Saatchi Art

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Saatchi Art
TypeSubsidiary
FoundedSanta Monica, California
(May 1, 2006)
Headquarters
1655 26th Street
Santa Monica, California
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Key people
Websitewww.saatchiart.com

Saatchi Art Group is a Los Angeles-based[1] e-commerce platform and online art gallery.[2][3][4][5] Saatchi Art Group is composed of the Saatchi Art online marketplace, The Other Art Fair, and the group's Hospitality Art Advisory.[6] The shop category at Saatchi are Paintings, Photography, Fine Art Prints and Sculpture.

History[edit]

Saatchi Art was founded in 2006 as Saatchi Online, owned by Charles Saatchi.[7]

In August 2014, it was bought by Demand Media, Inc. (currently Leaf Group).[8] In 2021, Graham Holdings Company bought Leaf Group LTD.[5]

Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s chief curator and vice president, was formerly a director at the Saatchi Gallery in London, where she helped launch the gallery's online presence.[9]

In 2018, Saatchi Art debuted its hospitality art advisory services, offering art programming for hotels, restaurants, residential buildings, and healthcare institutions. The senior hospitality art advisory team has curated artworks for Four Seasons, Nobu Hotels, 1 Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and other brands.[10]

In 2023, Sarah Meller was appointed CEO of Saatchi Art.[11][12]

Controversies[edit]

In November 2014, Charles Saatchi, the owner of Saatchi Gallery, initiated multiple legal actions in the United Kingdom's Chancery Division of High Court of Justice against Demand Media, the current owners of Saatchi Art.[13] Charles Saatchi's contention arose from an alleged breach of an intellectual property agreement dated February 18, 2010, prompting him to ask Demand Media to cease using the “Saatchi Art” name and to compensate him for profits made from the name since the alleged breach. He also alleged that the low average transaction price on Saatchi Art might dilute the Saatchi brand's association with the high-end art market.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rebecca Wilson hopes ..." LA Weekly. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  2. ^ Bridget Mallon. "The 30 best sites to buy art online". Elle Magazine. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ Lee, Jin Woo; Lee, Soo Hee (2019). "User participation and valuation in digital art platforms: the case of Saatchi Art" (PDF). European Journal of Marketing. 53 (6): 1125–1151. doi:10.1108/EJM-12-2016-0788. S2CID 169809290.
  4. ^ Fassio, Sarah (2019). "The Winner Takes It All – die Online-Galerie als Demokratisierungsansatz eines von Intransparenz geprägten Kunstmarktes?". In Pöllmann, Lorenz; Herrmann, Clara (eds.). Der digitale Kulturbetrieb: Strategien, Handlungsfelder und Best Practices des digitalen Kulturmanagements. Springer Gabler. pp. 249–269. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-24030-1_12. ISBN 978-3-658-24030-1. S2CID 189429904.
  5. ^ a b <Eliot, Austen. "Saatchi Art, Equal Opportunity to Sell and Own Original Art".
  6. ^ "Saatchi Art partners with design pros to bring fine art to any size project". Business of Home. 2022-12-06. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
  7. ^ Abrams, Amah-Rose (2015-05-12). "Saatchi Sues Saatchi Art". Artnet News. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  8. ^ "Demand Media Hires Sean Moriarty, Ex-CEO of Ticketmaster, as Chief Exec". Variety. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Women in Business Q&A: Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art". HuffPost. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
  10. ^ "Saatchi Art partners with design pros to bring fine art to any size project". Business of Home. 2022-12-06. Retrieved 2023-10-26.
  11. ^ "Saatchi Art Group Appoints New CEO". Furniture Lighting & Decor. 2023-06-07. Retrieved 2023-11-24.
  12. ^ "New executives at Caracole, Brown Jordan, Cosentino and more". Business of Home. 2023-07-03. Retrieved 2023-11-24.
  13. ^ Abrams, Amah-Rose (2015-05-12). "Saatchi Sues Saatchi Art". Artnet News. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  14. ^ "Charles Saatchi Sues Online Platform Saatchi Art to Stop It From Using His Name". Artnet. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  15. ^ Harley, Nicola (12 December 2014). "Saatchi takes his former righthand woman to court". Retrieved 22 July 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.

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