fine art

  • With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

    With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

    Ebay is generally credited with being the first company to bring auctions — a system that, for nearly 2,500 years, had exclusively taken place live in noisy, public (and offline) forums — into the Digital Era. But, today, in spite of the fact that eCommerce has become a thriving global industry, with online marketplaces collectively topping $1 trillion in sales last year, one market… Read More

  • Van Gogh Goes East: Online Auctioneer Saffronart Launches India’s First-Ever Sale Of Western Art

    Van Gogh Goes East: Online Auctioneer Saffronart Launches India’s First-Ever Sale Of Western Art

    As the art world and the market for fine art and collectible items have becoming increasingly international, one would think digital platforms and technology would help speed their growth, open up new markets, and make transactions more seamless. After all, eBay was founded in the mid-90’s. When one looks to the international scene to find the prime movers of tech-based platforms, one of… Read More

  • DS Lite Makes Museum Rounds


    The Japanese are using the DS Lite for all sorts of stuff. Case in point, museum-goers at Japan’s Nation Western Fine Arts Museum can now borrow a DS Lite from the front desk. The portable comes loaded with all sorts of museum guide information that displays automatically when one enters a particular gallery. Users can sort through information using the unit’s touchscreen and… Read More