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Cheer Up, Larry!

by Corinna Kirsch on December 14, 2012
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Larry Gagosian has been having a bad day. We wrote him a letter to make him feel better.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Three Art Websites You (Maybe) Need to Know

by Paddy Johnson on April 25, 2012
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Someone in web 2.0 land figured out that there aren't enough art websites. Now, new websites are popping up. Here, I'll discuss a few of the upcoming sites to watch out for, what you can do with them and whether you'll want to use them.

Read the full article → Not Yet Netflix for Art

by Paddy Johnson on March 28, 2012
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Wouldn’t it be great if we had a Pandora for art? It would! You’d be introduced to hundreds of new artworks you actually liked and some you might even be able to buy. Cool. So, to accomplish that, we’re gonna remove the names of all the galleries you can purchase work from, make sure you can’t look at any video, and only include a fraction of the 20th century’s most important artists in our database. Wait, what?

Read the full article → Uses Art World Handshake as Profit Model

by Paddy Johnson on June 13, 2011
Thumbnail image for Uses Art World Handshake as Profit Model, a new online art database that uses the genome technology of Pandora to make suggestions based on the shared characteristics of art works launches this week, and they’ve revealed their pricing model. It’s really strange. As reported by The Art Newspaper:

Rather than pay a subscription fee, participating galleries are asked to pay a sales commission: 15% of the first $10,000 profit (the amount remaining once the dealer has paid the artist's share and production costs), and 10% of anything above that. As sales are conducted off-site, is reliant on the honesty of the participating galleries.

I have a few concerns about this as a profit model.

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