April 13, 2011 18:26 ET

AXA Art Expands Specialist Products and Service Offerings to Mexico

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - April 13, 2011) - Against the backdrop of Mexico's contemporary art fair, Zona Maco, AXA Seguros introduced the availability of products and services by AXA Art Insurance to collectors and art market experts in attendance at the fair's conference.

Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of the global art insurance specialist's North American operations, presented information on the company's international reach, capabilities and its partnerships, to collectors, curators, and gallerists present at Mexico's contemporary art market event.

Fischer noted that "With Mexico growing as an international art destination, the reach and scope of AXA Group will allow for offerings of product and services to care for, evaluate and insure art works of first-time purchasers to the market's most respected collectors, as well as established artists, museums, galleries, corporations and exhibitions."

AXA Art Insurance was founded some 50 years ago by collectors who understood that art represents more than aesthetic beauty or wonderment. As a global art insurance specialist, the company works with collectors to safeguard and insure the optimum survival of their art collections.

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