The protection and enhancement of an art collection
Protecting and enhancing one’s own art collection requires attention to implement procedures and verifications that take place in all those fundamental phases that concern the life of an artwork.
It is not rare, in fact, that entire collections of art lose their cultural value and economic precisely because of some defaults by their owners, who due to lack of specific knowledge, are not inclined to carry out actions for the promotion and protection of their works.
The interview with Annapaola Negri-Clementi, lawyer and managing partner of the Negri-Clementi Studio Legale, inherited the passion for collecting from his father Gianfranco, the first lawyer to have created a bridge between creativity and law, allows us to understand what steps and measures to take to protect and enhance an art collection.[/vc_column_text]
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“There is a collector in every one of us”, says Annapaola Negri-Clementi, but to pursue one’s passion and create one’s own art collection, it is no longer enough to rely on instinct and aesthetics. Being aware collectors means implementing all the phases of due diligence, fundamental for avoiding those problems that arise primarily from the lack of an adequate accompanying documentation which must go with the artworks.
In detail, the documentation of an art collection must be produced and follow every single work in all those phases of the life of the collection concerning:
- THE ACQUISITION: in this phase it is essential that the collector requests all the documents attesting the authorship and provenance of the work, without ever forgetting the importance of the Certificate of authenticity
- PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION: in these two phases, which go hand in hand, it is always good to check the status of your works also thanks to the periodic editing of Condition Report by specialized professionals, without forgetting that it is good practice to take out all risk insurance policies to protect them against damage that the work may incur
- MANAGEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT: having its own art collection leads to a conscious management of the works, with enhancement steps that also involve the creation of a timely and complete collection Archive with all the information concerning the works
- SALE: in order to make this phase as simple as possible, all the previous steps can only facilitate its implementation
The Lawyer Annapaola Negri-Clementi of education has made from beauty and conscious collecting the key points she brings forward in the collection, started by his father Gianfranco, and now exhibited in the namesake law firm.