Check out the New Yorker to know Chrissy Crawford, founder of ArtStar.com
When the economic downturn dealt a crushing blow to the art market, Chrissy Crawford, a then independent curator for prestigious galleries and collectors, took her passion for art to the digital space. Armed with the belief that everyone should be a part of the conversation on contemporary art, and a desire to expose young collectors to emerging artists, Crawford founded ArtStar.com, an online gallery of sorts that curates a collection of affordable, limited-edition prints and original works by new and established artists. Similar to ArtStar, Crawford also helmsLittleCollector.com, which specializes in contemporary prints for children. Contributing artists include Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and Cynthia Rowley.