More Art Sold Online than in Brick and Mortar Galleries

The Saatchi Gallery was based at County Hall 2...

The Saatchi Gallery was based at County Hall 2003–2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this BBC article, more art is sold online than in galleries. This is the first I’ve read of this. Over the past few years there has been an ongoing debate, and even a snobbery perhaps against online galleries. It seems the tides have turned!

Read this article, including a quote regarding Saatchi online gallery sales vs physical gallery sales—http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23054641

PLEASE NOTE: Keep trying the links–you may receive an error message, but you will get through to the article if you keep trying.

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14 thoughts on “More Art Sold Online than in Brick and Mortar Galleries

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  2. How amazing to come across your blog post when I just have been thinking about similar things; how the 2-D images of art take on new lives of their own, as opposed to the actual object. I’ll definitely check these links out.

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  3. Finally, the tides are shifting in a more democratic, and meritocratic, form of art sales. It’s pretty hard to break into this business, and one of biggest obstacles is not having enough capital to get noticed by a large audience. Hopefully, now things won’t just be dominated by a handful of fat cats. Let the general public deicide what they like; not just aficionados who have been told what is worth what! I trust mankind’s capacity to decide for themselves what they consider to be aesthetically pleasing.

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