This week we took a little break to chat with Peter Muller, who is our Head of Sales here at ArtBinder. He is an ardent explorer of the world and a ninja of all things sales, so let’s take a step into his dojo.
Name: Peter Muller
Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD
Position: Head of Sales
How long have you been working at ArtBinder?
Since February 2015.
What is your favorite museum or gallery, and what about it really makes it shine?
The Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam because I like to see the progression of his life’s work. I also believe that it’s curated very well in that the museum gives the art a storyline. Additionally, there is something special about a whole museum devoted to one artist.
What is your favorite aspect of working at ArtBinder?
I don’t have a formal background in art, so really digging into the industry is new to me. But what I find cool is that as a small technology company, ArtBinder is making such an impact on the industry.
Where do you see art and technology going in the coming years?
I think art and technology have entered into a symbiotic union where technology will continue to improve the appreciation and development of the arts in almost every capacity. It will help to promote a world where great art is accessible everywhere and to everyone.
If you could pick any artwork to own, what would it be and why?
I really like a Roy Lichtenstein work but I’m not really sure what the piece is called. I know it says “Pow” but that’s not the actual name [He’s referring to Lichtenstein’s “Sweet Dreams Baby!”]. It reminds me of that moment in a comic book when the protagonist takes down his nemesis and justice is swiftly served.
Who would you say is your artist/celebrity alter ego?
Surprisingly enough, I haven’t given this a lot of thought… ever. I think I’d have to go with a fictional character though and commit to Donnie Darko, who was played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2001 cult classic.
What are you creatively inspired by?
I wouldn’t say that I’m too creative but I’m a big traveller and that inspires me. I love to explore the world and see new and different places. Globetrotting to new places is huge for me.
What is your favorite part of fall in NYC?
I’ve only lived in the city for one fall so far, but I like to sit in Washington Square Park, listen to the street musicians play their instruments, and take the whole scene in.
Last but not least – iPhone or droid?
iPhone because I don’t always need to carry, what seems like, a frisbee-sized phone in my pocket at all times.