Artory, the blockchain-secured digital art registry, announced the addition of two new senior advisors. David Lister and Giuseppe Trimarchi, former Athena Art Finance executives join G. Andrea Danese, senior advisor at Artory (and formerly of Athena) in expanding the fintech company.
The three executives, who previously worked together at Athena Art Finance, come to Artory with deep roots in the art finance industry, as they each played integral roles in the founding and growth of Athena.
“With the advent of blockchain, we saw an opportunity to use technology to better secure and enhance the art world. It is now time to bring this product to art buyers at all price points,” said Nanne Dekking, founder and CEO of Artory.
Dekking added: “Andrea Danese, David Lister, and Giuseppe Trimarchi are now positioned to accelerate our expansion. They each have a unique understanding of the fintech, banking, and art industries, and their success with Athena Art Finance speaks to their entrepreneurial spirit.”
Danese, Lister and Trimarchi bring a combined 70 years of experience.
On joining Artory, Lister said: “[Artory] is bringing innovation to an industry that is due for a major transformation.”
“Our solution will address some of the key challenges around trust and transparency,” Trimarchi added.
The announcement follows last year’s news that Artory had created a massive database of artworks, the Artory Registry, which contains data on millions of individual artworks. The company also partnered with Winston Art Group to provide those who register their artworks through it with vetting services from trusted appraisal and advisory firms.