Interview with Founder of ArtQuid - artmarketblog.com I recently came across a site called ArtQuid (http://www.artquid.com) which is described as an “Online Art Broker”. The extremely well designed and professional website immediately caught my eye
This great feature makes it easier to establish a closer contact between buyers and sellers. An artist can explain his work and an art dealer can display his gallery.
Today, my priority is to add value to the exposed artworks and to give a powerful promotion tool to the sellers. Only ArtQuid.com can guarantee you this today!
5. What has the response been from buyers and sellers?
I recently participated in an interview to discuss contemporary art on a French radio show. The program presenter happened to be a free-lance artist. After the show, she decided to exhibit her work on ArtQuid. She opted for the Premium subscription. This allows sellers to create their own customized online art gallery and exhibit an unlimited number of artworks. Two weeks later, she came back to me very happy announcing she just made her first sale! The buyer was a mother who was looking for an original birthday gift for her daughter. She fell immediately in love with the painting and thought it would fit perfectly in her child’s bedroom. Last but not least, the artist was contacted a few weeks later by a gallery who wanted to exhibit her paintings! Well, it was definitely worth the 29.95 euros for the 12 months exhibition + 1 month offered… and the year is not over yet!
Here are some testimonials from our users:
“We definitely increased sales revenues and customer enquiries thanks to this website!” Dream Art Gallery, UK.
“Being a professional decorator and an artist, ArtQuid is for me a fantastic exhibition space and offers me an amazing source of inspiration and variety of artworks for my clients! The site is clear and easy to use. I recently sold my first artwork and got several contacts with artists for my projects.” Lisa, France
“I sold two bronze sculptures from Sweden to France, the customer got very satisfied with his deal. Thank you ArtQuid and thank you Rudolph!” Johannes Nielsen, Sweden.
“I’ve just seen my gallery at ArtQuid. I’m completely knocked out! The presentation/design is so truly elegant and fantastically functional. The whole site is just a wonderful platform for artists - so sensitive and so astute in showcasing the works in the most appropriate and professional manner.” Robert Johnson, Australia.
6. What has been the most significant sale on ArtQuid?
Everyday, artists receive requests from many buyers all over the world and are selling affordable pieces starting from less than fifty euros up to several hundreds.
An antique gallery in Paris sold an important XVIIIth century Louis XV desk for several thousands of euros.
A gallery specialized in XXth century furniture and works of art, was approached by a private collector through ArtQuid and sold him a beautiful Art Deco lamp.
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles