Episode 295: Chrissy Crawford
Chrissy Crawford started her career at the Aspen Art Museum then changed to commercial galleries in Aspen, CO. In 2005 she moved to London to complete a Masters in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute and worked for a London based art advisory. Chrissy came to New York in 2007 to open her own art advisory firm. She noticed a gap in the market between generic wall décor and investment art sold through galleries. Chrissy Crawford launched ArtStar in 2010 to make the art market more accessible and add the ease of e-commerce to the art collecting process. She was named a “New Yorker to Know” by Gotham Magazine and “One of the Most Discerning Young Collectors in the World” by Modern Painters.
ArtStar is an online platform for discovering and collecting contemporary art. Their team of art market experts travels to art fairs, galleries, and artists’ studios worldwide to create a tightly curated selection of fine art prints. All art is printed to museum quality, fully authenticated by the artist, and made in limited editions to hold its value. ArtStar also offers seven high-end frames so you can skip the trip to the framer. Don’t Just Decorate. Curate.
ArtStar’s trade program for designers includes free shipping, designer discounts, a dedicated sales person, and custom curation for each projects. ArtStar has worked with everyone from Cole Haan, JCrew and the Viceroy Hotels to curate an art program specifically for their brand and projects. ArtStar has been featured in ElleDecor, Dwell, domino, Lonny, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Economist.
Explore ArtStar’s Website here