Works of art have always aroused interest and passion amongst connoisseurs. Over the years, they have become forms of investment that are increasingly present in both private and institutional estates.
PKB is particularly sensitive to the artistic phenomenon in general and is firmly convinced of the validity of this investment class. The bank has therefore dedicated part of its own resources to acquiring ancient, modern and contemporary works of art, forming a private collection that is worthy of the attention of experts. On one hand, it focused on acquiring paintings of the fifteenth century Lombard school, such as of Bernardo Zenale, Vincenzo Foppa, Bernardino Luini, Andrea Solario and Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo. On the other hand, it has collected and continues to select works of contemporary international artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Yvan Theimer, William Kentridge, Peter Doig, Laura Owens, Nalini Malani and the younger artists Vik Muniz, Tom McGrath, Ivan Bazak and Chantal Joffe.
To complete the range of services offered, PKB can provide access to clients to its valuable contacts established in the art world, assisting them in:
- identifying the most suitable experts for appraisals and valuations of ancient and modern paintings and sculptures;
- effecting purchases or sales in public auction, guaranteeing absolute confidentiality;
- selecting intermediaries for the purchase or sale of paintings and sculptures on the international market.