The video does a superb job at outlining the inherent connection between artists and galleries at the highest level, explaining how and why that connection builds financial profits and successful careers for both parties.
about the video:
” Being Good in business is the most fascinating kind of art “
– Andy Warhol
What does an art gallery do for an artist? What fuels the global expansion of galleries like Gagosian and White Cube? And how has the internet affected the way galleries do business?
In the second installment of “The Art Market Series (in Four Parts),” we look at the complex ecosystem of commercial galleries to probe these questions—and get to the root of how galleries effectively steward artists’ careers, promote their work, and protect their markets. Gallerists, artists, and art-world influencers like Amalia Dayan, Daniella Luxembourg, Dominique Lévy, Michele Maccarone, Elmgreen & Dragset, Josh Baer, Stefan Simchowitz, and Sarah Thornton provide their insights. Galleries is the second installment of a four-part documentary series, preceded by Auctions and followed by Patrons and Art Fairs. Together, the four segments tell a comprehensive story about the art market’s history and cultural influence, providing an approachable yet nuanced introduction to a extraordinary subject. Visit Artsy.net/art-market-series to watch all the films. The series is produced in collaboration with UBS and directed by Oscar Boyson.
Artsy is a free online platform designed to connect collectors to art. Artsy’s search engine and database draw connections and map relationships among works of art. Led by Carter Cleveland, computer science graduate from Princeton and Sebastian Cwilich, former executive of Christie’s and Haunch of Venison director, Artsy aims “to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.”
Artsy is backed by a group of investors, including Eric Schmidt, Wendi Murdoch, Dasha Zhukova, Thrive Capital, Jack Dorsey, Bob Pittman, Rich Barton, Jim Breyer, Keith Rabois, David Tisch, Chris Dixon, Peter Thiel, Charlie Cheever, Dave Morin, and David Kidder. John Elderfield, former chief curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art serves as Artsy’s senior advisor and Larry Gagosian and Marc Glimcher, president of Pace Gallery, are advisors.