Addie Wagenknecht’s ‘Asymmetric Love Number 2’ is in good company with Jeff Koons and Chuck Close as Lindsay Howard and the Paddles ON! crew gets a ‘le shout-out’ in this month’s Vanity Fair France!
We’re super psyched that Paddles ON! curator Lindsay Howard has been invited to present a workshop on collecting digital art as part of the Most Contagious event in NYC! Check out Lindsay’s interview on the Contagious blog, repping digital art like a boss…
Paddles ON! is big in Japan thanks to Kosuke Fujitaka of NY Art Beat who covered the auction for his ‘Players in the Market’ column in BT. ありがとう!
"It broke down a barrier that may have existed between a larger contemporary art collector base and artists who have digital practices. The people who bid on these pieces looked at this work and they saw it as fresh contemporary art, which I think is an exceptional thing to happen for these artists." - Lindsay Howard on Paddles ON! for WIRED
"That evening on Park Avenue, the room was shared by people with paddles, people in heels, people in jeans, one woman wearing Google Glass, and plenty of art-oriented digerati, including Tumblr founder David Karp. The atmosphere was chic, the mood was optimistic, the excitement was clear. And yet, something subversive was in the air." - digitalarti.com reports from Paddles ON!
I was recently at the Phillips auction in New York (the first digital auction in history). It seems pretty straightforward to me. My pieces are sold as a USB stick in a pretty box – I just sell the file. At the auction, one of my digital paintings sold for over $9,000. I have never sold for that much before, it was crazy.