Founded in 1989, and online since 1995, artnet is the leading resource for the international art market, and the principal platform for art auctions on the Internet. We offer a wide range of art market resources, providing a place for people in the art world to buy, sell, and research Fine Art, Design, and Decorative Art.
The Price Database is a valuation tool for appraisers, dealers, and collectors. With results dating back to 1985, the database allows users to easily and discreetly determine what they should pay for a work of art, the value of their collection, and the right time to buy or sell. The Price Database Fine Art and Design contains works ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Art. The Price Database Decorative Art has a wide range of antiques, furniture, porcelain, ceramics, glass, rugs, carpets, clocks, jewelry, books, and more. Together, our databases contain records from more than 1,600 international auction houses, and cover over 8 million auction results from more than 300,000 artists.
Market Alerts, a derivative of the Price Database, inform subscribers via email when artworks by their favorite artists hit the market at any major auction house, gallery, or event. With the Auction Results Alerts add-on, users can also be informed of recent auction results for the artists they follow.
Introduced in 1995, the Gallery Network is an interactive sales platform that effectively promotes galleries online. This platform features 1,600 galleries, and approximately 170,000 artworks by nearly 35,000 artists from around the globe. As the largest network of its kind, the Gallery Network provides art dealers and buyers with the world’s most comprehensive overview of artworks available for purchase. Buyers who are actively looking for artworks in online search engines and on artnet are seamlessly brought to the gallery offerings.
With 24/7 worldwide bidding, artnet Auctions is the world’s first online auctions platform to buy and sell Modern and Contemporary paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and more. Our auctions platform provides a unique collecting experience, with instant turnaround and lower commissions. Over 23,000 registered buyers and sellers in over 120 countries make artnet Auctions the premier online destination for buying and selling Fine Art.
Launched in the spring of 2012, Analytics Reports allow users to benchmark the market performance of artists, art categories, and customized sets of artworks against financial indices, such as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones, or other assets, such as gold. Analytics Reports cover over 600 artists from a variety of collecting categories, and are dynamic and customizable, providing comprehensive analysis based on millions of auction results from the Price Database.
Auction House Partnerships enable international auction houses to gain exposure for their auctions, while showcasing important works to artnet’s global community. Sales are published online at least two weeks prior to the sale date, and remain online for 30 days after the sale ends. In addition, Partnerships allow auction houses to link traffic between artnet and their proprietary site
Most recently, artnet launched a 24/7 global art newswire: artnet News. artnet News is a one-stop platform for the events, trends, developments, and people that shape the art market and global art industry, providing up-to-the-minute analysis and commentary, with the highest possible standards in cultural journalism.
artnet.com AG was incorporated under the laws of Germany in 1998. The following year, management took the company public on the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2002, artnet.com AG changed its name to artnet AG. Its principal holding is its wholly owned subsidiary, Artnet Worldwide Corporation, a New York-based company that was founded in 1989. On October 4, 2002, artnet AG left the Neuer Markt, and was then listed on the Geregelter Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Since February 1, 2007, artnet has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest transparency standards.
artnet AG and Artnet Worldwide Corporation operate under the trade name artnet, which provides art professionals with services that improve the economics of their businesses.
Today, artnet is the undisputed leader of the art world online. As the art world continues to evolve and expand, artnet continues to connect millions of people around the world who love and appreciate art.