2014-02-07

A paradigm shift for art galleries?

Peter Sherman, brittisk konstnär verksam i Sverige, är veckans gästbloggare. Peter är en frekvent utställare vid olika konstmässor i Sverige samt vid “art fairs abroad”. Nya mässor för samtida konst dyker ständigt upp och med detta som bakgrund, ställer sig Peter frågan:
A paradigm shift for art galleries?
Internet sites with quality and art fairs are changing the ways we choose and buy artwork.
Saatchi Art www.saatchiart.com is now established as the leading site for purchasing contemporary art online. It promotes artists from all around the world and through selective profiling by established art curators (anyone can upload their art to the site) focuses on high quality works by established and upcoming artists. The site contains articles on visits to artists’ studios, competitions, theme events, advisory services for buyers and much more.

The Economist recently published this article on the power of art fairs as opposed to the weakness of traditional art galleries. We have a few similar events in Stockholm but I would expect even more in the future.

By Peter Sherman

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Verk av Peter Sherman utställt under FoKo Art To Go november 2013

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