Ever dream about finding the next Picasso? Ever wish you could buy amazing art pieces without stepping into an auction house? Through the innovative, online art shop, Artsy, patrons can purchase works from both well-known and up-and-coming artists alike without leaving the comfort of their home. This platform for collecting and discovering art aims to expand the art world, supporting artists and their art, as well as making beautiful pieces accessible to the general public.
Purchasing art on Artsy is easy and intuitive. Search by artist, style, or theme to browse incredible pieces in seconds. Unsure about what to look for? By using the explore function, one can sift through hundreds of art collections – anything from Banksy to Warhol. Once one chooses an artist, collection, or gallery to peruse, making the final step to purchase is easy. Click on the piece you are interested in and either buy it like any other online purchase or contact the gallery to finalize the arrangement. If one prefers the traditional method of auctions, one can bid against others online in their live auctioning section. Artsy allows you to stay on top of the art game. If you spot a gallery you love, you can follow them to stay up to date on the latest releases and newest collections available to purchase. You can also scroll down to the bottom of the gallery to see if the gallery has any upcoming shows to view their art in person.
With so many breathtaking galleries on display, you never know what you are going to find. Some galleries specialize in specific artists, while others focus on new techniques, like photo to canvas work. This technique allows customers to turn any photograph into a classic canvas painting. Family portraits, wedding photos, and even dog photos can be turned into stunning paintings that one will cherish forever. The best part? The value of these high-quality oil paintings will only appreciate over time. Not only will you be able to remember the joy you felt on your wedding day for life, but you will end up owning a painting worth more than you originally paid.
A few galleries on Artsy still strive to provide excellent, personal customer services despite the online nature of the business. No matter your budget, certain galleries will make sure they find the piece of art that is right for you. Whether it’s a photo-to-canvas recreation or original, contemporary art, there is something for everyone on Artsy. Shopping for Miro or Doyle has never been easier. Artsy makes art available to everyone, allowing anyone to become an avid art collector without even leaving the couch.
By Reid Arnold