RealTime IT News Signs Placement Deal with AOL

Fine art site signed a placement deal with America Online to promote its art auctions, content, services and resources.

Placements will appear in the Shop@AOL,, and Netscape shopping destinations.

Spending was not disclosed. will be an anchor tenant in the Shop@AOL Art & Antiques department and a silver tenant in the Auctions department.

The site will also be promoted in the Influence and Entertainment Channels as well as in other areas.

In addition, will expand its international marketing strategy with a presence on AOL and CompuServe in Germany. will kick off the alliance with a three-week theme event starting Sept. 16 called "Icons of the 20th Century," offering buyers recognizable works of art and images of cultural icons for sale in auctions and in the galleries. AG is a public company traded on Germany's Neuer Market.