World's first online art fair is on(line) this week

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 25 January 2011.

World's first online art fair is on(line) this week image

The VIP Art Fair is currently on until January 30. Founders James Cohan Gallery and web entrepreneurs Jonas and Alessandra Almgren have brought together nearly 200 of the world's leading galleries including White Cube, Gagosian Gallery and David Zwirner.

Anyone can visit the site for free, and premium VIP passes are available to chat in online forums with various participants.

The 7,500 works can be seen in high resolution detail, and can be purchased online.

Due to its popularity, the site exerienced some performance issues when it first launched however it’s reported to be handling the demand now.