Will Art Silicon Valley Transform The Art World?

October 10, 2014 3:32 PM

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Will Art Silicon Valley Transform The Art World?

Dealers are gearing up for the first-ever edition of Art Silicon Valley San Francisco which opens to the public Thursday October 9 (not to be confused with Silicon Valley Contemporary, a new fair that debuted earlier this year). Organized by Nick Korniloff’s Art Miami company, the inaugural edition includes 75 galleries from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. Fair organizers tout the strategic location of the fair at the San Mateo County Event Center as being “centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco.”

The million-dollar question on everyone’s mind continues to be whether wealthy, tech-savvy entrepreneurs will gravitate towards collecting modern and contemporary art. And perhaps equally importantly, how long it will take for that to happen. Nearly every dealer we spoke with cited tapping into this...

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