Samsung Simplifies the Art Deal

January 30, 2013 | Pursuits

One thing that this past Art Basel revealed about the changing art landscape is the way galleries and artists exhibit their work to collectors with mobile devices—as we will continue to see at this month’s Art Wynwood (February 14–18). With limited space in their booths and minimal ability to transport actual art from such far-flung places as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Moscow, and Paris, gallerists are depending on devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 to access their network of photographs and fine-art files remotely with true-to-life color and resolution.

The GS3’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display allows for sharper text, brighter whites, and vivid/true colors, making it easy to show clients artworks that are not at the fair—a feature that is further enhanced by the slightly larger Note 2, which has a 5.5-inch screen. During last month’s Art Basel, nearly every gallery handled deals in this manner, eliminating the need to travel with notebooks and laptops. Other applications include the ability to showcase visual art projects and pulling art contracts. 

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