Monday, September 21, 2015

Auction houses battle for an online audience: a look at the stats


This week Skate’s released its "Fall 2015 Art E-Commerce and Media Report," taking a particularly close look at Kickstarter and the Dutch online auction house Catawiki, which “raised $82 million in funding in July, eclipsing any of its peers with the size of this funding round,” according to Skate’s. Impressive. The accompanying graph shows where Catawiki stacks up in the race to build an online audience against seven competitors, from online-only Paddle8 to giants like Sotheby’s and Christie’s, who are hoping to convert their brick-and-mortar expertise into digital gold. [link]