New York - Christie’s International announces it has acquired Collectrium, the leading global digital art collection management solution (http://www.collectrium.com). Founded in 2009, the subscription-based service offers collectors a highly secure, cloud-based solution for accessing and managing their art collections from anywhere and on any digital device. Over 25,000 art collectors currently use Collectrium to discover, track, and manage art.
Founded in 2009 by digital entrepreneur Boris Pevzner, Collectrium will remain independently operated under its existing management and team, with no change to its strict security and privacy protocols. Collectrium joins Christie’s holdings of diversified subsidiary companies, furthering Christie’s ongoing strategy to offer best-in class services to its clients, including Education, Real Estate, Fine Art Storage, Travel services, and now Collection Management.
“Collectrium allows art collectors and enthusiasts to seamlessly view, manage, value, track, move and interact with their art collections, privately and securely, across all digital devices. It is the leading product of its kind,” said Ken Citron, Chief Information Officer at Christie’s. “Today’s art ecosystem can be complex and Christie’s wants to support solutions that help collectors navigate this unique environment. We found no other technology solution that can offer the art collecting community this kind of instant utility and in such a secure, creative way”.
Conceived and designed by Pevzner with the unique needs of today’s art collectors in mind, Collectrium provides support for all aspects of the art collection life cycle, enabling users to digitize and organize their art collection, browse and discover art, and keep track of art market data around their collection. All confidential data is protected with bank-level security, backup, and encryption standards. Built on a scalable platform, the system is designed to handle complex and growing collections of art and other collectibles, and features a full reporting suite, visual dashboards, unlimited mobile access, constant data backups and support for multiples languages and currencies.
“We are very pleased to be joining the Christie’s family of art-related offerings. Art collectors are increasingly global and tech-savvy and require access to more information, better tools and the strictest privacy when it comes to interacting with their collections,” said Boris Pevzner, Founder and CEO of Collectrium. “Collectrium is the first secure cloud-based platform that integrates these services into one elegantly designed offering and allows collectors to engage with the art world through the prism of their own collections.”
“Christie’s is investing in Collectrium because we believe it provides the best digital collection management solution on the market for collectors. With this acquisition, we can help position the company for continued innovation and growth, and support Collectrium’s mission of becoming the ubiquitous collection management solution for today’s collectors,” said Stephen Brooks, Global Chief Operating Officer, Christie’s. “As the leading global art business, Christie’s is committed to enhancing the digital market for art, which will continue to be a significant growth area for the industry in the near term.”
Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).
Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).
Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.
Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats.
Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.
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