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Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive join forces for a charity exhibition and online auction

In 2012, 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer revealed that contemporary art sales had reached $5.5 billion that year from auctions alone. The astonishing number sparked a large debate about the price of art, since its value is mostly based on the informed yet subjective opinions, and oftentimes media hype. The upshot to this is that seemingly more people than ever are interested in viewing, buying …

Paddles ON!

Auction house Phillips partners with Tumblr for its first ever digital art auction, selling YouTube videos and video game screenshots

Although its main focus has been on contemporary art and design in the last decade, Phillips has never held an auction dedicated to digital art—until now. The historic international auction house partnered with Tumblr (undoubtedly one of the most popular platforms used by emerging and established digital artists to share their work) for Paddles ON!, an exhibition and auction curated by Lindsay Howard that showcases …