How does one collect virtual reality? Consumer-grade technology, from companies like HTC or Oculus, is putting VR artwork within the reach of more and more viewers and as the possibilities of virtual reality develop, and VR artwork along with them, the art world is forced to wrestle with how to sell and care for such unique creations.
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Written by: Scott Indrisek
“Artists working in VR and other new and emerging technologies continue to gain cultural value and provide energy and excitement to the contemporary art scene,” Newcome said. “But the broader collecting community is always going to be a bit more cautious and risk-averse.…You’re not alone, as a collector, or a human, if you don’t quite know what to think of VR yet. The history of this medium is being written now. But that fact in itself should be exciting to a collector who wants to be engaged in contemporary culture.”
Daniel Birnbaum, director of Acute Art