Mar 26, 2019
Prices are rising, but buyers may not always know the risks—including technological obsolescence.
Source : WSJ-Dan Weil
Nov 14, 2017
Slowly, the online art market is expanding and converting naysayers who formerly refused to make digital purchases. Back in May, The New York Times reported that online art sales still account for less than 10% of the total market, though they’ve increased 15% since 2015. If the numbers are clear, the underlying processes are more nebulous. Though it’s easy to type in a web address and see an image of an artwork, it’s more difficult to see the history attached to the piece and how that consignment came about. Online transactions can feel impersonal, particularly compared to the intimate interactions that gallerists and collectors typically enjoy: there’s no back viewi ...
Mar 22, 2017
The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art companies. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and makes the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed online listing platforms with Pontus Silfverstolpe, Founder and Editor of Barnebys. Barnebys is a listing platform that is fast expanding globally, providing a one-stop shop for sourcing art and valuables available through auction houses and dealers. Learn about why they built their site in 2011, how their email alerts work, how they drive reven ...
Feb 07, 2017
By Daria Pletneva, Creative Director, ARTI.NYC
They say the history is cyclic. Apparently, the history of art too.
Today's "contemporary" is so much different from "post-war contemporary," and it is becoming harder to explain what period are you referring to. Isn't it time for the new term? "Modern" correlates to the pre-war 20th century period even tough the word itself means nothing but up-to-date, yet "contemporary" term applies to an increasingly large span of time since WWII. The name we use at the gallery for our convenience for today's art is "UX art," where UX stands for User Experience. So why is UX art is the new Renaissance?
The first characteristic of the bright end of the Med ...
Aug 16, 2016
We download music and electronic books every day. Order groceries, housewares, clothes, and office supplies from online sales outlets without a second thought. But is it possible to find the next addition to your art collection on a website? Yes. The online art market is growing and it is enabling collectors to discover emerging artists from around the world. Some online art sales sites work in conjunction with brick & mortar galleries, while others act as virtual shops in the growing international art marketplace.
Is the Online Market for Real?
Bruce Grimes Founder of Subculture Collective, goes straight to the stats to support his perception of both the growth of sales and the increa ...
Feb 17, 2016
We continue our series of interviews with leading art service providers. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and make the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed how e-commerce is shaking up the art market with Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP of the leading online platform Saatchi Art. Curious about buying art online? Learn how it works on their platform, about their unique point of difference, and about the tens of thousands of artists choosing to sell via Saatchi Art.
The Clarion List: What is Saatchi Art? ...
Oct 29, 2015
Since the dawn of the web, companies have tried - and mostly failed - to sell fine art online. In 1999, for example, eBay bought Butterfield & Butterfield, one of the largest traditional auction houses, for $260 million, promising to use technology to bring fine art to the masses.