Skate’s LLC, the New York-based art investment research firm, announces the launch of its significantly expanded and upgraded website and publication of Skate’s Art E-Commerce and Media Report with the rating of the most efficient digital strategies in the global art industry today.

The new www.skatepress.com provides access to the latest research and data necessary to negotiate the international art market and art industry space. Registered members will receive weekly art market reports and unlimited access to Skate’s Top 10,000 - a comprehensive database of the world’s most valuable works of art. The site also features an archive of Skate’s historical art investment research publications.

Additionally, Skate’s is releasing its Art E-Commerce and Media Report - the first in an annual series of 16 research and rating reports covering art industry earnings and statistics, art fairs, art auctions and online art industry trade, all tracked with proprietary Skate’s metrics and ranking systems like Skate’s Art Stock Index, Skate’s Digital Score and Skate’s Top 10,000.

“Skate’s is the global leader in art economics that pioneered fact-based, art investment research, created the world’s leading art economics publication Skate’s Art Investment Handbook (McGraw & Hill, 2009), and now expands to provide the most reliable benchmarking tools for the fast growing industries of art trade, image licensing, art e-commerce and art fairs,” commented Izabela Depczyk, Chief Operating Officer of ARTNEWS S.A., which owns 100% of Skate’s LLC.

Skate’s Art Ecommerce and Media Report will be made available for free to all registered Skate’s members, courtesy of ARTPHAIRE – a contemporary art magazine curated by Park Hyatt, the title sponsor of this inaugural publication. Among other valuable research findings and statistics, the report includes the first ever ranking of online e-commerce platforms by trading volumes.

For additional information and to register, please visit www.skatepress.com. For media requests, please contact info@skatepress.com.

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