Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mail order

Two auction houses landed catalogue material on our desk today. Glossy printed catalogues? Not a bit of it. From Art+Auction, an email that includes access to a short video with Hamish Coney introducing the lots displayed ready for their next auction. You can see it here. The other was a CD from Webb’s with a pdf of the upcoming catalogue. Both catalogues are also online here for Webb's and here for A+O. The obvious question is whether paper-based catalogues will continue to be produced. Apart for something to carry with you to the auction, it's becoming harder to imagine a long-term purpose for them.

Images: Top Hamish Coney on Art+Object’s video. Bottom, CD from Webb’s