Discover art from leading galleries,
museums, and private collections.

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

We are a resource for art collecting and education.

The Art World

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.

Shows and Art Fairs

We cover art world happenings and events around the world

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.

Artsy Editorial

Bird Sh*t, Bubble Gum, and Crack Pipes: Dan Colen Reflects on his Decade-Long Career

Artsy Editorial

Kanye West’s Surprise Performance at Design Miami/ Basel: Find Out Which Designers He Loves

The Artsy iPhone App

Access from anywhere

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.

How it works

Collecting art and design on Artsy

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.

Image courtesy of The Armory Show

International art fair previews

Browse and inquire on works before doors open

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.

Follow artists, galleries, and museums

Receive alerts on new works and shows

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.

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Artsy Specialists

We’re here to help you find art

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.

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Rebecca Bronfein Raphael
More questions about collecting?

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The Art Genome

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.

Mapping the world's art

Works are given a set of characteristics

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.

A System for Discovery

Characteristics are used to connect works by subject, style, and movement

Mary Cassatt
Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Sally Mann
Untitled from the "At Twelve" Series (Page 16)
Jackson Fine Art
Carrie Mae Weems
Untitled (Man and mirror) (from Kitchen Table Series), 1990
Guggenheim Museum
Kehinde Wiley
After Memling's Portrait of Saint Benedict, 2013
Roberts & Tilton
The Master of the Antwerp Adoration
A triptych: The Adoration of the Magi
Christie's Old Masters
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Apollo and Diana, c.1526
The Royal Collection Trust
Agnolo Bronzino
Allegory with Venus and Cupid, Mid-1540s
National Gallery, London
Jeff Koons
Metallic Venus, 2010-2012
Gagosian Gallery


Whether you’re a student, teacher, art enthusiast, curator, or collector, Artsy offers a variety of additional ways to learn about art and design.

Our database

Images for learning and teaching

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.

Art History

Educational content and context

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.


Artist biographies

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.

Image courtesy of Fondation Beyeler
Image courtesy of Alex John Beck
Go to Artsy’s Education page

Art News

Current art world events & news posts

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.

At Artsy

The Artsy Team

We’re making the art world more accessible

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.

Wednesday group lunch

Jobs at Artsy

Join us

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 Date Night...On a sailboat
Digital Marketing Manager
New York
Artsy is seeking an exceptional Digital Marketing Manager to join our Performance Marketing Team. In this role, you’ll lead a dynamic team responsible for scaling our organic reach, positioning Artsy as the world’s best source of art content.
Director of Gallery Relations
New York
Artsy seeks a Director of Gallery Relations to lead the team that manages Artsy's relationships with commercial art galleries.
Office Experience Specialist
New York
Artsy seeks an Office Experience Specialist to help our rapidly growing company run faster and better towards our mission to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.
Product Analyst
New York
We are looking for an exceptional analyst to help us build a deep and nuanced analytical understanding of Artsy's users, product, and business.
Artwork Sales Administrator
New York
Artsy seeks a detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual to support the Artwork Sales team, and our clients worldwide.
Communications Associate
New York
Artsy seeks a Communications Associate to help us reach art lovers, students, educators, and patrons around the world and share with them our resources for learning about and collecting art.
People Operations Associate
New York
Artsy seeks a People Operations Associate to help our rapidly growing company run faster and better towards our mission to make all the world's art available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Gallery Liaison
Los Angeles
Artsy seeks an art world professional to manage existing relationships and identify new opportunities to expand Artsy’s presence in the Western U.S.
Gallery Liaison
New York
We're looking for an art world professional to manage existing relationships and identify new opportunities to expand Artsy’s presence worldwide.
Gallery Liaison
We're looking for an art world professional to manage existing relationships and identify new opportunities to expand Artsy’s presence in the United Kingdom.
Full Stack Software Engineer
New York
You're an experienced full stack software engineer with an impressive track record in building complex distributed applications written in Ruby and JavaScript. You have used relational databases and have some experience with document or key-value stores, such as MongoDB or Redis.
Mobile Engineer
New York
You are a full stack software engineer turned mobile, because you believe in a future where every individual carries a powerful and portable micro-computer.
DevOps Engineer
New York
You’re an experienced operations engineer passionate about deployment automation in large and complex distributed systems.
Product Designer
New York
Your mission: define the future of the art experiences. You will drive design projects from start to finish across web, mobile and touch.
Managing Editor
New York
Artsy seeks a meticulously organized and experienced Managing Editor to oversee and scale operations for the quickly growing editorial team.
People Operations Intern (Summer)
New York
Artsy is looking for a People Operations Intern to help our growing company run faster and better towards our mission to democratize the art world.
Digital Marketing Intern (Spring/Summer)
New York
We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Intern to help us build and implement our growth and digital marketing strategies.
Communications Intern (Summer)
New York
We’re looking for a Communications Intern to help execute press, media, and event initiatives that strengthen and elevate our brand.
Editorial Intern (Summer)
New York
We’re looking for a motivated and hard-working individual to help us produce exciting, engaging, and educational context and dialogue around artists and artworks on the site.
Research Intern to the Curator at Large
New York
Artsy is searching for an experienced art history graduate student to assist the Curator at Large.
Email Marketing Manager
New York
Artsy is looking for an exceptional Email Marketing Manager to own Artsy's email marketing strategy from start to finish.
Curatorial Intern (Spring/Summer)
New York
Artsy seeks a driven, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to assist in expanding Artsy’s museum and institutional partnerships worldwide.
Gallery Partnerships Manager
We are seeking an ambitious Berlin-based salesperson to join Artsy’s Gallery Partnerships Team and help grow our subscription-based gallery listing service in Europe.
Information and Library Sciences Intern on The Art Genome Project (Summer)
New York
We’re looking for Information and Library Sciences Interns this spring to make vital contributions to the The Art Genome Project, Artsy’s evolving tool for discovering art.
Gallery Partnerships Administrator
New York
Artsy seeks a Gallery Partnerships Administrator to help scale efficient operations surrounding Artsy's core business goals.

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Become a gallery partner

Gallery Partnerships

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.

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Become an institutional partner

Institutional Partnerships & Auctions

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.

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