Introducing HENI News

4 min read  ·  10 Jun 2022

Introducing HENI News, your go-to news and data agregator for the art world.

Using the latest machine learning technology, HENI News aggregates and structures thousands of sources to bring together all the latest art and NFT news. Each source on HENI News is sorted and tagged under one of the following categories: Drops, Market, Museum, Legal, Moves, Shows, and Profiles. The articles are then tagged again, based on the artists, cities, and organisations they refer to.

The tagging system makes it easy to curate your news-reading experience by filtering the feed for articles on topics that interest you and saving your favourite artist and location tags.

HENI News has created over 100,000 unique and proprietary artist and location dashboards, which dynamically show the latest news on that artist or city at a glance, with metrics (including the HENI Score) and a graph that lets you know how those metrics change over time, allowing you to keep track of the latest mentions of artists of interest that appear in hundreds of publications and on social media.  In a busy week, when big auctions coincide with major art fairs, HENI News generates hundreds of new Dashboards, as younger artists come to the fore and older ones re-emerge. Using the Market tag, you can dive into an artist’s sales results in the auction room, seeing which works sold and for how much. We provide unique insight into works that soared above their estimate in the sale room and online. 

The HENI Score (also known as the HENI Sentiment Score) for an artist or city is calculated on a weekly or monthly timescale, combining auction sales results, NFT sales results, news mentions, news sentiment, social mentions, exhibitions, and shows to produce an overarching metric broadly indicating the current sentiment regarding an artist or location. These scores, on a scale of 0 to 100, provide a means of tracking the shifts in sentiment about an artist or location over time.

As well as news stories, HENI News also compiles publicly available auction data for your convenience. This data is used to calculate the ‘Market’ figure on artist and location dashboards. It is also viewable in individual sources, which can be accessed by clicking the ‘Market’ metric below the chart on a dashboard.

HENI News is an ongoing project with many features in the pipeline. We’re excited to welcome you on this journey with us and to be shaping the future of art and NFT news.