Sotheby’s and Artsy have just announced their collaboration on an online-only auction.
The sale will be assembled utilizing Sotheby’s consignment expertise and relationships together with Artsy’s data-driven insights into collecting, presenting bidders with an exciting range of Contemporary works tailored to today’s interests and tastes.
This sale represents the first major auction house offering works for sale on Artsy, the technology startup, and an unprecedented approach to sourcing consignments for Sotheby’s.
The time-based auction of Contemporary Art will focus exclusively on artworks responding to popular culture and daily life in a digital age. The timely theme of the creation and the sharing of images and information through digital platforms is a modern phenomenon that defines our everyday experiences.
The sale, which is the first of its kind to be organized by Sotheby’s, will feature a range of emerging and established contemporary artists who explore painting, sculpture, photography, and video through innovative practices.
Bidding will be open for several days and happen in real time through Artsy’s online auction technology via the Artsy website and iPhone and iPad apps, while being co-promoted on Sothebys.com.
Russell Tovey, British actor turned collector, curator, podcast host and “art geek”, has teamed up with Sotheby’s for the ‘Contemporary Curated’ auction in London, which will open for bidding from 6-13 April.
On the heels of Sotheby’s successful summer sales in May and June 2020, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction is to present artworks by leading post-war and contemporary artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Calder, Tom Wesselmann, Ed Ruscha, Albert Oehlen, Haring, Basquait and Yoshitomo Nara.
Artsy, the leading international online marketplace for buying and selling new art, is delighted to announce a formal partnership with Artlogic, the leading inventory management system for galleries.
Moments ago, a sale of eight ultra-rare and pristine artist-created sneakers dropped on Sothebys.com in a sale titled ‘Cult Canvas.’ All made exclusively by Nike, the items celebrate the cross section between art and fashion, illustration and design, and sport and culture.