This strategic alliance, that will materialize by the end of 2012, is driven primarily by the two companies' respective founders and leaders: Lorenzo Rudolf, founder of Art Stage Singapore and Thierry Ehrmann, CEO and founder of Artprice.
"Art Stage Singapore - which enjoys strong political support from
government in its bid to become a major reference in
- owes its success to its founder
is undoubtedly one of the top 5 global "market makers" (major players who impose their views on the Art Market).
career has been impressive and faultless: from
in the 1990s, to Art Basel Miami and ShContemporary in
. Art Stage Singapore is the fruit of an intelligent and intimate knowledge of the global art market and especially the Asian Art Market, where no European or American has acquired such a high level of art market expertise. In
, Art Stage Singapore will focus its attention on
, the most dynamic emerging country in
in terms of art, and a new "land of opportunity" for Artprice. Likewise, the strong presence of Australian and
galleries at Art Stage Singapore will complete Artprice's "global rollout."
: "Art Stage Singapore is the only international art fair that covers
zone and which functions as the unavoidable rendez-vous for collectors, artists, amateur art buyers, art institutions and art galleries from both sides of
. The 2013 edition will showcase the extraordinary vitality of Indonesian Art (Indonesian Pavilion) and will allow Art Stage Singapore to present the first virtual art fair in
A significant portion of the fair will be devoted to a presentation of thirty well-known artists from emerging countries (Art Stage Singapore Initiative) and to the presentation of
State platform (National Arts Council - NAC). There will also be a strong Australian element among the 130 galleries from around the world (80% Pan Asia, 20% International). Lastly, Art Talks will present a global view of art trends, both in
and rest of the world. Art Stage Singapore's strategic alliance with Artprice offers prestigious collectors from "
" and beyond all the imaginable services and chains of value that the art market can provide".
Artprice - as global leader in art market information - supports and validates the highly sophisticated strategy of Art Stage Singapore and its director
is considered the
, a hub for private wealth management with very strong State support for culture. In terms of cultural dialogue and new artistic media,
is destined to become the center of the elitist segment of the
art market. Artprice's presence in
and the forthcoming launch of its Standardized Auction & Fixed-Price Marketplace will give Artprice a key place at the core of the Asian art market, which will account for close to 70% of the global art market in less than three years. Artprice will the preferred channel for customer transactions at Art Stage Singapore.
For Art Stage Singapore, the alliance with Artprice solves problems related to the calendar of global art fairs while for Artprice it provides a physical presence and an opportunity to irrigate the powerful and discrete networks behind the major Asian collectors.