What Christie’s investment in Art Money means for Australian artists

Art Money CEO Paul Becker reveals what it means to bring Christie’s on board this Aussie-founded, global marketplace for art.
Art entrepreneur Paul Becker starting in front of Aboriginal paintings

Last week (16 February), Art Money announced that Christie’s auction house has made an equity investment in the Australian-owned platform, via its new enterprise, Christie’s Ventures.

Christie’s Ventures, which kicked off in July last year, is a venture capital arm of the global auction giant. Art Money is among its first fintech investments. Clearly, a coup for the Australian art business – which allows collectors to pay for artworks via interest-free instalments, while living with them – it is also a global signal of market confidence.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina