Artsy Press

2019 December

Artsy Names Everette Taylor As Chief Marketing Officer

Artsy announced the appointment of Everette Taylor as Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created role for the business. Everette, a respected marketer, entrepreneur, and digital art-world leader, joins Artsy—effective immediately— from ET Enterprises, which he founded in 2013 and where he has served as CEO.

2019 September

Artsy Appoints Jeffrey Yin As Company’s General Counsel

Artsy announced the appointment of Jeffrey Yin as General Counsel. Jeffrey was most recently General Counsel for XO Group, Inc—parent company of The Knot, the #1 marketplace for wedding planning—which was led by Mike Steib prior to his appointment as Artsy’s CEO in June this year.

2019 June

Artsy Names Mike Steib Chief Executive Officer And Appoints Artsy Founder, Carter Cleveland Executive Chairman

Artsy announced the appointments of Mike Steib (formerly CEO of The Knot, the world's largest wedding platform) and Artsy's Founder & former CEO Carter Cleveland as Executive Chairman.

Artsy Appoints Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Sandy Cass As Interim Chief Operations Officer

Artsy announced the appointment of Sandy Cass, Artsy's Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s interim Chief Operations Officer on July 10, when Sebastian Cwilich, Artsy’s President, Co-Founder, and COO will transition to his Senior Advisor position for the company.

2019 May

Artsy and The Store X Celebrate the Opening of Photo London with an Evening of Photography and Music

Artsy and The Store X celebrated the opening of Photo London with a party and photography exhibition at 180 The Strand on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

2019 April

Artsy Appoints Marina Garcia-Vasquez as Editor-in-Chief of Artsy Editorial

Artsy announced the appointment of Marina Garcia-Vasquez as Editor-in-Chief of Artsy Editorial, the most-read online art publication. Marina brings to Artsy her 15-plus years of experience in journalism, spanning digital media and print—most recently holding positions at Vice Media and the Wall
Street Journal.

Artsy Appoints Samuel Rozenberg As Vice President Of Engineering

Artsy announced the appointment of Samuel Rozenberg, former Instagram and Spotify engineering lead, as Vice President of Engineering to direct the company’s technology organization.

2019 February

Artsy, in Partnership with BMW, Launches New City Guide Feature in the Artsy App

The new city guide feature will allow users to explore major museum exhibitions, art fairs, and gallery shows in six art-world centers across three continents, and is the first of its kind to create a seamless discovery-to-purchase art collecting experience.

2019 January

Artsy Co-Founder, President, and COO Sebastian Cwilich will transition into advisory role in July

Artsy Co-Founder, President, and COO Sebastian Cwilich will transition into senior advisory role in July after nine years growing Artsy to become the world’s largest online art platform and will remain Artsy's second-largest shareholder.

2018 May

Artsy, Bergdorf Goodman, and Dior announce The Artsy Vanguard, a new initiative to celebrate and support artists defining contemporary art in 2018

Nine artists from Artsy's annual curated list of the most influential artists shaping the future of contemporary art present works in Bergdorf Goodman’s windows and on the second floor with fashion looks from Dior.

2018 April

TEFAF announces Artsy as exclusive online partner for 2018 New York fairs

TEFAF is partnering with Artsy to bring artworks from the fair’s unparalleled group of international fine and decorative arts dealers to a worldwide audience online. The partnership represents an important synergy between the two organizations and their unique domains of expertise—TEFAF’s unrivaled emphasis on connoisseurship and quality and Artsy’s best-in-class 21st-century technologies.

Artsy launches new augmented reality feature using Apple’s next-generation AR technology

Artsy launched a new augmented reality feature that allows art buyers to preview works by virtually “hanging them” on their walls, providing a crucial service for art buyers looking to make the most informed and confident decision when purchasing artwork online for their homes, offices, or other spaces.

2018 March

Artsy, launches official WeChat account @Artsy 官方 (@ArtsyOfficial) to further grow its presence in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and greater Asia—a crucial step toward building a global art platform that fosters connections across international borders through art.

2018 February

The Armory Show, Artsy, and Jeffrey Deitch to present a new public work by French artist JR

Known for his colossal and provocative black-and-white portraits plastered in urban centers, JR will create a new, large-scale work towering 25 feet high on the exterior of Pier 94 at The Armory Show in New York City.

2017 September

Randy J. Hunt Joins Artsy as Head of Design

Etsy’s Former VP of Design, Randy J. Hunt, has joined the Artsy team as Head of Design. He will be responsible for shaping and guiding Artsy’s overall visual identity, overseeing design of Artsy's product, communications, brand, and marketing materials.

2017 July

Artsy raises $50M in Series D funding

Avenir Growth Capital leads round to accelerate marketplace growth and
expansion of online and live auctions.

Artsy and Phillips announce Summer School, a collaborative online-only auction of contemporary art

Artsy and Phillips announce their first-ever collaborative sale, Summer School, a co-curated selection of 45 artworks for new and seasoned collectors.

2017 May

Artsy and UBS create 360° films in celebration of the 57th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

Artsy in collaboration with UBS today released the first film in a multi-part 360° documentary series “Inside the Biennale” exploring the 57th Venice Biennale.

2017 April

Artsy acquires data science startup ArtAdvisor

Artsy today announced the acquisition of ArtAdvisor, a New York-based art technology startup, bringing co-founder Hugo Liu onto the team as Chief Scientist.

Artsy and Christie’s collaborate on multi-auction partnership

Christie’s and Artsy today announced a multi-auction pilot collaboration, broadening access to the auction house’s top-quality inventory by engaging Artsy’s robust network of seasoned collectors and technology platform.

2017 March

Ilana Grossman joins Artsy as Head of Marketing

Artsy taps Ilana Grossman as Head of Marketing to define and lead Artsy’s marketing efforts as the company continues to scale.

2017 February

Artsy, Microsoft HoloLens, and Studio Drift bring mixed reality experience to The Armory Show 2017

Artsy has commissioned the creation of a digital environment at the intersection of art, technology, and design with Studio Drift, an Amsterdam-based art collective.

Rich Barton and Bob Pittman join Artsy’s Board

As Artsy builds the most comprehensive art marketplace and fastest-growing arts publication, Bob Pittman (MTV & iHeartMedia) and Rich Barton (Zillow, Expedia, Glassdoor) will provide vital insight, drawing on their renowned commercial and media experience.

2016 December

Artsy, in collaboration with UBS, today launched an immersive experience that will guide users through the most important art and culture moments, influential artists and curators, and most impactful exhibitions of 2016.

2016 November

Artsy and SoundCloud partner to bring sensory art experience to the Faena Art Dome on the beach on November 30th

Artsy and SoundCloud have partnered with generous support from Gucci, to present Collective Reality, an immersive,
sensory art experience inside Faena Art’s Time Capsule, a geodesic dome on the beach, on Wednesday, November 30 from 8-11 pm. The event features a collaboration between leading new media artist Rachel Rossin and alt-R&B singer, songwriter, and producer ABRA, as well as site-specific work by Jon Rafman and Jacolby Satterwhite.

2016 June

Artsy launches live auction technology

Artsy is pleased to announce the launch of live auction integration, a new product offering for our auction house partners and the next step in developing the most dynamic and comprehensive platform for collecting art online.

Artsy presents Artsy Projects: No Longer Creek, an interactive installation by Alexandra Kehayoglou at Design Miami/ Basel’s Design at Large

Celebrating the 2016 edition of Design at Large at Design Miami/ Basel, Artsy presents No Longer Creek, an interactive commission created by Alexandra Kehayoglou.

The White House Historical Association, Artsy, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announce winners of “This Art is Your Art” video competition

"This Art is Your Art" was an unprecedented opportunity for university students in the United States to engage with the artwork in our country’s home—the White House—by creating a short video about the historical and artistic context of one particular work in the White House.

2016 May

The White House Historical Association, Artsy, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation launch “This Art Is Your Art” national student competition

Students from all over the United States are invited to contribute short videos inspired by artworks in the White House Collection. Winners will receive a trip to DC and receive an award at the White House Historical Association.

Artsy and UBS release four-part film series providing insider perspective on the art market

Artsy and UBS launch a four-part series of short films exploring the contemporary art market, titled "The Art Market (in Four Parts)," with the first film about auctions.

Artsy and SIXTY LES present Artsy Projects: Tiki

Artsy and SIXTY LES present Artsy Projects: Tiki, an immersive installation by Misha Kahn, opening during Frieze Week New York

Miley Cyrus print for sale benefiting Planned Parenthood

A print of Miley Cyrus by Marilyn Minter is available for sale on Artsy benefiting Planned Parenthood.

2016 March

Artsy is partnering with The Armory Show for the fourth consecutive year

Artsy and The Armory show partner to offer opportunities to explore the fair both on-site and online

2015 December

2015 October

Artsy launches app for the new Apple TV

Browse top museum and gallery shows from around the world on your television

2015 September

Sotheby’s and Artsy to collaborate on online-only contemporary art auction

2015 June

Artsy is now on the iPad

Artsy features designer Sibylle Stœckli in special installation at Design Miami/ Basel

2015 January

Artsy 2014 Annual Report

Artsy is the digital partner of The Armory Show, offering tools for exploring the fair in person and online

Hank Willis Thomas creates interactive installation at The Armory Show for the fourth edition of #ArtsyTakeover

Artsy will host the world’s first Algorithm Auction, in partnership with Ruse Laboratories and benefitting Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2015 March

Artsy announces $25MM Series C funding led by Catterton

Artsy features painters Betty Tompkins and Lucas Jardin at special installation at Art Brussels

2015 April

Artsy and UBS partner on film series unlocking the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

2014 January

Artsy 2013 Annual Report

2014 March

Artsy debuts new technology for art fairs at The Armory Show

2014 April

Artsy announces Series B funding in support of international expansion

2014 May

Artsy named best art website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards

2014 October

Canadian artist Ryan Foerster creates a unique installation for his takeover of the Artsy booth at Art Toronto

2014 November

NADA Miami Beach and Artsy announce expanded partnership featuring #ArtsyTakeover with artist collective WALLPAPERS

2014 December

Artsy announces groundbreaking feature showcasing 21 French museums