By Sheldon Laube
In the early 2000’s, you could turn your TV monitor into an art gallery, but you needed the complicated extra steps involved in connecting your computer to your TV through video input jacks and external monitors. And this was complicated and time intensive.
Now it’s 2014, and this technology has finally arrived, with fully connected SmartTV’s and apps and tools like Roku that can turn your home into a digital art gallery, but completely free and totally hands-free.That’s where Artkick comes in.
I started Artkick to bring the beauty and power of art and images into millions of homes. Art has been locked up in large granite buildings which required people to visit museums or galleries to see art. We want to bring art into people’s homes to enrich their lives.
Artkick delivers art for free on your TV. From our library of over 50,000 images, everyone can find images they enjoy and display them on the otherwise black screens in their homes. We want to turn the black screens (TVs, computer monitors, etc.) from ugly eye sores into beautiful art displays. The following are is just a small piece of the best art available in the world.
* $1,000,000,000: ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci
* $269,400,000: ‘The Card Players’ by Paul Cezanne
* $200,000,000: ‘The Concert’ by Johannes Vermeer
* $200,000,000: ‘The Wedding Dance’ by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
* $155,800,000: ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Gustav Klimt
* $150,000,000: ‘Self-Portrait (with straw hat)’ by Vincent van Gogh
* $141,500,000: ‘Bal du Moulin de la Galette’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
* $122,200,000: ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch
* $109,400,000: ‘Irises’ by Vincent van Gogh
* $99,700,000: ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ by Peter Paul Rubens
* $90,000,000: ‘The Visitation’ by Rembrandt
* $87,500,000: ‘Le Mont Sainte-Victoire vu des Lauves’ by Paul Cezanne
* $86,200,000: ‘Water Lily Pond’ by Claude Monet
* $85,000,000: ‘Still Life, Drapery, Pitcher and Fruit Bowl’ by Paul Cezanne
Artkick is led by tech luminaries such as Sheldon Laube, former Chief Innovation Officer of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Abe Ostrovsky, the former CEO and then Chairman of Accelio Corporation (acquired by Adobe in 2002).