The art world is in constant motion. Each day brings new exhibitions to see, reviews to read, and, for collectors, opportunities to invest. There’s never a dull moment, which can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. That’s why every art collector needs an arsenal of easy-to-navigate apps at their fingertips to lighten the load. Here are a few to get you started:
The concept of Magnus is simple. Take a photo of a work and be amazed as the title, artist, dimensions, medium, and price pop up on your screen. It’s a gutsy promise, mirrored in a tagline that radiates confidence: “Shazam for Art.” As recently reported in Vanity Fair, the app has rebounded from some early complications in a big way. It’s even captured the attention of megacollector Leonardo di Caprio, who announced his involvement as a financial backer and advisor in early February. If it gets Leo’s stamp of approval, we’re willing to give it a shot!
NY Art Beat
NY Art Beat is one of our go-to’s for staying in the loop, and it’s sure to be one of yours. This highly customizable app is actively updated to account for New York City’s dynamic exhibition schedule. One user-favorite feature is a map that shows “Nearby” exhibitions. We personally love the “Most Popular” list, which points us to the city’s hottest shows. With hundreds of listings to browse through at a moment’s notice, you’ll never be strapped for options!
If you’re looking to keep track of art happenings on an international scale, See Saw is the app for you. It lists current exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, and Paris. With openings and closings updated on a weekly basis, the ability to pin galleries of interest to your in-app map, and the option to consult a list of Editor’s Picks, jet setting collectors couldn’t have it easier.
There are few apps as appropriately named as Invaluable, a platform that provides incomparable access to online auctions. Partnered with over 4,000 auction houses, including the likes of Sotheby’s and Doyle, Invaluable offers the ability to monitor and even participate in live auctions as easily as you’d scroll through your Instagram feed. Whether you’re looking to bid or just keeping an eye on market trends, this app is a must-have for the avid art collector and auction enthusiast.
If you thought ArtBinder was just for galleries, think again! Collectors all around the world have chosen us to digitally organize their collections. With a sleek interface, state of the art security, and features specifically built for your international, fast-paced life, ArtBinder is the perfect companion for you. Sign up for a free trial today!