“We have proven that collectors are now willing to buy and sell art online in the $100,000 to $2 million range with meaningful frequency,” says Gagosian director Alison McDonald, who oversees the gallery’s online viewing rooms, citing Gagosian’s 2019 sale of a painting by Albert Oehlen for $6 million through an online viewing room. The sale set a market record. “Because the viewing room exists online the artworks are available to anyone in the world, regardless of geography, we have been able to greatly expand our collector base internationally,” she says. … [Read more...] about How Gagosian grew digital sales 350% with one great idea
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Those two weeks [after the announcement] I was scrambling, trying to find a job, and it’s not easy to find a job, not easy to find a job in the summer, not easy to find a job you want. But I was taking all these meetings. And then suddenly the day came when the note was going to go out to staff, and I knew as soon as it goes—today in a public institution, a memo that’s written to staff ends up in the press automatically. When I was at Columbia, I used to write every note to my students as if it was being cc’d to Gawker because it often was, and Columbia Journalism School had its own category in Gawker. So I knew that would happen [and] I wanted to make sure that I also shared it. And, in fact, by the time I forwarded the note that was written internally, it had already been published in [arts journalist] Judy Dobrzynski’s blog about culture in the city. So it was pretty funny. … [Read more...] about How This Exec Used Social Media To Turn His Layoff Into A Career Reboot
Karma, GoPro’s new drone—or, excuse me, as GoPro calls it, “aerial capture device”—is another example of how the company is hoping to lure new user groups. The drone market, according to several analysts who follow the company, is potentially as large as the action-camera market, and faster growing, but it is already dominated by a big player, Chinese company DJI and its flagship product, the Phantom 4. “If [GoPro’s] drone is successful, that is one quick route to doubling the size of the company,” says Dougherty & Company analyst Charles Anderson. Speculation about the GoPro drone product had been fevered for the first half of 2016, and the company’s announcement in April that it would be delayed further hammered the stock. Now, Woodman believes, GoPro has nailed it, unveiling a package that includes a four-propeller drone, a GoPro Hero5 camera, a handheld remote, and a detachable, three-axis gimbal—or stabilization … [Read more...] about Can GoPro Rise Again?