Congratulations again to all top 128 ArtParis Showdown artists! This year was the first edition of a partnership between Saatchi Online and Art Paris, which provided a selection of Saatchi Online artists from all over with the opportunity to exhibit at the Grand Palais during the fair.
This first partnership with a major international fair in Europe also gave the occasion to guest artists to meet at the Saatchi booth, share their online experience with visitors and the Saatchi team and comment on their own art as it was being displayed on big digital HD screens.
As Denis Humeau, one of the top 128 selected artists present on the fair puts it: “It is a magical and truly beautiful venue. What a great opportunity to be sharing such a space with the greatest galleries and contemporary artists! You guys made us a beautiful gift and I think this exposure to the best of the art world will help me a lot moving forward.”
For us at Saatchi Online this was also a unique opportunity to share our vision of the art experience in the digital age. Needless to say Art Paris visitors (estimated to be about 50,000 this year) were very intrigued by both the art and the interactive experience proposed at the Saatchi booth.
Finally the feedback from our numerous visitors, great interactions with the artists at the booth and quality of the works we were able to display next to some of the best galleries of the market all confirmed one thing: Social curation has a unique role to play in today’s art world by gathering a global community of art lovers and artists and enabling continuous discovery of new art and talents from all over.
Get ready for more discoveries and new art experiences on Saatchi Online and at Art Paris 2012! In the meantime, congratulations again to our four winners: Simis Gatieno, Ela Zubrowska, Richard T Scott, Gaston Carrio