The six-year old art research firm Skate’s, led by Sergey Skaterschikov, has formed an alliance with Brant Art Media. Brant takes a 40% equity stake in Skate’s, according to a press release. Art in America, one of Brant’s publications, will have a “long term strategic marketing and services” relationship with Skate’s. The arrangement gives Skate’s a wider platform for distribution of its research.
“We need to bring our information and analytics to a wide audience,” Skaterschikov said in a statement.
Skate’s has published an Art Investment Handbook, originally targeting Russian collectors. The company also produces other reports. The company will move into the Brant Art Media offices in Soho.