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

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

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


Christie’s buys digital management system

Collectrium is a digital multi-tool for art collection

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

Collectors net website art by Rafaël Rozendaal

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

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

Digital access to Italian banks’ art

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


Online database ranks private collectors

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


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'

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


Website could be holy grail of private market prices will unite would-be collectors with art and dealers they may not know—and it’s all built on trust

Latest online startup aims for 3D sales

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


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

VIP online art fair overwhelmed by early technical setbacks

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


Collector launches website to rate dealers

Helping young collectors to find the right gallery


Tate’s archives go online

A first step towards the future

Art marketArchive

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

Art marketArchive

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

Art marketArchive

Online art ventures continue to face business difficulties

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

Former Christie's director launches online venture

“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

April 2000Archive

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


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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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?

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

The new information technology has transformed traditional picture research


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?

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.