Kickstarter - Blackdove Partners with Samsung to Deliver Digital Art Canvas to Art Collectors and Enthusiasts

Kickstarter Campaign to Help Consumers, Businesses Transform Interior Spaces and Curate Personalized Motion Art Gallery Experiences

MIAMI--Digital art platform provider Blackdove today announced it has partnered with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., to develop the Blackdove Digital Canvas and bring dynamic motion art to life on the walls of private homes and commercial properties. Through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launched today online here, consumers and businesses can pre-order the Blackdove Digital Canvas powered by Samsung's advanced display technology, and begin building and enjoying their own personalized galleries of original and contemporary digital artwork on high-quality, extended-use display screens.


The Blackdove Digital Canvas features Samsung's 48- and 55-inch high-definition commercial display screens embedded with Blackdove software to provide consumers and businesses with an easy and intuitive way to enjoy their own personal digital art galleries. The black bezeled screens, which may be mounted horizontally or vertically, frame the art to maximize users' visual experiences. With three HDMI ports, the Blackdove-branded Samsung screens also provide users with the flexibility to watch television and connect with gaming systems - all from the same display. The MSRP for the Blackdove Digital Canvas is $999 for a 48-inch display and $1,499 for the 55-inch model. Special discounts and package pricing applies to Kickstarter backers.

"Samsung aims to lead through innovation, and working closely with Blackdove gives us the ability to drive a new wave of transformation for businesses and high-end homes through the digital display of extraordinary motion art," said Ronald Gazzola, Vice President of Display Marketing, Samsung Business. "With this collaboration, users will have the simple tools and exciting technology to deliver unmatched art viewing experiences."

How it Works:

To build a digital art collection, users can simply download the Blackdove mobile app on their Android or iOS devices to browse, purchase and stream pieces from a growing catalog of more than 400 original works created by digital artists throughout the world. By pressing "play" on their mobile device, users can transform their environment and enjoy a dynamic art experience featuring a rotating collection of selected works displayed on Samsung's state-of-the-art canvas1. The art is stored locally in the commercial-quality Samsung screen, allowing users to schedule their art collections for display during the hours they choose, without incurring additional streaming fees.

"Blackdove's mission is to raise awareness and appreciation of digital art and provide a platform that enhances the digital art experience for both artists and collectors," said Marc Billings, CEO of Blackdove. "Through our partnership with Samsung and shared commitment to innovation, we are able to deliver on our goal and provide art enthusiasts, gallery owners, interior designers and commercial developers with an out-of-the-box, robust, high-quality solution for displaying art work."

According to New York City gallerist Joseph Kraeutler, the solution will bring a new dimension of simplicity to art gallery enhancement. "Changing the art and refreshing the space in a house that is over 100 years old is quite a complicated process," stated Kraeutler. "With the Blackdove Digital Canvas, I am able to change the entire feel of a room with the touch of a button."

Ethan Smith, owner of New York restaurant Hecho en Dumbo, agrees, "I was never able to change the artwork or ambiance of my restaurant because it took too much time, money and resources. With the new digital canvas from Blackdove and Samsung, I now have the freedom to change the environment in seconds to fit my clientele as the neighborhood and restaurant evolves. It provides us with a dynamic new tool to bring customers into the mindset we are creating here at Hecho."

More Information:

* The Blackdove Digital Canvas is powered by the Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSP). More information and pricing can be found on Kickstarter by visiting here.
* Watch a video about the Blackdove Digital Canvas on the Samsung Business Insights blog.
* For more information on Blackdove, please visit www.blackdove.com. For more about Samsung's commercial display solutions, visit: http://www.samsung.com/us/business/displays/digital-signage/ or for details on Samsung Business, visit: www.samsung.com/business.

About Blackdove
Blackdove is a digital art platform delivering original works of art created by some of today's most innovative global artists in a modern app driven experience for smart and internet connected screens. For more information about Blackdove visit www.blackdove.com. Artists interested in submitting work for consideration may email artists@blackdove.com. Download the Blackdove mobile app for Android..

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America's fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Business
As a global leader in enterprise mobility and information technology, Samsung Business provides a diverse portfolio of enterprise technologies from smartphones to wearables, tablets, digital displays, hospitality TVs, printers and medical diagnostic equipment. We are committed to putting the business customer at the core of everything we do by delivering comprehensive products, solutions and services across diverse industries including retail, healthcare, hospitality, education and government. Samsung Business is committed to helping customers realize the promise of a digital business. For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung Business via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

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