Art Tech

World Edges Closer to Being Able to Buy Art With Bitcoins, Thanks to Paddle8 and the Winklevii

Paddle8, the auction startup backed by Damien Hirst, Jay Jopling and Matthew Mellon, is already a pioneering art world tech company. They made it possible for collectors to buy art from the comfort of an iPad screen.

Now, according to an article in Fast Company, it’s clearing even more antiquated road blocks—constantly fluctuating exchange rates, endless Read More

human resources

BAM Curator Dave Harper to Paddle8

Harper. (Courtesy PMC)

Online auction house Paddle8 has recruited Dave Harper, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s first curator of visual art, as director of special projects and client development. During his six years at BAM, Mr. Harper curated dozens of exhibitions, created multiple benefit portfolios and—perhaps most relevantly—organized seven silent auctions that collectively raised almost $2 million for the museum. BAMart and Paddle8 partnered on an online auction earlier this year. Read More

art basel miami beach 2012

Michael Stipe, Ryan Trecartin and RoseLee Goldberg Take Part in GIFS Festival

Michael Stipe, stil of animated GIF, 2012:
"It's all the things that are basically obsolete thanks to the digital revolution; tv, film, landlines."
- Michael Stipe, 2012

Michael Stipe, RoseLee Goldberg, Ryan Trecartin and the Rodarte sisters are just some of the artists and curators signed up to take part in “Moving the Still: A Festival of GIFS,” the “first ever large-scale open call and exhibition” dedicated to GIFS as an art form, both in digital and real space. The festival, which is being presented by Paddle8, the online site for art collectors, and Tumblr, the social blogging platform, will launch its online call for submissions on Oct. 17. Read More

web exhibitions

Paddle8 and Visionaire Launch ‘Oscar Niemeyer in 3-D’

Image courtesy Michelle Finocchi

Paddle8, the online art market, and Visionaire, the fashion publication that doubles as an artful collectible, teamed up for Visionaire’s Rio issue to commission “Oscar Niemeyer in 3-D,” a special portfolio of 3-D slides showcasing the iconic work of architect Oscar Niemeyer built from the 1940s through the 1990s in Rio, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. Today, you can view the images in a web-only exhibition. Read More