Me Art, an art dealer located in London’s Canary Wharf district has set its sights on taking on established dealerships, with a new and agile gallery offering that allows clients to experience art buying simultaneously in the virtual and real-world.
In a pandemic world, where consumers are largely having to shop online, Me Art is betting that HNWIs will become more open to buying expensive items like art online, providing the experience is right. It is the online aspect to their business which they hope will give them the edge against more established players, who are held back by high overheads, such as expensive store fronts and staff costs.
Gallery owner, Joseph Lewis, explained the move in more detail, suggesting that “consumers have been moving towards buying more online for years, even for high value items and luxury goods” and that the pandemic is only going to encourage this more. He explained that Me Art spotted this trend and moved quickly to create a high-quality online gallery offering that allows clients to view and buy artwork in a realistic way. Me Art has launched their second exhibition which runs until 12 December, and features artworks from artists like Mr Brainwash, Keith Harring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Richard Hambleton. You can view it here: https://emperia.gallery/MeArt/VirtualExhibition/index.htm