Online Art Businesses

Robert Norton – s[edition]

28 November 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of s[Edition], a brand new site that offers digital limited edition artworks for sale by several prominent contemporary artists. First, Robert explains this new digital medium as well as the inspiration behind s[Edition]. Unlike traditional art which is hung on walls, Robert details how collectors can view digital limited editions through a variety of devices and touches on the future of connected television. Lastly, Robert shares how receptive artists have been in exploring this new medium on s[Edition].

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Sapna Kar – India Art Collective

28 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sapna Kar, co-founder and director of India Art Collective, joins us to tell us about India’s first online art fair. Sapna begins by providing some information about the galleries and artworks that will be at the fair as well as the layout of the online fair from the visitor’s perspective. Then, she shares her thoughts on the VIP Art Fair and explains how India Art Collective will compare.

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CJ Follini – Company

9 August 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we talk with CJ Follini, founder and CEO of COMPANY, a recently launched social network for collectors of emerging contemporary art.  First, CJ details different aspects of the site, including an online art exchange as well as a forum in which collectors can interact with one another. Then, he  elaborates on the art rental business which COMPANY will be venturing into in the near future.

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Alexander Gilkes – Paddle8

29 July 2011

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of Paddle8, the recently launched online art sale venture. First, Alex elaborates on the online curated exhibitions at Paddle8 as well as how the overall site functions. Then, Alex discusses the recent momentum in the online art sale industry and what he believes is required in order to successfully sell art online. Lastly, he explains to what extent the contemporary art world is embracing the concept of online art sales.

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Dinesh Vazirani – Saffronart

3 February 2010

In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Dinesh Vazirani, Co-founder and Director of Saffronart, the Mumbai-based online auction house and gallery. Dinesh starts by discussing the performance of the Indian art market in 2009 and to what extent it aligned with his own personal expectations. Then, he addresses the heavy presence of speculators that existed in the Indian art market and what kind of threat they are to the health of the Indian art market. After, Dinesh dissects the major changes to the Indian art collector base over the past decade. Additionally, Dinesh shares his outlook for the Indian art market for 2010, why Saffronart’s online model has been so successful and lastly whether or not Saffronart will auction off U.S. and European art in the future.

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