Free art show to display pieces from around the globe

Free art show to display pieces from around the globe

on Friday,January 21,2011 19:01


Many art lovers are world wide web surfers as well, and these enthusiasts will soon have the opportunity to view their favorite collections over the internet. The "Viewing in Private" (VIP) Art Fair is scheduled to launch on January 22, giving individuals the chance to see works that they would otherwise have to travel around the world to view, according to Bloomberg.

A number of renowned galleries from around the globe have agreed to participate in the VIP Art Fair, including David Zwirner and White Cube. The goal of the online exhibit is to not only provide art lovers with a chance to see new pieces, but educate the public on the industry and its past. More than 7,500 works will on be on display from 2,000 different artists.

"There's a lot of anticipation," Augusto Arbizo, director of New York’s Eleven Rivington gallery, told Bloomberg. "It seems like it will be very open."

Any person can create a free account on the official VIP Art Fair site to view the works over the course of a week, and more than 20,000 people have already done so.

Employment of artists is projected to increase by 12 percent over the next seven years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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