The Art Newspaper | ANNY SHAW

Much has changed in the 20 years since Damien Hirst organised Freeze, the epoch-defining show that launched the careers of a generation of Goldsmiths College art students. Now, a new online auction house is aiming to connect collectors with its pick of UK graduates.

Natasha Arselan, the founder and chief executive of AucArt, came up with the idea while studying for her MA at King’s College London. She spent three months this summer trawling 30 British art schools, a process she describes as “like running into Macy’s on Black Friday”. Arselan now has a database of more than 1,000 artists, which she intends to grow…read more