An aggregator site seemed like a good idea and I 'phoned around a few galleries who were already using it before I decided to take the plunge. Only one gallery had been using Artsy for nearly a year and they had sold nothing, everyone else had only been signed up for a couple of months so, although they'd not had any success with it, they couldn't really give me a rounded view.
So, here's the view of someone who was paying for it for a year.
It takes a long time to add work. They don't want you to add an artists CV so it's difficult to give users an idea of the importance of an artist. This only works on categorisation so try to be as generic as possible. It shows recently added work first so anything you add month 1 has got no chance of showing on the first few pages of a search by month 3 - you have to delete fully and reload to reset work to the front of the queue. You have to be on here every week adding work to get any chance of being seen and I also tried the virtual exhibitions, again without any success. Most users are based in the US so if you price in £ or € you have less chance of selling because you're competing against US based users who won't have shipping/customs issues. They promised that they have lots of UK based users, not convinced that's true. It might be useful if you're selling wall decoration but for fine art, I really don't recommend this product.
Review by Fispy Guimares4 months ago
Great Art auction / Gallery aggregator. Very convenient for purchasing any type of art I want.
Review by Kyonna1 year ago
Site sérieux et de qualité, pour renseignement actualités sur les arts contemporains
Review by Joaniesman3 years ago
learn about and collect art from leading galleries, fairs, and museums
Review by Donneshaa Dalstein5 years ago
This web site serves to connect artists with consumers. It is technically safe to visit; however as a business conducting financial transactions, its domain registration details should not be hidden. Caution is advised.
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