The internet is transforming the art industry, and not just because the digital realm is changing how art is made.
Today, anyone can purchase a single piece of art.
The only barrier to purchasing art is money, but this doesn’t mean everyone can afford to buy a single painting or sculpture.
Many of the works of art that are being auctioned on the auction block are still works of public art.
And those pieces of art are becoming increasingly scarce.
For example, the majority of the artworks sold in the U.S. for the 2014-2015 auction season are works of sculpture, painting, photography and sculpture.
A recent report by the New York Art Museum estimated that only one-third of the world’s artworks are being sold.
So how is the art market changing?
The rise of the internet and social media in the art marketplace has helped usher in a new era in the sale of art, says David Siegel, an assistant professor of art history at Rutgers University.
He’s also a contributor to Artforum, a weekly art news and commentary website.
The internet, Siegel says, has democratized art markets, with the internet allowing anyone to browse and find out more about any given piece of artwork.
“Now, you can go to the auction house and see a lot of the information about an artist,” Siegel told ABC News.
“And that is very different from a year ago when they didn’t have that access.” In the U