artnet Products—a unique portfolio
On its online platform, artnet offers a wide range of free and paid products and services explicitly tailored to the needs of art market participants. In this way, artnet brings all parts of the art market together in one place. While the paid services directly generate sales, the free services are used to further increase the number of visitors to its website, and to draw the attention of potential customers to artnet services.
The artnet Price Database Fine Art and Design and the artnet Price Database Decorative Art are online databases with images, allowing subscribers to compare prices and track price developments in the art market. The information in the databases has been compiled since 1985 and includes auction prices from more than 550 renowned auction houses worldwide. The Price Database includes auction lots of the 4,000 most sold artists and designers and thus provides an indispensable tool for the Fine Art, Design, and Decorative Art. The artnet Price Database enables users to choose between different payment models, from a day pass to annual subscriptions.
artnet Analytics Reports use a developed artnet methodology to provide market information in a visual format. The customizable reports allow our users to compare indices of individual artists to each other or to various financial indices, such as the S&P 500, to get a broader sense of the art market.
artnet Market Reports provide information on the market development of more than 4,300 artists. Buyers and sellers can access, for example, information on the development of sales volume or the percentage of lots not sold. artnet Market Reports thus help make decisions regarding the best time to buy or sell art. Here, too, artnet offers a variety of payment models.
Buy and Sell
artnet Auctions provides an online transaction platform for the art market, modernizing the international auction business by enabling fast and direct contact between buyer and seller. Compared to the traditional auction business, artnet customers benefit from lower transaction costs and faster processing. In addition to the artnet galleries, this gives artwork providers a further tool to develop their business. For each lot, artnet receives a listing fee from the seller and also earns a sales commission on each transaction, as well as a 15% premium on the hammer price from the buyer.
artnet Galleries provides a virtual showroom that displays current works from more than 2,000 galleries. This global network offers visitors an opportunity to view the 173,000 works of over 37,000 artists. The artnet user is provided with detailed information on a work's title, size, and material, and can directly contact the gallery that is offering the displayed artwork. The service is free to artnet visitors; the galleries pay a monthly fee for membership.
artnet features a directory of 550 international auction houses, listing their schedules and results. artnet regularly compiles the 10 highest sale prices of the previous month and provides reports with details on the most interesting lots.
With artnet Market Alert, users can easily track their favorite artists at any time. artnet notifies the subscriber when works of a particular artist are offered at international auctions, or at one of the artnet galleries.
Knowledge and News
This directory provides an overview of 260,000 artists posted on artnet, with auction lots, artworks for sale, or exhibitions.
artnet Magazine provides visitors with in–depth background information and market analyses. Three editorial offices – in New York, Berlin, and Paris – publish articles in English, German, and French every working day in their respective formats, and with a specific focus.
The artnet Calendar provides an overview of current and future events at thousands of international galleries and auction houses.
artnet Monographs provides comprehensive and up–to–date information on the works of selected artists worldwide. artnet compiles the information by working closely with artists, galleries, or custodians. These monographs are free for artnet visitors.
The artnet Newsletter regularly provides subscribers with information about the latest developments in the art market, gives an up–to–date analysis on the sale results of an artist, and presents new talents.