A few amusing facts from the art world you probably didn’t know

21 Aug 2017

Art is everywhere, everyone is an artist.

Earlier this year New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it released high-resolution imagery of all its public-domain works (over 375,000 in total). And now it’s paying off!

Looking back at an excellent article that overviews the interaction between arts and business, talks about Burberry and references Rumi.

While the world is wondering how the famous Russian power couple Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova will divide their assets, let’s have a look at some examples of art collections involved in division of assets from the past.

Yesterday would have been Andy Warhol’s 89th Birthday. To honor this day, we remind you of his less famous endeavors.

With the latest addition of Brad Pitt and Adrien Brody, it’s quite a list.

French police are trying to track down the owners of hundreds of works of art stolen by a compulsive thief who went on a twenty-year stealing spree in hotels, museums, shops and galleries across France.

The world’s leading IT giants – Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft – purchased dozens of .ART domain names

On July 20th the artist’s body will be exhumed from its elaborate tomb in his hometown of Figueres, Spain to prove (or not) that he had a daughter. Could this get more surreal?

Treasures, art thieves, old attics and intrigue. For an art detective Arthur Brand it’s all just part of the job.

Plan ahead to battle that autumn blues!

While we wait to find out how much exactly Elon Musk spent on the “sentimental value” of x.com, let’s revisit some of the other amusing domain industry facts.

A recent publication of the TEFAF annual World Art Market report reveals the latest trends of the industry.

Volume 1 of our Domain Industry Palette, aimed at reviewing the current situation in the domain industry, as well as the position of gTLDs within it.

Art Market

29 Jun 2017

A few weeks ago, Art Basel and UBS released their annual Art Market report, focusing on the key industry developments of 2016.

Elena Chinyaeva is the chief adviser to .ART – which oversees the new internet domain extension – on business development and communications. She explains the impetus behind the launch of .ART and the growing presence of art-focused websites.

As the .ART community grows in size and more new domain names become projects, we would like to launch a series of .ART success stories, which will let us explore who are the people buying .ART.


13 Jun 2017

Le multimillionnaire russe Ulvi Kasimov, serial entrepreneur et amateur d’art s’est offert l’extension de domaine .art pour la bagatelle de 25 millions de dollars. Nous l’avons rencontré à Londres.

Die neue Top-Level-Domain .ART verspricht im Internet Exklusivitat fur die Kunstwelt. Setzt sie sich durch?

Cela commence a se repandre comme une trainee de poudre.

Depuis le 10 mai, l’extension de nom de do- maine .art est accessible à tous.

.ART has been joined by Amazon, Walmart, Gagosian Gallery, Palazzo Strozzi, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Swatch Group…

Since the launch of .ART General Availability (GA) on 10th May, the museum community on the art world’s exclusive domain has multiplied registering about 50 new names.

Rolls-Royce and Fondation Louis Vuitton joined .ART, the art world’s exclusive web domain, following .ART opening to general public on May 10th.

Domain Name Wire

Here are some interesting observations about the .art top level domain.

Domein Naam

On the first day of free registration, nearly 3,000 .art domain names were recorded.


Interlink. Co., LTD, started accepting general registration of the new gTLD “.art” at the domain acquisition service “Gombe Domain”.

London, 11 May. On May 10th at 3PM BST .ART, the art world’s exclusive web domain, launched on 7th December 2016, entered its General Availability period (GA), opening the registry to the public.

Op de eerste dag van vrije registratie werden bijna 3.000 .art-domeinnamen vastgelegd.

London, 10th May .ART, the art world’s exclusive web domain, launched on 7th December 2016, goes into its General Availability (GA).

A domain name is an identification string that can be your personal permanent identifier on the internet.

April 21st marked the 9th edition of Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference, which pairs seven leading artists with seven visionary technologists, and challenges them to make something new — an artwork, a prototype, whatever they imagine.

.ART aspires to be much more than just another domain name – a digital platform for the art world. Our list of adopters speaks for itself. Such well known institutions and individuals as Guggenheim, Tate, Centre Pompidou, Louvre and Olafur Eliasson have joined .ART right after its conception.


By investing in the domain, .art, Ulvi Kasimov hopes to bring digital order to a market that can suffer from mystery, forgery, and an aversion to new technological tools.

No matter what your creative personality, you can now join .ART’s early adopters.

Fineart Connoisseur

The 1990s were considered the (dot)COM age, but are we about to move into the (dot)ART age?

Arts Life

First in the industry to actually draw his artistic mark on the network, introducing Brafa.art.


Help take over the internet’s new art world real estate.

Art News

Rhizome ‘Seven on Seven’ Lineup Includes Olia Lialina, DIS, Constant Dullaart.

Perspective Global

Set to launch its public access phase in May, .ART is the new internet domain for the creative industry.

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