the database prior to any operations like acquisition, sale or transportation.

Not only objects but also archeological sites threatened by illegal excavation, forgeries and fakes can be registered in the database to avert potential risks associated with appearance of such objects on the market. The idea behind these procedures is combining forces while making international art market a safer place considering up to 95% of fake antiques selling on eBay.

Ариан Мозер (Ariane Moser)
Ariane Moser (Photo: courtesy of The Art Partners)

Artive is available to anybody with free of charge account registration. The search in the database is carried out against such parameters as image submitted, description of the work, attribution and provenance. The completion of the search process results in the detailed report.

Ariane Moser, COO, Artive, emphasizes the importance of due diligence in the art market. Everybody who deals with antiquities or art to some extent should exercise due diligence measures. This means before dealing with an object could it be buying or selling to get as much information about it as possible considering time, efforts and finances available. A metaphoric comparison given by Ariane Moser is green and red light on the pedestrian control box, “Red – wait, green – cross with care.” If you have to deal with antiquities first wait and check them. Once all possible measures are made go ahead and this would mean crossing with care. No one gives you guarantees but you are still on a safer side.

Source: Artive Official, The Art Partners


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The beginning of autumn starts for the Piguet with an auction in the sophisticated atmosphere of the house in Lutry nearby Lausanne. Totally 576 lots – during only one day the furnishings of the hall, lounge, cabinet, dining room, gallery, library, billiard room, swimming pool and garden will be offered for sale. Among the highlights are works by Swiss artists – François Bocion’s (1828-1890) "A bather and fishermen in Rivaz" and Alfred Chavannes’ (1836-1894) landscape “By the lake”, Louis XVI of France consoles, fall front desk, marble and bronze table clocks and candlesticks, a rare gilt bronze and rock crystal chandelier lighting in French Regence style (end of XIX century), a sentimental watercolour by Scottish artist William Russell Flint (1880-1969), a matched pair of Chinese and Japanese vases, a matched pair of Moggallana in prayer bonze figures and contemporary art bronze piece by Popliteo.  Next...
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Paintings of European artists of the XV-XIXth centuries will be among the top lots at the Schuler Auktionen summer sale 24-28 June 2019. The work of the prominent animalist painter Alfred de Dreux (1810-1860), a vivid still life of Giacomo Fardella di Calvello (1624-1706), a high-skilled realistic portrait of Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (1572-1657), Alpine landscape of Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902), two works of Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) with convincing provenance and the paintings of other artists will be featured at the upcoming auction.  Next...
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During the period 24-28 June 2019 the Schuler Auktionen will be auctioning Russian icons XVII – XIX centuries as part of their traditional summer sale. Among the lots to be auctioned are XVII century “Annunciation”, XVIII century “St. Georges”, XIX century “Our Lady of Kazan” with pearl basma oklad, XIX century “St. Nicholas”, XVIII century “Harrowing of Hell”, a large icon “The Great Feasts” c. 1800, “Hodegetria” c. 1800, XIX century tryptich “The founder of a temple” and XIX century “Christ Pantocrator”.  Next...
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On June 5th, 2019 leading Russian art auction house MacDougall’s is hosting their next auction in London and offering rare masterpieces of Russian artists. The highlights include Boris Kustodiev’s (1878–1927) “Bakhchisarai” featuring rare for the artist Oriental subject, “Young Dreams (Tsesarevich)” created by the master of Russian history and folklore art Victor Vasnetsov (1848–1926), “Portrait of Alexander Bozheryanov” by the prominent Russian graphic artist Yury Annenkov (1889–1974), “Portrait of Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin” by Fedor Rokotov (c. 1735-1808), “Santi Apostoli, Venezia” by Petr Konchalovsky (1876–1956), “Landscape with Skiers” by Konstantin Yuon (1875–1958). Furthermore, the Imperial Porcelain Factory dessert plates from the Dowry Service of Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (1825–1844) will be offered at the upcoming sale.  Next...
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On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019 the Genevan auction house Piguet will be offering Swiss and fashion watches as well as haute couture bags at their traditional spring auction, and from the 10th to the 20th of May 2019 at their online auction. Among the brands featured are Breitling, Tissot, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Hermes, Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine and other.  Next...
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On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the Genevan auction house Piguet will be hosting their spring auction and offering important works of the renowned artists from the XIX-XXth centuries. The auction will feature three works from the “pearly” period in the career of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), the works of Henri Baptiste Lebasque (1865-1937), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Emil Schumacher (1912-1999), Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Salvador Dali (1904-1989) as well as "Jeune fille au chapeau interrompant sa broderie" from the master of pastels Jean Étienne Liotard (1702-1789).  Next...
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On March 28th, 2019, the German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will be putting up rare works from Repin, Shishkin and Aivazovsky together with icons from the XIXth century and decorative art. The highlights: Ilya Repin (1844-1930) “Portrait of a lady with red rose”, Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) “Interior with young woman at a table in front of window”, Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) “Ship in distress” and “Turkish pavilion on riverside with men praying at full moon”.  Next...
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During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be putting up Russian icons from the XVI-XVIII centuries and pieces of decorative arts at the upcoming auction. Among the top lots are some Russian cloisonné enamel pieces from the XIXth century, as well as a collection of Faberge-inspired works with a Bouquet of Lilies Clock Egg, made after the model by Faberge, which was gifted by the Emperor Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, and currently held in the Kremlin Armoury.  Next...
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During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be offering works of European painters from the XVI-XIX centuries at the upcoming sale. Eduard von Grützner’s (Gross-Karlowitz, 1846 – Munich, 1925) “Rauenthaler” tasting wine is among the top lots together with the works of religious art by Hendrick van Somers (Lockeren, 1607 – Naples, 1655), Gaudenzio Ferrari (1477/78, Valduggia–Milan, 1546), Giovanni Ghisolfi (Milan, 1623 – Rome, 1683) and other renowned European painters.  Next...
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