or at an international art fair is something any artist would love to have. This interaction with the real art world is a unique feature of the Saatchi Online site.
4. Charles Saatchi: Any association with Charles Saatchi has to be a huge positive for a website. It is good to know that Charles Saatchi is still a majority shareholder in Saatchi Online and that Bruce has regular contact with him.
5. Collections: One of my favourite features of the site is the featured collections area. Featured collections allows members to create collections of works from the works that artists have submitted to the site. Allowing members to curate their own space gives those members who are not artists the chance to be creative and gives the artists whose work is chosen to be in the spaces a bit of extra exposure. Brilliant !!
Finally, I would like to provide a quote from Bruce that I think sums up his vision for Saatchi Online:
People crave a sense of community with those who share their passions, their obsessions and even their trials. Saatchi Online will be home to art lovers and artists everywhere. I fully expect several of the art luminaries of the next century to be discovered here first. Bruce Livingstone
To check out the new Saatchi Online go to http://www.saatchionline.com
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications