[iDC] theo wenner/selfportrait

Chris Byrne chris at crowriver.net
Fri Aug 17 20:10:13 UTC 2007

On 17 Aug 2007, at 18:12, info at selfportrait.net wrote:

> The site has the potential to supplant traditional galleries and  
> the buyer/seller dynamic.

That'll be why there's an ad from Jeffrey Deitch on the index page? I  
don't see it supplanting traditional galleries just yet... Seems this  
project is based on Saatchi's "Your gallery" community which has been  
going for a while: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/
Saatchi makes similar claims about his project.

I think communities like this supplement rather than supplant: eBay  
created a new market and new opportunities for small businesses, but  
it has not replaced conventional retail.



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