17 Feb 2016
The Power of ArtTopics:
The New York Times checked in with for-profit art broker Artlifting. The young company, which represents homeless and disabled artists, now has seven employees and works with more than 70 artists in eight cities. It has sold artwork for the Staples headquarters and the Microsoft Innovation Center in San Francisco.
ArtLifting’s chief operating officer Kelly McKenna (MBA 2015) told the Times that the company is gearing up for dramatic growth:
“We have the funding right now, but it isn’t going to be here forever…This is a critical year to grow sales, and we’re hoping to close two major licensing deals and do 10 times the sales with e-commerce.”
Class of MBA 2015, Section H