Comments on: Democratizing art http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-9293 Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:18:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-9293 There is something seriously creepy about the quote in the first paragraph. If she makes her living by getting people to feel stupid for missing out on what all the cool kids are doing, she needs to go find an honest line of work.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-9166 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:20:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-9166 In addition to being digital rather than C-prints (mostly) AND high quality for all the ones I have received, it is probably incorrect that they will not “last out the century”. Since encapsulation technology was widely implemented a few years ago, quality digital pigment prints should have a very long life. Of course, we will have to wait to prove that, but one should not be concerned about longevity if you dont display your prints in direct sunlight.

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By: Mark http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-9078 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:20:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-9078 One minor point: very few of 20×200 pieces are properly called “C-Prints,” as the term is generally used. In my experience, they’re digital inkjet prints. The ones I have gotten have all been of a uniformly high quality.Revealing my art industry nerd-dom, there has been at least one 20×200 piece up for auction over the past year. It was from Ms. Bekman’s special series with Blind Spot (Aperture), two pieces by the Starn Brothers. It was in PdP’s “Sunday@Phillips” event in April, and realized $600, over a high estimate of $400. Of course, within the photography world, the Starn Brothers are already more or less stars. (http://www.phillipsdepury.com/auctions/ lot-detail.aspx?sn=NY000109&search=&p=&o rder=&lotnum=268)

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By: Franco Campese http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-9044 Sat, 21 Nov 2009 23:29:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-9044 She definitely has the ability to attract and gain new collectors. Great idea!

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By: Jen Bekman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-8986 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:40:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-8986 Thanks for all the kind words, Felix. I’d rather convince the woman w. a $2000 to buy a $2000 piece of art, or even a $10,000 one, but you have to start somewhere!Regarding A’s post — we’ve had RSS feeds since launch, but we don’t prominently feature all of our feeds. New artwork is always announced on the mailing list ahead of being introduced on the site; that’s where most people keep up with us.

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By: Avnee http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-8936 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:06:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-8936 I think its a great idea that Bekman has put forward, anyone who is conscious about the art they have bought or the art industry in general should be able talk about their art passionately and with conviction. Furthermore, Bekman’s idea of bringing art to everyone is one that needs to be talked and discussed more, in so doing art will be able to cross over many borders and will no longer be a luxury limited to the affluent. Whether is $20 or $20,000, art matters no matter what the price tag is.For those of you wanting to be in the know about art and up and coming auctions and exhibitions, etc check out the following website which I have found very useful, its a great resource:www.artsandcollections.com

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By: A http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/comment-page-1/#comment-8928 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:41:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/18/democratizing-art/#comment-8928 I see that she finally put in an RSS feed, took her forever to do that… Now I might actually pay attention to what they are selling — not going to check a web site every day to see what new art they have!

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