[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Art Market, meet Blockchain (article from ArtReview, by JJ Charlesworth)

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 21:09:08 CEST 2018


A review of Christie's Art + Tech Summit: Exploring Blockchain 
<https://christies.com/exhibitions/2018/art-and-tech-summit-exploring-blockchain#programmeinfo_Nav>, 
which took place on Tuesday in London:

https://artreview.com/opinion/online_opinion_jj_charlesworth_art_market_blockchain_christies/?utm_source=ArtReview+newsletters&utm_campaign=e8f93e8858-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_22_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_771b894a92-e8f93e8858-222819837&mc_cid=e8f93e8858&mc_eid=f30424ebd7

JJ Charlesworth is the same guy who wrote an article in ArtReview not so 
long ago about Maecenas, the blockchain-based forum for selling little 
bits of artwork online, which claims to 'democratise' the art market. 
He's obviously interested in the intersection between art markets, new 
technology, and the profit motive: 'But equally obvious in the push for 
a more trustworthy art market is the keen desire to make lots of money 
out of it. Inevitably, cryptocurrency approaches to financialising the 
art market loomed large.'

Interesting and infuriating in just about equal measure.
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