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CryptoPunks – Interview with Co-Founder Matt Hall

Interviews

CryptoPunks – Interview with Co-Founder Matt Hall

Matt Hall is the Co-Founder of CryptoPunks and Larva Labs alongside John Watkinson. They refer to themselves as “creative technologists” who “make things for android, iPhone and the Web.” One of their latest projects which garnered wide spread attention was CryptoPunks, an Ethereum-based ...

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Migrating Your Art Business to the Cloud

Technology

Migrating Your Art Business to the Cloud

Since the commercialization of cloud computing, waves of innovation have transformed both business and society. Many of the apps that are an integral part of our everyday lives did not even exist a decade ago. Cloud services made this transformation possible. Galleries, museums, auction houses, and ...

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Managing Social Media for Artists and Galleries

Technology

Managing Social Media for Artists and Galleries

Digital transformation technologies like social media have remade the way galleries and artists promote and sell art. With over 3 billion active social media users in the world by the year 2021*, social media offers to artists and galleries around the world to reach out to consumers they would ...

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Irene Due, Head of Communications at Acute Art

Interviews

Irene Due, Head of Communications at Acute Art

Acute Art was established in 2017 by Swedish art collector Gerard De Geer and his son Jacob De Geer with the aim of bringing together artistic vision with the most cutting-edge technologies, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Realities. As a company they are committed to finding ...

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The Decline of Facebook

Opinion

The Decline of Facebook

In this day and age most art galleries, artists and institutions place a great deal of importance into maintaining a strong online presence, through a website, app, and via social media. With the purchasing of artworks online increasing it is now more important than ever for auction houses, ...

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Art Management Software: Proprietary or Open Source?

Technology

Art Management Software: Proprietary or Open Source?

Art may be as old as time itself, but organizations that deal in art do not need to use outmoded approaches to manage art or collectibles (A&C). Like businesses in every other sector operating in today’s digitally-driven economy, they can leverage technology to enhance their productivity, ...

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Interview with Rob Weisberg, CEO of Invaluable

Interviews

Interview with Rob Weisberg, CEO of Invaluable

Rob Weisberg is the CEO of Invaluable, the world’s leading marketplace for buying fine art, antiques and collectibles. Invaluable works with more than 4,000 auction houses, dealers and galleries using in-house bidding technology selling everything from fine art to classic cars. Weisberg has ...

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Artsy App Review

Market

Artsy App Review

The web marketplace Artsy is on a mission to “make art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.” Part of their strategy in doing so is through their app, originally created in 2013 and recently updated to include an Augmented Reality, ‘view in a room’ feature. By downloading the ...

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Anni Oates – CEO/ Co-Founder of Art World Forum

Interviews

Anni Oates – CEO/ Co-Founder of Art World Forum

Conceived in Singapore in 2016, Art World Forum is a global platform that looks to connect and build valuable networks between art professionals and business leaders. Through hosting a series of conferences all over the world Art World Forum provides unique information, marketing and networking ...

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Cryptocurrencies in the Art Market

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies in the Art Market

The name “Bitcoin” has become universal. Even those who work in the cosseted art market have heard of it. Meanwhile, others have boldly gone on to establish their own digital currencies, like Artbyte’s Artbyte, Maecenas’s ART, artist Sarah Meyohas’s Bitchcoin . Tech entrepreneurs envision ...

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The Potential Impact of Chatbots on the Art Market

AI

The Potential Impact of Chatbots on the Art Market

One of the most notable tech trends of 2018 has been the rise of the chatbot.  Chatbots are bits of software that interact with people the way humans expect others to engage them; that is, in conversation, naturally. Chatbot technology is actually quite old. The first chatbot, named Eliza, was ...

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The End of the Art Market As We Know It

Opinion

The End of the Art Market As We Know It

Yesterday, I had lunch with the former president of a UK-based auction house. On my train journey home to Brussels I read “DISRUPTION” by Stéphane Mallard, a French Author and Keynote Speaker. I was struck by the differences between the text I was reading and the conversation I had just a few ...

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