Meet us in Miami / Read

Catlin is proud to be the Official Insurance Partner to PULSE Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair, 4-7 December 2014.

Members of our international fine art insurance team will be in Miami and ready to meet you. Contact us, Charlotte Wilson, Richard Panter and Kent Stepanishen, to arrange an appointment.

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The Guide / Read

The Catlin Guide is an elegant, limited edition collection of artist profiles, introducing the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK. Printed annually, each edition exhibits the artists’ latest work and details future exhibitions, projects and aspirations for the coming year.

The Catlin Guide 2015 will launch at The London Art Fair on 21 January 2015, alongside work by many of the featured artists. The artists are selected for their work shown in the most recent series of BA, MA, MFA and PG Dip final exhibitions where they demonstrate ambition, skill and integrity. The Catlin Guide is distributed throughout the art industry and has developed an excellent reputation as an accurate and exciting overview of new British art. For the featured artists it proves to be a vital springboard, with many going on to exhibit at high profile shows.

The print run remains strictly limited, and we anticipate many collectors rushing to secure a copy at launch. However, the Guide will be available to purchase from Amazon, Culture Label, Waterstones, Blackwell's and selected art bookshops.

Download a previous Catlin Guide

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The Prize / Read

The Catlin Art Prize gives talented young artists who have recently graduated from UK art schools the opportunity to showcase their work professionally and win a significant monetary award towards their future development.

From the Guide, a small number of artists are selected as finalists for the Prize and are invited to demonstrate their progress by presenting a new body of work at the Catlin Art Prize exhibition, held 12 months on from graduation. Finalist selection is based on the standard of their work and their potential to make a significant mark in the art world over the course of their early careers.

From the 2014 Guide seven artists were selected as finalists and exhibited their new work at the Catlin Art Prize exhibition, held May 2014.

During the 2014 exhibition an independent panel of judges including Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger selected Neil Raitt as the winner who will receive the £5,000 prize. A visitor vote is also held, allowing the general public to vote for their favourite artist via the website and at the exhibition. The winner of the 2014 visitor vote was Lara Morrell who received £2,000.

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The Artists / Read

Each year in the Catlin Guide we introduce the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK that show significant potential. From this a small number that show potential to make a significant mark in the art world are selected to present a new body of work at the Catlin Art Prize. Find out about all those artists here.

2014 Artists selected for the Catlin Art Prize

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Insuring Art / Read

Catlin's relationship with art can be traced back over two decades. Today, our Fine Art and Specie team insures some of the most important galleries, art collections and dealers in the UK and worldwide. One of the most important aspects of our work is building strong relationships with clients so that we are effectively working together as a team to protect livelihoods and sometimes priceless assets.

We really do care about art. Our underwriting and claims teams are immersed in the art world; they understand the value of each piece to its artist and owner on an emotional level as well as on a market level.

We seek to insure art because we know how devastating a loss can be, whether through theft, fire, flood or accidental damage. Our ambition is to ensure that works of art live on to be enjoyed by future generations.

One way we can help to protect and promote the art industry in the UK is to support the next generation of emerging artists. It’s possible that some of the works featured in The Catlin Guide and created for the Catlin Art Prize could be part of the collections we insure in the future.

The Catlin Specie team have prepared a guide that explains the coverage that is provided by specialist Fine Art Insurance policies, the most common causes of loss relating to Fine Art and what happens when a claim is reported. Read the guide 'Precious Things'.

Contact Charlotte Wilson, Class Underwriter at Catlin, to find out how we can help you.

Catlin’s art collection

Catlin Group Limited has a growing art collection, most of which is displayed in and around our London office. In many cases we have purchased pieces that were the subject of a claim and have slight damage, with the purpose of allowing those works to be enjoyed by our own staff and visitors to Catlin.

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