A Fairy Tale by Cat Weaver, illustrated by Google, Artspace, The Art Newspaper, Artnews, Artsy, and Artnome
There is an insistence in ye olde art worlde that technology (if it is not being used as a medium) is hokum. Inside the culture castle, dear old fashioned patrons insist upon quaint ethical texts that tell them “collectors don’t sell” and” fine art is not about decor” even as they surround themselves with it and deaccession as they will.
These high net worth individuals (HNWI) whose stalwart backs are pressed against the doors of their caving fortress guard a huge luxury market full of culture, i.e. mystery, i.e. riches, i.e. collector’s items, i.e. elite pleasure.
Meanwhile, outside the bulwarks, waves of horrid monsters crush in: “speculators” with bitcoin wallets a-bulge, millennials eerily inseparable from tiny lit screens, and —most scorned (though least dreaded)— hordes of ignorant rubes looking for a culture fix via Artsy or Paddle8 or (shiver) E-Bay!
Steel yourselves: HNWIs! Teach the children well and perhaps the door will h—
The Madding Crowds
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July 16, 2018
The New Wave
July 20, 2018
The Doubts & Dreams
Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market
July 23, 2018
The software has the potential to improve transparency, copyright and ownership issues
Aug 31, 2016