New digital platform to trade artwork


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

The launch was attended by ambassadors from several nations.

ARTISTS, art collectors and art galleries now have a digital platform to get connected and share their art with the launch of ArteSpree.

The new online platform allows people in the art world to connect directly with one another to view and trade artwork, regardless of location.

National Art Gallery director-general Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa launched the platform, the first of its kind in Malaysia, at the National Art Gallery.

“This will create possibilities for sharing Malaysian art with people around the world.

Choong (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Prof Mohamad Najib at the launch of the ArteSpree online portal. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

Choong (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Prof Mohamad Najib at the launch of the ArteSpree online portal. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

“The idea is to have a digital space for art creators, art galleries and art enthusiasts or collectors to meet, learn and transact,” said Centurise Group strategist Mi-Ki Choong.

ArteSpree was created as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) IT project by the group as a result of Choong’s interest in art.

The project aims to democratise art through building public awareness that art can be for everyone, and by giving greater access to a wider audience.

“ArteSpree started in Malaysia with the intention of helping the Malaysian art community. Today, we are able to take this to a global scale and contribute to the world art community,” Choong said.

There are already several Malaysian and a few international artists registered with ArteSpree, and art enthusiasts can browse and shop for artwork as well as make arrangements for shipping and delivery online.

There are no registration fees and new users can enjoy the benefit of receiving alerts on the latest works and upcoming events.

For details, visit www.artespree.com

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