Art Industry Guru Eric Smith Creates, a Global 'iTunes' Type Platform for Established and Emerging Artists

Mar 16, 2011, 08:00 ET from

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Artexpo, the world's largest fine art trade show for over 32 years, announces the beta launch of its much-anticipated new website,—an online marketplace offering artists, galleries, collectors and industry professionals year-round, easy access to quality artwork by talented artists and publishers.

" is a one-stop service providing a suite of products from digital archiving to printing, distribution and sales for all artists," says Artexpo CEO Eric Smith. "Technology has shifted the economics of art publishing, and it's an extremely exciting time for artists. Today, online aggregators like empower artists to easily connect with new collectors as well as industry professionals, much as musicians have been able to do with iTunes."

Artists can sell museum-quality fine art reproductions from their own secure online gallery and shopping cart—but without the monthly fees other sites charge. also offers an unprecedented level of image quality control: all works represented online are professionally archived in Artexpo Studio's state-of-the-art Digital Archiving Studio.

"Our fine art Digital Archiving services are on par with—and in many cases, surpass—systems employed by the world's finest museums," says Artexpo Studio President Robert Reeder. "Our Master-Quality fine art reproductions are the highest-quality available; we're offering the buyer prints that capture as much of the vibrancy, detail and visual texture of the original as possible. This solves the dilemma of image quality control that many self-publishing websites are faced with."

Three years in the making, is the result of a strategic partnership between Eric Smith and Robert Reeder—fine art industry leaders with over 60 years of combined experience in art marketing, online art sales, gallery management, fine art trade shows, production and product development.

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Artexpo Studio Demos & Samples at Artexpo New York 2011, March 25-27

The fine art community at large is invited to witness's new reproduction technology firsthand during Artexpo New York 2011, to be held March 25-27 at Pier 94, NYC's esteemed "Art & Design Pier."

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