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Artlyst announces board appointments and launches exclusive print emporium


October 25, 2012, London, UK. Press Dispensary. Artlyst, London's leading online art information website, featuring the latest international art news, reviews and a comprehensive guide to UK art events, today announced the formal creation of its UK company board.

Paul Carter Robinson and Frank Piazza, ArtLyst's founders, have become executive directors of Artlyst Limited and have been joined by Julian Costley in a non-executive role.

Paul Carter Robinson, CEO and Managing Editor said, "Our vision is to change the way art enthusiasts, professionals, artists and collectors engage with contemporary art. Over the last two years ArtLyst has become a significant trusted source of news and information and before long it will also be an art marketplace. Creating a formal board and bringing in external expertise is an important step in this process".

Paul Carter Robinson, is a senior arts and culture professional, who began collecting and dealing in contemporary art 20 years ago. He is a respected and dynamic figure on the London art scene, with a gallery located in prestigious Kensington Church Street. He is the author of the book 20th Century Pewter Art Nouveau To Modernism (ACC, 2012) and has been an active art journalist and editor for the last 10 years. He is a member of LAPADA, the UK's largest trade association for art and antiques as well as the National Union of Journalists. Read interview
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Co-founder, Frank Piazza, has built his career in software design and project management. He started in the banking industry where he spent 8 years with Daiichi bank (now Mizuho) where he supervised a Funds Management Support team and attained IMRO qualification. Then followed 4 years of independent web design before he co-founded Auction Atrium, the London based art auction house. In 2008 he joined Paul Carter Robinson and began work on the Artlyst web platform.  

Julian Costley is an investor in Artlyst, a non-executive director and brings on-line publishing and trading expertise to the company. He was the founding CEO of E*TRADE UK, the on-line stockbroker, and a former senior executive of Reuters both in London and abroad. He set up Globecast UK for France Telecom and served as its CEO challenging British Telecom's dominance of the UK satellite communications market. He went on to Chair OmniGlobe, Canada's first Telco to provide broadband and cellular services to Inuit and First Nation communities. Since 2000 Julian has invested in private companies in the finance, technology, new-media, TV and telecoms industries in the UK, Canada, China, Denmark and the Netherlands. He has chaired or been a non-exec director of over 20 companies during that period. Julian occasionally lectures, mentors and judges MBA students at London Business School, Oxford University (SAID) and the Skema Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Entering a new stage of development, Artlyst will be monetising their website through the launch of a new project entitled the "Artlyst Print Room". This new venture features the sale of curated limited edition prints. The launch follows a successful update of the Artlyst app this autumn, with favourable mentions across the iTunes platform.

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Notes for editors
ArtLyst regularly carries hundreds of up to minute news stories, reviews, exhibition listings, auction and art fair listings. Over 1,200 artists exhibit their work on the website. The ArtLyst iPHONE app has recorded over 18,000 downloads and was featured on Apple iTunes as ‘New and Noteworthy’. ArtLyst focuses on new and emerging art, including pop-up and temporary exhibitions. Their web2.0 Social Networking platform allows members to post a professional profile and exhibit work in a unique gallery. All galleries are curated and vetted.

For further information please contact
Paul Carter Robinson, CEO
Tel: + 44 (0) 7966 188819

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