Antony Riand – ArtViatic

Date4th March 2013
GuestAntony Riand

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Antony Riand, Executive Director of ArtViatic, a new online art platform for buyers and sellers to negotiate directly, without intermediaries. First, Antony explains ArtViatic’s platform in detail as well as why such a direct platform is needed and can work successfully in the art market. Then, he discusses the advantages of buying and selling via ArtViatic’s discrete platform versus transacting at auction or via a gallery. Lastly, Antony tells us if he believes seeing an artwork in-person is still a pre-requisite in most cases or if he feels collectors and dealers are becoming more comfortable spending five, six and even possibly seven figures based off of an image only.