museums, and private collections.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 250,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.
Artsy is a place to explore current and past exhibitions at museums and galleries, biennials, and cultural events, and to preview international art fairs before their doors open to the public. Artsy hosts select benefit auctions to support important nonprofit organizations, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Watermill Center, Public Art Fund, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, and Independent Curators International.
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“Sets” are customizable collections of works from the Artsy database that you can create and organize. They may be shared on Artsy or kept only in your account.
Our iPhone app allows you to browse, save, learn about, and collect from your phone. It also serves as a personalized, on-the-ground guide to any art fair we feature on Artsy.
There are currently over 230,000 works available for sale on Artsy, provided by galleries, museums, and institutions from around the world. These works range in price from $100 to over $1,000,000, with new ones added every day. Artsy takes no commission from the sale of artworks from our subscribing gallery partners. We serve as a link between our gallery partners and those interested in collecting.
If you’re interested in a for-sale work, simply visit the artwork page to send a message directly to the gallery or institution. You can ask about pricing, availability, shipping, and further details. Often, the more information you give the gallery about yourself, the quicker the response will be. You can also click “Ask an Artsy Specialist,” who will be happy to answer any questions you might have. There is no charge for making an inquiry or consulting with one of our specialists.
One of Artsy's most popular features for collectors is our online art fair previews. Here, you can view what exhibitors will be bringing to the fair, inquire on and collect works, and view special content such as "Insider Picks." We preview more than 30 major art fairs including Art Basel, Frieze, The Armory Show, NADA, ArtRio, IFPDA, Zona MACO, and Design/ Miami.
We want to keep you up-to-date on the artists, galleries, and museums you love. When you click “Follow,” you’ll receive weekly emails informing you of exhibition openings, new works, and other news related to those you’re following.
Artsy specialists are available to all Artsy users, whether you are purchasing your first work or building upon an existing collection. Our specialists join Artsy from leading auction houses, galleries, and museums, and are available to help you find works that you love, with your price range, interests, and current collection in mind. Your specialist can also source works which aren't publicly listed on the site through our international network of gallery partners.
The Art Genome Project is the classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics (we call them “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.
In the process we refer to as “genoming,” our team of art historians and experts assign works various characteristics. The result is endless opportunities for discovery and learning, connecting works being made today to works with similar attributes, including art made decades or even hundreds of years ago.
Whether you’re a student, teacher, art enthusiast, curator, or collector, Artsy offers a variety of additional ways to learn about art and design.
More than 26,000 high-resolution images of art and architecture from Artsy’s database are freely downloadable for educational use, including numerous iconic works from art history. We include a “Download Image” button beside these images on the site for convenient access.
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Our team of art historians are creating a growing resource of art historical posts that cover the lives, movement, works, and stories that make up the history of art. Paired with our database of high-resolution images, these posts are great tools to learn about art.
Would you like to learn about an artist’s life and work? Artsy has published biographies for over 5,000 artists—both historically significant and contemporary—in an approachable style.
Keeping students and others informed and involved with current art-world happenings is an important part of our educational mission. Artsy's team of journalists provide editorial coverage of hundreds of major gallery and museum exhibitions, art fairs, and biennials around the world. Check the Artsy homepage daily for new posts, interviews, and editorial coverage and browse gallery and institutional pages for the latest exhibitions.
Artsy is led by Carter Cleveland, a computer science engineer from Princeton University with a passion for fine art, and Sebastian Cwilich, a former executive at Christie’s Auction House and Haunch of Venison Gallery. The Artsy team is headquartered in downtown New York City, with specialists and gallery liaisons in Los Angeles, Munich, Berlin, London, and Hong Kong.
At its core, Artsy is the convergence of art and science. We’re a team of designers, engineers, and arts professionals who share a passion for bringing the art world into the digital age. Making all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection is an ambitious goal. Amazing colleagues, creative challenges, and 360-degree views of Manhattan keep us inspired everyday.
Artsy offers galleries a central online platform to reach a global audience of Internet-connected art lovers and collectors. In addition to public promotion, gallery partners have access to behind-the-scenes tools to manage inventory and support gallery operations, including a cloud-based CMS and iPad app. Artsy gallery partnerships are invitation-only and operate on a flat monthly subscription fee.
Our services for institutions include promoting your exhibitions, collections, and programs on your own institutional page on Artsy; and selling limited-edition artworks through Artsy’s e-commerce platform. We also host benefit auctions using cutting-edge web and mobile technology.
Stay informed on the art world and discover amazing art from around the world. It’s free to join.