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ArtDaily is an Internet-based media company founded in 1996 by editor-in-chief Ignacio Villarreal and a group of professionals in the art world. Its website is presented as an online newspaper, with content updated each day of the week. The primary source of its stories are official press releases yet occasionally features original text by reporters from the field. Its headquarters are located in Mexico City.
Content and coverage
ArtDaily covers news stories on a variety of topics related to art: events related to figures in the world of visual art, painting, photography and sculpture. The site has sections dedicated to anecdotes, architecture, art fairs, artists, auctions, digital art, education, featured stories, galleries, milestones, museums, mythology, photographers, special photos, 3D images, screensavers, puzzles, special reports and 360 degree images.
ArtDaily also delivers a newsletter to a large base of international subscribers each day. An ArtDaily search engines allow visitors to access a large database of art facts. The site remains free and may be accessed by anyone.
ArtDaily was born when its editor, Ignacio Villarreal, took his passion for art and decided to showcase the art world through what was then an unconventional, new media - the Internet in 1996. Villarreal is one of Mexico's premiere graphic designers, art book editors and advertising creatives. Since the mid-1980s, Villarreal published an arts magazine titled Espacio. Following this magazine, he introduced another publication, titled Museums.
The resounding success of the Internet experiment motivated Villarreal to focus all art magazine activities exclusively online, merging this into ArtDaily, which became the first art newspaper on the net. The Huffington Post's HuffPost Art & Culture section cites ArtDaily as one of their linked sources.