Frequently Asked Questions



Who will find our services useful?

Whether you are a private collector, art dealer, art adviser or art professional, or you represent a gallery or institution, ARTVIATIC is for you.

Collectors

Do you want to expand your collection and buy exclusive works at favourable prices? Make your search easier with the ARTVIATIC catalogue. Now you can make direct contact confidentially with the owners of the works that interest you. Would you like to sell a work of art and update your collection? Make yourself known on the market by subscribing to ARTVIATIC and negotiate in your best interests, directly with potential buyers.

Mandated Parties

Have you been mandated to sell a work of art? Make yourself known on the market by registering the work of art that you have been mandated to sell with ArtViatic and negotiate directly with potential buyers, in your best interests, or even better, in your client’s best interests. Have you been mandated to buy a work of art? Make your search easier with the ARTVIATIC catalogue. Now you can make direct contact confidentially with the owners of the works that may be of interest to the person or entity you are representing.

Institutional Representatives

ARTVIATIC offers banking institutions, investment funds, foundations and museums privileged access to the platform and personal, confidential service to buy and sell works without intermediaries and at a significantly lower cost.

Artists

Do you want to list your works online?Put your works up for sale directly on ARTVIATIC. At last there is an alternative to the traditional channels.

Galleries and Art Dealers

Do you want to buy or sell a work of art yourself or on behalf of a client whose collection you are managing? Consult the ARTVIATIC catalogue to contact the owners of works that interest you directly and confidentially. Make yourself known on the market by listing your client’s work of art on ARTVIATIC and negotiate directly with potential buyers in your best interests.

How can I access the ARTVIATIC platform?

Access to the catalogue of works valued between €20,000 and €150,000 is free of charge.
Register to start negotiating online.
ArtViatic offers two subscriptions to access works valued over €150,000:
- a monthly buyer subscription of €84, which gives you access to our online catalogue for one month;
- an annual buyer subscription of €840, which gives you access to our online catalogue for one year.
Sellers may put works up for sale on ARTVIATIC free of charge.
subscribe Register HERE to buy and/or sell artworks on the ARTVIATIC platform.

What can I buy and sell on ARTVIATIC?

ARTVIATIC only lists exceptional works in our areas of expertise; that is, impressionist, modern and contemporary art. On ARTVIATIC you can buy and sell important paintings, works on paper and sculptures valued over €20,000.

Where can I find help?

If you need advice or assistance to buy or sell a work of art, please contact our specialists via email. They will be happy to help. CONTACT US

How can I work out how much my work of art is worth?

If you don’t know the value of the work of art you are putting up for sale, please contact our specialists. They will be happy to help. CONTACT US

What happens if my work of art does not sell?

If you have not found a suitable offer within four months, your work of art is automatically withdrawn from the ARTVIATIC catalogue. You can apply to have the work re-listed.

How much are the buyer’s premium and seller’s commission on ARTVIATIC?

The ARTVIATIC buyer’s premium and seller’s commission are without doubt the lowest on the market. Each party pays 3%. The buyer’s premium and seller’s commission is calculated on the price negotiated on the ARTVIATIC website and therefore does not necessarily apply to any changes agreed between the buyer and seller at a later date.

I am a seller. Would I be better to sell through ARTVIATIC or by auction?

Buying and selling on ARTVIATIC is ideal for collectors who place a lot of importance on speed, discretion, flexibility and independence. The ARTVIATIC platform allows you to negotiate directly with buyers and sellers. As a buyer, you are no longer at the mercy of other bidders. As a seller, there is no risk of your work being bought in. And with the ARTVIATIC platform you can be sure of buying and selling in your own best interests. Contrary to auction house buyer’s premiums and seller’s commissions, which average between 12% and 30% of the lot’s value, ARTVIATIC’s buyer’s premium and seller’s commission are low, fair and equitable: buyers pay 3% and sellers pay 3%.

How long will my work of art be listed for sale on ARTVIATIC?

When you list a work of art with ARTVIATIC you agree to put it up for sale for a set period of four months. If at the end of the four-month period you have not found a suitable offer, you work of art is automatically withdrawn from ARTVIATIC's online catalogue.

Are the prices negotiated on ARTVIATIC made public as in the case of auction sales?

No. Sales made on ARTVIATIC are strictly confidential.

What factors contribute to a good sale?

1. Valuing your work of art accurately.
2. Having all the necessary documents ready for the buyer, such as the certificate, condition report and advance application for export licence (obligatory for France), and generally any information that will help the buyer to appraise the work effectively (references, bibliography).