The Sky Room at the New Museum was packed Monday night, as lawyers, supporters, investors and others came out to see the launch of Monegraph, a new marketplace that also establishes the provenance of digital works and clarifies the rights buyers have when they purchase something.
On the museum’s balcony, the Observer spoke to one artist, Whitney Mallett, who works in both documentary and video. She believed Monegraph was a means to start pushing the purchasers of works to ask the right questions, like whether or not it is O.K. to remix a work after it has been sold. She said the prior era of