For those unfamiliar with the bourgeois chic of the art world -- but all too familiar with the awkward charm of the online dating world -- 'wydr' is the Tinder of buying art.
The app lets users "like" and "dislike" original works of art from its database of artists by swiping right and left, just like on Tinder. Users can then return to a separate screen to revisit their liked artwork and decide on a purchase (in other words, an accidental right-swipe won't result in purchasing an expensive piece).
wydr's goal is to revolutionize how the art market functions by allowing people and artists to take control of buying art. Whereas the traditional art market requires dealers, who themselves require a piece of the profit, wydr connects artists directly to their buyers, cutting out the middle man and purifying the process of attaining something beautiful.