Samsung have released a new and exciting form of digital art display which will make it easier for collectors to showcase digital works at high quality. The Frame offers 4K Ultra HD picture quality and is designed to function both as a TV and, in ‘Art Mode’, as an art frame designed for displaying artworks. The Frame’s colours and materials can be customised to suit the owner’s personal style. It can be mounted to walls with no gaps, replicating the display of artworks in a gallery. It also comes with the Invisible Connection cable, a transparent, invisible cable which gets around the problem of unsightly wires.
One of the features of The Frame is its Art Store, where frame owners can explore a diverse collection of works by new and emerging artists represented by a number of platforms specialising in digital art. Sedition has partnered with Samsung as one of these platforms, alongside Artspace, LUMAS, Magnum Photos and Saatchi Art.
Artworks can be purchased individually for $19.99, while a subscription to the full collection costs $4.99 per month. As well as experimenting with display options via the Art Store, Frame owners can save and upload their own artworks or personal photographs in Art Mode using the ‘My Collection’ feature.
A number of Sedition artists present works on The Frame, including Alex McLeod, Brian Alfred, Desmond Leung, Quayola, Sougwen Chung and Universal Everything. The works in The Frame’s Art Store are distinct from those available on Sedition.
DREAM SPACE / Alex McLeod
The Frame was designed in collaboration with renowned designer Yves Behar and received a CES 2017 ‘Best of Innovations Award’. Read the full details on Samsung’s The Frame including the names of all featured artists here.