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Art Basel 2019

Off-floor selling boosts trade at Art Basel

Viewing rooms, appetite-whetting preview publications and digital platforms are all paying off for galleries at the fair

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Artists

Is this the future of catalogues raisonnés?

A new online database of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings offers a template for a more up-to-date—and richer—resource

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Exhibitions

Art in the age of the internet: from democracy and dialogue to a new dystopia

One of the largest historical surveys in the US traces the history of the world wide web

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Christie's

Christie’s buys digital management system

Collectrium is a digital multi-tool for art collection

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Washington, DC

US groups urge fast broadband for all as online plans threaten access to art

Proposed “two-tier” internet could leave artists with inadequate technology, while wealthy content providers get super-fast connections

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Digital art

Collectors net website art by Rafaël Rozendaal

You can buy an animated fried egg for $6,000

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The Art Institute of Chicago

How to avoid digital boom and bust

There are plenty of grants for new digital projects but finding long-term funding could be much harder

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Digital Age

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

300,000 works owned by banks belonging to the Associazione Bancaria Italiana to become available to view online

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Collectors

Online database Larryslist.com ranks private collectors

Rankings take into account the collector's participation and responsibilities within the art world

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YouTube

Artist Matthais Fritsch sued by reluctant YouTube star as “Technoviking” alleges breach of privacy

Litigation continues over the artwork that went viral

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Berlin

Web salvation for workers’ art as GDR artists are digitally rehabilitated

Shunned since the Wall fell, East German works are now catalogued on the 'Bildatlas'

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VIP Art Fair

The future has yet to arrive for online art fairs

VIP Art Fair expands its business model and improves technology, but big-name dealers are unconvinced

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Internet

Website could be holy grail of private market prices

Art.sy will unite would-be collectors with art and dealers they may not know—and it’s all built on trust

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Films

New York’s digital shorts: 'Made Here' explores artists’ relationships with the city

The web-based videos looks into the lives of performers and artists

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Art & Technology

Latest online startup aims for 3D sales

The creators of a new software venture think that adding an extra dimension will get things moving

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Art & Technology

VIP online art fair overwhelmed by early technical setbacks

Majority of dealers claim disappointment as organisers defend privacy settings and vow to overcome glitches

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Museums & Heritage

Museums need to go much further in adapting to the digital age

Are new media museums the future?

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Collectors

Collector launches website to rate dealers

Helping young collectors to find the right gallery

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Art & Technology

Microsoft’s “digital home gallery service” aims to bring any artwork to your home, on the cheap

Everything for the armchair art lover, at the flick of a switch

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Tate

Tate’s archives go online

A first step towards the future

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Art market

Giles Howard aims to prove that art can be sold on the internet, despite many art sales websites floundering

Britart founder and CEO believes that promotion is key

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Art market

Sotheby’s to close online art sales site in May

Just a year after Sotheby’s announced a strategic alliance with the giant auction site eBay, it has thrown in the towel and will stop online sales of art and antiques, from May

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Art market

Appealing to first time buyers, The Multiple Store is a non-profit company working in a minute office in the Central St Martin’s Art School painting department

The company has a website and you can browse through all the work but can not buy online.

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Art market

Counter Editions, the internet publisher working with artists to create original prints, is now self-funding and prospering

The small firm's success lies in their acquisition of big-name artists

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Art market

Demand for prints and multiples has increased with the rise of the contemporary art market

Are today’s “limited edition prints” really original, and will they gain in value? Probably not

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Art market

Ewolfs is reported to have severe debts as numerous parties try to regain control

Minority owner sells stock, then buys it back to acquire company

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Art market

Online art ventures continue to face business difficulties

Eppraisals disappears, N@rt stops art sales, and nextMonet merges

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October 2000

Former Christie's director launches online venture eAuctionRoom.com

“We are a technology platform, not an auction house,” said Mark Poltimore in 2000. The onetime auction boss wants to make European sales more accessible to US and UK audiences

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April 2000

How the internet will change the art market: the new kids on the block are smarter than you think

The advice on how to be successful in the online world offered here in 2000 centred on building a community and having a shared sense of purpose and trust

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Sotheby's

Sotheby’s executive vice-president talks about their online venture and the importance of auctions on the web

A brand new tribe of collectors and buyers is coming

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Tibet

The world’s largest museum of surviving Tibetan painting goes online

Shelley and Donald Rubin’s website invites contributions from museums, collectors, and scholars

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Art market

Will art crime be more common in cyberspace?

What effect will the internet have on a market traditionally based on face-to-face contact and what are the implications of increased access to information?

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo mania spreads to your home computer

Da Vinci on CD and on the net

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Art & Technology

Bill Gates and Mark Getty aim to corner the stock photography market

The new information technology has transformed traditional picture research

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Intellectual property

WIPO treatises take the Berne copyright convention into the digital age

Is new copyright law needed for a new age?

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Art & Technology

Art and technology combine for John Davies frames and dealer Alex Wengraf

How computers are enhancing the market for these two businesses

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Internet

How are Britain's leading museums exploiting new multimedia technology?

Pundits inform us that the new media age is now upon us. Will this transform the museum sector?

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Uffizi galleries

High-tech advances at the Uffizi to transform air conditioning, conservation, and data maintenance

Progress on the “Uffizi advanced technology project” in Florence is going well.