Marco Tirelli
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
…and making it easier to buy art from galleries and auctions around the world—all in one place.
Édouard Manet, Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe), 1863
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
To fulfill this mission, we’re building the largest public database of art for educational use…
Roxy Paine, Scrutiny, 2014 (detail)
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
Ai Weiwei, With Wind, 2014
FOR-SITE Foundation
Here's how we did in 2014:
Galleries shared 8,369 shows and over 80,000 for sale artworks on Artsy…
…and collectors inquired on over five and a half billion dollars of art.

Artwork Inquiries

In the final month of 2014, Artsy made more introductions between galleries and collectors than in the whole of 2013. Over the full year, collectors inquired on an estimated five and a half billion dollars of art.

Photo: Cour Napoléon et pyramide © 2013 Musée du Louvre / Olivier Ouadah
400 museums and institutions now share their exhibitions and collections on Artsy…
In December, we launched “Museums of France,” featuring Musée du Louvre, Grand Palais, Fondation Cartier, Musée du quai Branly, Palais de Tokyo, Jeu de Paume, and more.
We added over 100 categories to The Art Genome Project…
The Art Genome Project is the classification system that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history.
Ukiyo-e
Polychrome Sculpture
Japanese Photography
Fractal-like / Kaleidoscopic
…and we supported emerging curators together with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Students in 78 cities across five continents created exhibition proposals for the Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition using Artsy’s educational database.
Benefit auctions on Artsy helped raise more than $10.8 million for the arts, AIDS research, and more…
This year we partnered with Aperture Foundation, Ballroom Marfa, Brooklyn Artists Ball, Independent Curators International, Public Art Fund, Swiss Institute, TWO × TWO for AIDS and Art, Watermill Center, and Whitney Art Party, among others.
…and our technology made bidding easy, whether you were in the room or on the other side of the globe.
Guests could bid on their phones or the Artsy Kiosks, and watch bids coming in from around the world on Artsy’s projection screens.
In 2014 you could browse and collect from 37 art fairs on Artsy a week before they opened…
In 2014 we partnered with The Armory Show, ARCOmadrid, Art Stage Singapore, NADA, Design Miami/, ArtRio, Art Toronto, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and ARTBO, among others.
…while Artsy’s mobile app guided fair visitors to their favorite works and artists.
…and the average distance between collector and seller is 2,700 miles.
Artsy now partners with galleries and museums in 82 countries…
Eugene Lemay, Nights in Beirut, 2014, courtesy of Mana Contemporary. Photo by E. Lee Smith.
2014 brought us one step closer to making art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.