Join us in an exploration of the diverse movements, artists, approaches, and mediums that have shaped the "state of art" as we know it today. Each month we select a theme and dive into its role in the arts and how diverse factions of the art world have addressed and/or been influenced by the topic of choice.
In this episode, Ethan talks to Brian Sharples, the CEO of Twyla. Twyla creates high-quality, limited edition prints that make exclusive artwork accessible without costing you an arm and a leg. As CEO of Twyla, Brian believes in the potential of technology to transform the online art market.
Ethan and Brian talk about how Twyla helps to remove the difficulty of selling art online, how they use technology to create an Apple-esque experience, and how big he thinks the market can be for the category between posters and Picasso’s.
- About Twyla-
At Twyla, cutting edge technology is used to scan the work of some of the most talked about artists in game, resulting in high-quality prints that do not cost a fortune. Creating limited-edition print versions of original pieces allows a greater audience to enjoy some of the best contemporary work out there, making fine art more accessible.
Follow Twyla on Instagram @Twyla and on Twitter @TwylaInc, and visit www.twyla.com .
- About Brian-
Brian Sharples co-founded Twyla in 2015, a startup that collaborates with the most talked about artists to create exclusive, high quality prints. Prior to Twyla, Brian was the CEO of Homeaway, which is one of the first and largest online vacation home rental companies. During his tenure as CEO, he drove online rentals from 5% to 95% of the market before selling to Expedia in 2015 for 3.9B.
Follow Brian on Twitter @Bryansharples.
- About Vango Studio -
Vango Studio makes the entrepreneurial side of being an artist easy and efficient, saving artists an average of 4 hours per week. In addition to powering artists with an award winning marketplace, we offer artists the ability to create their own website with little to no maintenance, distribute work across platforms, and access detailed insights about their collectors and what is selling across platforms.
Follow Vango on Instagram @vango and @art, and visit www.vangoart.co .