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WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD | 12:00-1:30 pm
WHERE: Lex 1, SOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE OF ART | 570 LExington ave, New York, NY 10022

ART + TECH with Artsy Engineers

Presenter: Devang Thakkar, Head of Auctions, Artsy

In this lecture we go on a journey of how buying art online has evolved with time. We look at the dot-com boom and bust and follow the journey from Artnet to Amazon. We look at the different business models from partnerships to disruption that have been deployed by both - existing art market players (e.g. auction houses, galleries and fairs) to new-age players (e.g. paddle8 and artsy) and how things have fared over the years. Finally we look at the full picture from the point of view of an art buyer and see what the present and future opportunities look like.

This event is only open to Sotheby’s Institute students, faculty, alumni, and staff. If you are interested in applying to our MA program and would like to attend this event, please contact admissions: