A Manhattan gallery is switching up the way it does business during the coronavirus selling artwork with the help of robots.
Once New York went on pause, the Avant Art Gallery in New York took remote selling to a new level by using robots.
Here is how it works: there is a screen attached to the robot that displays the "buyer." The buyer has control of the robot to essentially drive it through through the gallery. The robot lets the gallery staff interact with the buyer as if on a FaceTime call.
The robots have ended up closing some lucrative deals, including the sale of one sculpture that sold for $70,000, and another that sold for $80,000.