Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming and media services provider founded on 23 April 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. It is the world’s largest music streaming service provider, with over 381 million monthly active users, including 172 million paying subscribers, as of September 2021. Spotify has $7.7 billion worth of assets with a net income of -$658 million in 2021.Read More
Salvatore Garau has sold his latest invisible sculpture. The work, titled “I Am,” doesn’t exist except in the artist’s imagination. The buyer gets a stamped certificate in exchange for $18,000.Read More
Bidding started at $100 and ended at $69,346,250. This was the first digital art piece to be auctioned off and third highest payment in history for a work produced by a living artist. Safe to say digital art and NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) are the future of Art, collecting and investing.
Bob Ross + Banksy collab. Brilliant.
Last year, it was widely reported that Sean Combs had acquired the Kerry James Marshall painting “Past Times” for $21 million, and that it was the highest sale price for a living black artist. Read More
Interview with Big Sean’s amazing Mom Myra Anderson about the Sean Anderson Foundation (SAF) and the upcoming Detroit’s On Now (DON) Weekend. Also an interview with Travis Wilder, entrepreneur and Founder of Spiritual Sport Socks and artist Kim Bell who have collaborated on some very exciting designs.
Bill Traylor is a self-taught artist born in Alabama in a 1854.
His life spanned slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow- he never lived to experience any civil rights or freedoms that white Americans were handed at that time. Read More
Right after the hammer fell, Banksy self destructed/shredded his own work after it sold for 953,829 pounds ($1.25m USD) at the Sotheby‘s evening auction on the 5th of October 2018!!!
After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers,” which fetched $179.4 million at Christie’s in May 2015. The buyer was not immediately disclosed. The painting was dismissed as a copy and sold for only $60 in 1958, acquired by a group of art dealers for $10,000 in 2005 and finally after being completely restored and authenticated as an Original Da Vinci, sold for $450.3 million.
Source: NY Times