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How is Technology Changing and Shaping the Art World?
Speaker(s): Anne Dayton, Daniel Doubrovkine, Josh Baer
Recorded at: ART NEW YORK 2017

How is Technology Changing and Shaping the Art World?

The art world is getting more innovative as the years pass. Emerging trends are being shaped by technology and not only are we changing how we source art but also how we communicate and connect with one another. Reputable advisor, curator and art market journalist, Josh Baer, Artsy CTO, Daniel Doubrovkine, and VP, Sr. Director at Collectrium, Anne Booth Dayton, will discuss how technology is connecting artists, collectors and experts like never before.

Talk Details

This session took place live during the Symposium at Art New York 2017.


Speaker Details

Anne Dayton

Anne Dayton has 20 years of international sales and marketing experience, most recently from Collectrium, a member of the Christie’s group of companies. In her current role, Dayton is charged with identifying and developing revenue streams for the Collectrium suite of service and software.  Collectrium is a digital platform of collection management tools which are integrated with a database of auction results that allows users to benchmark the value of their fine art and luxury collectibles.
Since joining Christie’s New York almost a decade ago, Dayton has partnered with different specialist departments, such as Asian Art, Jewelry and Watches to define and execute marketing strategy. In addition to holding posts at Christie’s London and Hong Kong offices, she oversaw the marketing strategy for the Ellsworth Collection and for the Asian art business in the EU and Americas. Prior to joining Christie’s, she held senior roles in several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, achieving profitability targets and managing sales and marketing teams.
Dayton graduated from Emory University and holds master’s degrees in finance and business from Thunderbird School of Global Management and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, respectively. She has lived and worked in multiple countries across Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish. She currently lives and works in New York.  Christie’s Education – MA Art Degree Program, New York (Sept 2016 – Present) Adjunct Professor, Law and Business


Josh Baer

Josh Baer is an art advisor, curator and art market journalist. He began his career in 1979 as Director of highly influentual space, White Columns in New York City. During this time he began writing and co-publishing the now-legendary art and culture magazine, ZG, while also co-founding No Wave/post-Punk record label Neutral Records. Amoung Neutral Record’s releases was the first EP of Sonic Youth as well as Confusion is Sex. ZG magazine included contributions by many notable authors and artists, inculding: Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Jack Goldstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Ashley Bickerton. Baer went on to represent some of these artists when he opened his own gallery in 1985. The Josh Baer Gallery remained open for 10 years. In 1994 Josh decided to leave public sphere of the art world to focus on private art advising, teaching and writing. It was that year he launched the Baer Faxt and starting teaching Art Administration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Later he became a bi-weekly contributor to New York Magazine and has continued to educate the public on art collecting through panel discussions and talks he gives around the world. He has more recently returned to curation, working some of the top galleries and auction houses, Josh has been able to create several press garnering exhibitions. Currently, Baer spends his days advising collectors from his office in downtown New York. Most recently been brought on by eBay to consult on thier online art venture soon to launch in 2014.

Daniel Doubrovkine

Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is a seasoned entrepreneur and technologist, CTO at in New York, working on bringing the art world online. He is a maintainer of multiple popular open-source projects, including Java Native Access, Ruby Grape, Hashie and the popular Slack Ruby client, bot and server libraries. Daniel graduated from University of Geneva in late 90s and founded and sold Vestris Inc., an early stage technology start-up right after college. He joined Microsoft as Development Lead, was Director at Visible Path, then Architect and Development Manager at Application Security

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