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July 23, 2021
3 min read

Artist Yanko and Musician Masego Teams up in a Sound-Scored NFT Drop

NEW YORK, July 23, 2021 – Artist Kennedy Yanko and Musician Masego teamed up to create an NFT masterpiece that uniquely combines music and physical artwork. The duo’s NFT drop will be auctioned off on the newly launched peer-to-peer art trading platform LiveArt Market beginning Wednesday, July 28.

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July 22, 2021
5 min read

Artists Kennedy Yanko and Masego Collaborate for Sound-Scored NFT

NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 – When the musician Masego saw a 2018 suspended sculpture made from molded “paint skin” and metal titled Purity by the artist Kennedy Yanko, he created music from sounds he heard in response to the swirling black-white-and-gray palate of the piece. The resultant collaborative animated digital artwork, also called "Purity", will be offered as a nonfungible token, or NFT, in an auction on the peer-to-peer art trading platform LiveArt Market beginning Wednesday.

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July 22, 2021
4 min read

Artist Kennedy Yanko Discusses Multisensory Art

NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 – Brooklyn-based painter-sculptor Kennedy Yanko is sharing her art in different dimensions. One of Yanko’s signature paint skin and metal sculptures from 2018, “Purity,” was the starting point for a digital interpretation that features a musical composition by musician Masego. The one-of-one animated digital artwork and companion track have been minted and will be sold by LiveArt Market, a peer-to-peer platform, as an NFT in an online auction that gets underway Wednesday.

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July 7, 2021
2 min read

Amani Lewis Curates LiveArt's Inaugural Primary Show, "When Two or More are Gathered"

NEW YORK, July 7, 2021 – LiveArt, the digital peer-to-peer marketplace that places control into the hands of artists and collectors, is pleased to present When Two or More are Gathered, an exhibition of 13 contemporary artists curated by Amani Lewis.

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June 30, 2021
2 min read

Observer Arts Power 50: Adam Chinn

NEW YORK, June 30, 2021 – The former COO of Sotheby’s, Adam Chinn, came into the art world through mergers and acquisitions law and investment banking. His new art platform, LiveArt, with partners Boris Pevzner and John Auerbach, provides a peer-to-peer online space for buyers and sellers of art.

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June 29, 2021
6 min read

Hybrid Auctions Are Now the Norm. Will Galleries Follow Suit?

NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 – Is there a hybrid version of the artist’s opening or group show? LiveArt, the private dealing platform, is experimenting with that today with the opening of “When Two or More are Gathered,” a show of 13 contemporary artists curated by artist Amani Lewis. The show is being presented digitally on the website LiveArt.market and physically at Sperone Westwater gallery in New York.

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June 25, 2021
5 min read

LiveArt Opens First Primary Art Show With Physical Works and NFTs

NEW YORK, June 22, 2021 – The artist Amani Lewis has curated an exhibition for the digital marketplace LiveArt that features physical artworks alongside related nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.

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June 22, 2021
5 min read

LiveArt To Present Inaugural Primary Show

NEW YORK, June 22, 2021 – LiveArt, the digital peer-to-peer marketplace that places control into the hands of artists and collectors, is pleased to present "When Two or More are Gathered," an exhibition of 13 contemporary artists curated by Amani Lewis.

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June 16, 2021
8 min read

Anonymous peer-to-peer trading platform LiveArt Market launches with $5m of sales already—but how on earth does it work?

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 –⁠ Buyers and sellers will never know each others identity when transacting through the online site, but its founders say such privacy encourages trust and transparency.

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June 16, 2021
4 min read

LiveArt Market Opens Trading | Works by Basquiat, Kusama, Kruger, Picasso, and More

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 –⁠ LiveArt has launched LiveArt Market to the public, the digital peer-to-peer marketplace that places control into the hands of sellers and buyers.

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June 16, 2021
2 min read

LiveArt Market Opens Trading

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 –⁠ Digital Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Achieves Sales Approaching $5 Million During First Days of Limited Launch Including Six-Figure Prices for Works by Amoako Boafo & Ed Clark. 1,000 Works of Art Valued at $120 Million in Pipeline for Sale

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June 16, 2021
6 min read

LiveArt Launches Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 –⁠ LiveArt.market—a peer-to-peer art trading platform that offers price transparency and circumvents intermediaries such as auction houses and galleries—officially went live on Wednesday.

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May 6, 2021
4 min read

Technology Drives the Art Trade

NEW YORK, May 6, 2021 –⁠ Three senior former Sotheby’s staffers are among the management of a new company that turns private sales digital. Adam Chinn, who was Sotheby’s chief operating officer; John Auerbach, previously in charge of its digital business; and George O’Dell, a contemporary art specialist who ran Sotheby’s private sales in London, are behind LiveArt, a platform that enables collectors to connect directly, and to artists, with levels of anonymity as required.

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May 5, 2021
12 min read

Art World Players Rethink the Auction Marketplace

NEW YORK, May 5, 2021 – A new peer-to-peer digital platform lets high-end collectors buy and sell without the middleman

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May 5, 2021
5 min read

Auction House Veterans Unveil New Data and Private Dealing Platform

NEW YORK, May 5, 2021 ⁠–⁠ A group of former auction house heavyweights, including Sotheby’s former Chief Operating Officer, Adam Chinn, offer LiveArt as a solution to the private market problem.

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