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  • Artsy boosts art-buyers' confidence with AR app
  • Artsy boosts art-buyers' confidence with AR app
    Kārlis Dambrāns 2017 ©

Artsy boosts art-buyers' confidence with AR app

Although online art sales are on the rise, potential buyers may struggle to judge the fit or suitability of a piece remotely. Artsy’s AR app counteracts this problem by allowing people to virtually experience what a painting would look like in their homes, giving them the confidence to make a purchase.



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