Introducing The Curator's Eye Introducing The Curator's Eye, a scholarly online exhibition connecting museums, collectors, and dealers with the finest art, antiques and historical objects available on the market.
News-Antique.com - Jan 13,2012 - BOSTON, MA - Introducing a new art market website, The Curatorís Eye (www.curatorseye.com). Launched in September of 2011, the site is a scholarly online exhibition connecting museums, collectors, and dealers with the finest art and antiques available on the market.
Co-founded by technology entrepreneurs and art market veterans Frederick Patzman and Sarah Hollenbeck Vallely, the site has attracted the attention and participation of seventy dealers to date, with 2,200 items worth approximately $100 million listed. It has seen a significant increase in visitors since its September launch, and based on the siteís Alexa web analytics ranking, it is already one of the top thirty art websites selling art and is likely to rocket higher, taking the collecting world by surprise.
Where other online platforms focus on contemporary art, The Curatorís Eye extends to all corners of the art market. The site has an encyclopedic offering of investment quality art in such categories as: antiquities from classical to Chinese; tribal art from Oceanic to Native American; decorative arts from American to European; fine paintings including old masters to contemporary; Asian works including Japanese paintings to Chinese porcelain and jade; among many other categories.
A streamlined, simple, and intuitive interface emphasizes the beauty of the objects on offer. Collectors can go straight to the category they already collect, or browse through thousands of museum-quality items on display. The Curatorís Eye also combines sophisticated ďGoogle-likeĒ algorithms with a team of experts to form its unique placement system. This system ensures the very best items have the most prominent display for the discerning collector.
The Curatorís Eye is a distinctive online art market that seamlessly integrates into the current structure of the high-end art world. For example, the Art and Antique Dealers League of America, one of the worldís premier dealer associations, has begun working with The Curatorís Eye and has an increasing number of dealers on the site.
A scholarly emphasis encourages sharing of expertise, as only the most qualified dealers with the highest of reputations are invited to share the best of their inventory through The Curatorís Eye. In the past few years, participating dealers have sold to over a hundred museums across the world, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Ashmolean, the Qatar Museum, and the National Gallery of Australia.
Along with attending art fairs and maintaining a permanent gallery space, by participating in The Curatorís Eye dealers can constantly exhibit their exceptional artwork to thousands more potential clients across the globe. As the art market expands globally, The Curatorís Eye is in the perfect position to connect a worldwide collecting base to individual dealers. Today, collectors from Uzbekistan, Oman, Egypt, France, Brazil, and Russia are among the registered users from over eighty countries. By establishing a centralized high-end art and antiques market online, The Curatorís Eye gives dealers the necessary scale and access to global markets and international collectors that are hard to come by as an individual small business.
The Curatorís Eye provides white glove service for dealers, allowing our