In the months since COVID-19 shut down most traditional in-person avenues for viewing and purchasing art, virtual reality (VR) has become increasingly prevalent as a tool for conducting business. The transition to virtual space has required art-world players to adapt to the challenges—and possibilities—that come with operating in a medium that is in many ways still largely unexplored. Read more →
The omission of people of color from the arts has resulted in devastating sociological implications, not only for the African continent and Diaspora, but for our entire modern world. This comprehensive lack of understanding of the substantial expertise that has facilitated modern and ancient culture has led to enormous discrimination, fanned by hundreds of years of oppression and cultural appropriation. It is obvious that the art world needs a major shakeup.
Scammers target art galleries because their clients tend to be wealthy, while cybertheft is much more likely than the physical theft of an artwork. Elena Goukassian has collected experts’ advice on how to avoid financial loss when acquiring a new and exciting artwork.
Unlike in past crises, the determining factor now is not so much the size of the gallery but its digital nimbleness. Those who were already starting to crack the e-commerce code before the pandemic are well ahead. Others are playing a stressful game of catch-up. Read more →
There is no industry that has gone untouched by the widespread disruption of the coronavirus. The art world, like all other sectors, is quickly grappling with rapidly evolving challenges. Although there is no clear roadmap on how to move forward, the team at Huntington T. Block has seen a few trends among galleries, art dealers, collectors, artists, art fairs, and more that are smart to have on your radar.