Artists including Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey and Wim Wenders have created limited edition digital works for a web platform, S[edition], that launched last month. The works are available to buy and download for display on mobile phones, iPads, computers, and television or plasma screens. Each edition is numbered and authenticated with a certificate signed by the artist. Prices range from £5 to £500, and will increase as editions sell out, rising to around £1,000, according to gallerist Harry Blain, the site’s chairman, who is also co-director of the BlainSouthern and Blain Di Donna galleries. From later in 2012, buyers will also be able to resell works. Blain co-founded S[edition] with Robert Norton, the former chief executive of Saatchi Online and head of e-commerce at AOL Europe.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Digital editions'