Artsy for Auctions

Artsy offers a centralized online platform to promote your auction, expand your client base, maximize bids, and support auction operations with our suite of cloud-based and mobile tools.


Trusted platform for both commercial and benefit auctions

Our roster of global auction house partners is rapidly expanding, including Sotheby’s, Phillips, Heritage, Rago, and Julien’s. To date, Artsy benefit auctions have helped to raise more than $20 million for museums, nonprofit organizations, and other charitable causes.


Reach a global audience of 24+ million collectors and art lovers

Since launching in October 2012, Artsy has had over 24 million unique site visitors from 190+ countries across web and mobile, driven by organic search traffic, as well as growing engagement with the world's most comprehensive art resource, and other sources of collector traffic.

This year, Artsy saw a 400%+ growth in bidder participation - and we had bidders participate in auctions from 84 different countries around the world.


Maximize bids on our user-friendly bidding platform

Artsy delivers a beautifully designed online bidding experience—collectors can place bids from web, tablet, and mobile, while receiving notifications about the status of their bids. In addition to our timed online-only auctions, Artsy’s Live Auction Integration software allows collectors to browse lots from upcoming live sales, leave max bids, and continue bidding in the live sale from anywhere in the world. Artsy’s Consignment service provides auction houses with direct access to our collectors who are looking to sell work—streamlining the process for building sales.

Artsy's technology created a unique user experience which was essential to generating our most successful auction in years.
Renaud Proch, Executive Director, Independent Curators International


Exceptional services to reach new collectors, drive bid activity, and promote your brand

Promotion on Artsy’s website, iPhone and iPad app, newsletter emails, personalized “Follow” emails, push notifications, and social media channels. Rich contextual information, including artist biographies, lot descriptions, and marketing articles. Collector targeting via The Art Genome Project.

Onsite Promotion

Homepage banner and editorial coverage

Social Media Coverage

1,000,000+ combined following across platforms

Event Services

Onsite bidding powered by Artsy’s bidding kiosks and in-room projections

Our unique bidding kiosks allow event attendees to register and place bids on site. Real-time projections of bid activity happening around the world helps to create an exciting auction atmosphere.

Artsy Bidding Kiosk
In Room Projections


We’re with you every step of the way

Our auctions team is dedicated to delivering a world-class auction experience for collectors and our partners. Every auction has a dedicated project manager who will lead you through every step of the process and assist with getting the most out of your partnership with us.

Liz Luna
Director of Auction and Institutional Partnerships
Alessandra Castillo
Senior Auctions Manager
Erica Lyon
Senior Manager, Institutional Partnerships
Chloé Bigio
Manager, Auction Partnerships
Melanie Borinstein

Interested in partnering with Artsy?