Artvalue.com : Free auction results with pictures Artvalue.com together with the
ADAGP provides free and without restrictions images and auction results on
all artists, published or collected worldwide since 1987 from Guide Mayer
News-Antique.com - Aug 01,2007 - Artvalue.com together with the ADAGP provides free and without restrictions images and auction results on all artists, published or collected worldwide since 1987 from Guide Mayer and Artvalue. The site also enables you to obtain art valuations from this wealth of data. No other source provides all this information at any cost (all free at Artvalue.com). Guide Mayer was an indispensable art eference tool that started in 1962, referencing leading auction results, that were published on paintings, sculptures, drawings, watercolors, stamps and photographs, which just completed its two year migration to online auction results and more at Artvalue.com (http://www.artvalue.com).
Seeming elitist or reserved to a well-off clientele, the interest in the art market has been rising steadily with the recent string of record high auctions. Artvalue.com contains the types of art referenced from Guide Mayer and others with collectible and luxury objects including unique designs, jewelry, furniture, silverware, and collectable cars as examples. Artists range from up and coming to world renowned; prices range from affordable to anyone to masters which would be of the greatest interest to serious collectors, museums and other institutions. The free Artvaluation service on the site allows you to estimate regularly at no-charge the value of an object, thanks to a connection with similar objects or similar works: in accordance with the dates, subject, technique or format and taken from the database of the website.
The website is also a device for auction houses within the arts market. In addition to consultation of the database, auction houses can utilize a no-charge editorial back office of the website: this allows them to download their catalogues in a user-friendly Windows PC environment including upcoming auctions, and to diffuse to a strong audience the access to the calendar, whose access is completely free for visitors. In fact, more than a download, it records or edits online the upcoming auction catalogues using the back-office: there are about 10 fields that can be filled in or not: artist, category, title, medium, dates, dimensions, picture, etc. The download is reserved to auction houses using XML databases. Artvalue even provides telephone support when auction houses are ready to begin and allows them to send artvalue.com pictures and the database, which can be adapted with small formatting through secure FTP. Downloadable on as many places as possible, the auction houses have control over this site, which belongs to them. Artvalue.com is updated daily, providing continuing information on the auctions' world.
Other services are also being developed. No-charge ad classifieds are scheduled to be launched in September and there also will soon be an Artvalue Gallery on the website, containing limited edition lithographs by Dali, Matisse, Magritte, and Braque.
As the Guide was an essential tool of work for professionals and amateurs within the arts world, Artvalue.com commits itself to providing high quality information that gave Guide Mayer its outstanding reputation, and made it an indispensable art market reference tool. Artvalue.com was the first website to offer all its data at no-charge without restriction.