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Growing number of online art galleries launching

Online art galleries with a wide variety of pieces have sprung up to cater to tech-savvy art lovers

Published on Apr 29, 2014 12:08 PM

At the recent opening of Gallery.sg, there was art on the walls, an endless flow of wine and more than 100 guests in attendance. Except, one could not taste the wine and visitors to the gallery, open 24 hours a day, all wore similar pink outfits in the computer-simulated gallery.

Welcome to the brave new world of online art galleries.

Gallery.sg is a virtual art gallery built on a multi- player gaming platform by home-grown multimedia artist Eugene Soh. The site, which went live in the middle of this month, is the latest among a growing number of online art galleries based here that have launched recently.

Newcomers include Art Loft and The Artling, swish online art galleries cast in the mould of Internet retail sites, which specialise in fine art priced below US$10,000 (S$12,560). A fourth one, ArtBank, offers decorative art and made-to-order paintings.

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