Orrick Represents Artory on Industry-First Collaboration with Christie’s Auction House

November.07.2018

We recently represented Artory – the only blockchain-secured registry of verified information about artworks and collectibles – in the negotiation and facilitation of their strategic partnership with art auction house Christie’s. An unprecedented collaboration in the industry, Christie’s will be the first major auction house to utilize blockchain technology. It will be registering An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection on Artory’s secure digital registry, which contains highly trusted and vetted data regarding the lifecycle of artworks and collectibles. The Ebsworth Collection is touted as the most notable private collection of American Modernist art to ever be put on the market. “Blockchain technology is being used to bolster potential buyers confidence in the art marketplace. It’s incredibly exciting to be a part of these novel deals – and seeing blockchain applied to realms outside of cryptocurrency,” said Amy Lauren, who led the team on this deal.

In addition to Amy, the Orrick team included Pete Fusco, Andrew Rembis and Inna Blyth.