The Art Fair Boom Is Forever Changing the Way the Art Market Does Business

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I ran across this article by Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle a contributor to Forbes magazine. I find this to be a very interesting read. It’s not short, but readable.

Seems Galleries are facing some stiff competition, but they have since the late 90s. Technology has affected them and Art Fairs or just exhibitions in general, not to mention societal changes…

Here are the above photo credits: Installation view of the Ben Brown Fine Arts booth showing works by Vik Muniz and Claude Lalanne at The Armory Show 2016 (Photo BFA. Courtesy of The Armory Show 2016)

Here is a link to the full article on Forbes

About the Author

Bill West
The founder and director of several art and sculpture related marketing companies along with their companion websites. Bill West is all about Art, Sculpture. Music, Architecture, Technology and items that move like cars and all motion related cool - all things Spatial. Bill West first became involved in the visual communications industry in 1972. Starting with a Craft store, then moving into commercial and fine arts store and both wholesale and retail as well as publishing our own 300 page catalog. That morphed in as gallery and large custom picture frame operation. Soon after that we ventured into drafting and engineering supply company and large scale photo reprographics services operation with complete large format color lab! Next came a Computer graphics systems integration company. Selling both cad/cam systems and micro-computer design cad systems which integrated AutoCad and 3D visualization programs to the PC. Always a forward thinker, Bill can spot market changes in the making and is good at positioning companies to benefit from that eventuality. A good example of this seeming clairvoyance is the way he jumped on the internet in 1993. By 1995 he had created a respected internet marketing business catering to the visual arts community.

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