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How UppstArt Protects the Value of Your Artwork

How UppstArt Protects the Value of Your Artwork

By Steve Gow. May 5, 2018. The Problem with Certificates of Authenticity   If you’ve ever bought original artwork then you have probably received a certificate of authenticity (or “COA”) containing details about the work, the artist, the dimensions, the year of...

Featured Artist: Elizabeth Christie

Featured Artist: Elizabeth Christie

By Steve Gow. April 30, 2018. Featured Artist: Elizabeth Christie Elizabeth Christie is an artist based out of Kelowna, British Columbia, who specializes in acrylic and oil "en plein air" paintings. "En plein air" or "in the open air" means painting outdoors to...

What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

By Devin Beaton. April 29, 2018. At UppstArt, we receive a lot of questions about blockchain and how we use it to benefit artists and art collectors.  Some people may have heard about Bitcoin, Alt-coins, "Initial Coin Offerings" or "Tokens", and they mistakenly...

Why Artists’ Resale Rights Matter

Why Artists’ Resale Rights Matter

By Brent Cheal. April 28, 2018. What are Artists' Resale Rights?   Artists’ Resale Rights (ARR or “droit du suite”) were first enacted in France in 1920 in response to the sale of Jean-Francoise Millet’s painting “The Angelus”. The sale resulted in huge profits...

Improving the Online Art Transaction Experience

Improving the Online Art Transaction Experience

Guest post by Geoffrey Cann. See the original article at http://digitaloilgas.com/improving-the-on-line-art-transaction-experience/. April 16, 2018 Is there a way to apply digital innovation to make buying and selling art a much more pleasurable experience? Yes, and...

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