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The Online Art Market Series Part III – Brick & Mortar Galleries begin to move more online

Art Market, The Latest By July 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

The fourth part of this series looks at the traditional gallery space.  Admittedly I know least about the traditional art space and running a gallery. However, if you look at the top four stats given by the report on galleries to me you have an industry on its heels and in survival mode.   74% of the galleries surveyed believe…

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The Online Art Market Series Part II – Online Galleries Need a Double Espresso!

Art Market, The Latest By June 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 5 Comments

We have seen tremendous growth in online platforms the past five years going from 30 to 300+ online platforms.  However, as articulated in the last part of the series (which looked at the buyer experience) I feel that online platforms need to step it up when it comes to being innovative and to understanding the needs of the consumer.  For…

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The Online Art Market Series Part I – Why buyers have yet to sink their teeth into the “sleeping art world”

Art Market, The Latest By June 17, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 7 Comments

In this 5-part series, I review the art market as outlined in the Online Art Trade Report by Hilcox.  First, I look at the art market and buyer journey, then the online art galleries and how technology plays a role. Next, I look at how traditional galleries are utilizing technology followed by the artist’s journey selling online. Lastly, I look…

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As Vango turns three, we look at our position in the art world.

Art Market, The Latest By June 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 12 Comments

Vango turned three this month! Every year we reflect on what we’ve accomplished the past year and what we’ll do over the next 12 months to achieve our mission: to improve the experience of buying/selling art.  Admittedly, we have done far more for buyers than artists (something we’ll come back to). This year our anniversary coincided with the release of…

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5 Influential Artists of the 20th Century

Vango Weekly 5 By October 6, 2016 Tags: , , 2 Comments

The 20th century was a time of rapid artistic change and development where preconceived, traditional concepts were challenged. The role of the artist, the relationship between representation and significance, and the growing relevance of mass-produced visual images were considered and redefined. Here’s five artists who revolutionized the art of the 20th century. 5. Jackson Pollock 4. Salvador Dali 3. Claude Monet…

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Art in SF is Not Dead: Artist You Need to Know, Dilcia Giron

Artist Spotlight By September 15, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Regardless of the re-opening of the highly-lauded SF MoMa a few months ago, it has been said more recently than in past years, that here in San Francisco, art is dead. And to that I would say, “is it?” Let’s not discredit or disservice our artists who are, as far as I can tell with my own eyeballs and also meeting them, creating…

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