How Instagram Became the Art World’s Obsession

Over the past eight years, the platform has become an indispensable, all-purpose tool for everything art related

AS HE BOARDED a plane for Hong Kong in late 2016, Brett Gorvy, then global head of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s, posted an image of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting on his Instagram feed. Upon landing, he found he had three text messages from clients interested in buying the 1982 work, a portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson and part of an upcoming private-sale exhibition. Read more
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