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About

Streaming Works LLC is a conceptual and innovative brand created to benefit artists and the international programs of Streaming Museum through art sales and consulting. It is inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s method of funding their large scale art projects through sales of their preparatory studies and early work.

Streaming Museum has produced and presented exhibitions and programs of art, innovation and world affairs that since its founding in New York City on January 29, 2008, have reached millions on 7 continents in public spaces, at cultural centers and other venues, and its website. Learn about the museum's programs, partners and sponsors.

What type of art does Streaming Works offer?

Streaming Works' focus is contemporary art in all mediums and opportunities for collectors to commission new work. Through collaborating international advisors, artwork from historic eras are available. Artworks are organized into thematic collections and placed in historic context.  

The collections reflect a worldview and the monumental advances technology is making possible. Collectors can have more tangible connection to the art and ideas through the act of acquiring and living with them, which generates support for artists' ongoing creative process. Donations to art and social programs of our international collaborators from the sale of selected artworks will be announced. 

Where is the art discovered?

We discover the work at artists' studios, international exhibitions and affiliated galleries, through curators, collectors, advisors, educational institutions, and in the media.

What is the viewpoint of Streaming Works on the future of art collecting?

Streaming Works is developing a Commission collection that includes the next wave of art collecting: collectors can commission the integration of their personal data into a range of digital artworks by leading artists. Some of the most exciting and radical possibilities are in the commissioning of personal data into humanoid robots in their likeness and into AI mind files.

Keeping in touch with StreamingWorks.org

New artworks at Streaming Works and programs of Streaming Museum are presented through the newsletter that is sent 4 or more times per year. You can Sign Up for the Newsletter or follow on Instagram, twitter and Facebook. You can write us with your requests for artwork.

Why collect?

Whether you are buying art for pleasure, financial investment, or your passion for the ideas of particular artists, you are making possible the ongoing flow of artists’ creative process and art's influence wherever it's experienced -- whether in public spaces, at home, in schools and playgrounds, at work, graffiti on neighborhood walls, in areas of conflict and economic distress, subways, hidden in the woods, and through every kind of media. From North Pole to South Pole, world cities to remote locations. Creativity generates more creativity.

What art does: Marshall McLuhan, Canadian media theorist

"Art, at its most significant, is a DEW - a distant early warning system that can always be relied upon to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it." [Understanding Media, 1964]

But how do artists do it? McLuhan described artists' creative process as recognizing and organizing the patterns they see in the present and making sense of it, and that “The absolute indispensability of the artist is their sensory awareness necessary to tell us what our world is made of and in ways that we would not have seen on our own.”

What art does: Richard Serra, sculptor

"I think one of the things art does is that it asks you to perceive what it is on its own level and it can come up and grab you at any time. It could be reassuring, it could be exactly the opposite, it could agitate you it could be something you dismiss, it could be something that engages you, it could be something you recall, it could be something that leads to things that have nothing to do with something you’re looking at.

"So I think works of art engage possibly an internal memory bank that isn’t linear and it can make you see the outside reality in that way also. Like you probably see the world in ways that you would not have seen it if those artists had not existed. Do I think that Cezanne changed how people saw landscape in France in the last century.  For sure. Do I think Warhol changed how we see contemporary society through painting through the mediazation of the commodification of objects. For sure. You could just go through the history of art that way and immediately you conjure up something that you yourself could not have expressed and it fulfills in each of us something we lack." [SFMoMA, 2011]