Shopping for art? Here is a list of the top 10 websites to buy art online:
Founded in Nigeria in 2017 by two Nigerian art enthusiast. Buyavrika is an online marketplace for original pieces of art and prints from around the world. The site sorts its offerings by both style and medium, making it easy to browse the site. Categories range from ( abstract paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, and digital art etc). all of which are signed by the artist. Prices start from as low as $5
If you’re anything like us, you rely on Etsy for all things home decor—and cool paintings and artwork are no exception. Etsy offers every type of art you can imagine, from stunning black-and-white photography to bespoke oil paintings. Shop Etsy and you can take your living room or home office to the next level while also supporting small business owners and artisans.
One of the few sites that offer one-click buying—as opposed to bidding—from established contemporary art galleries, Artspace is a great source for work by top contemporary artists. It’s the most like an online store in that you can browse hundreds of images and purchase directly. The site’s specialists curate sales from the various member dealers, which is a good way to browse pieces if you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for. And you can sort by price, from under $500 to (on the much less affordable side) over $1 million.
SaatchiArt boasts an impressive collection of art at accessible prices. Original works, which include photography, collages, canvas prints, oil paintings, and sculptures, start at $200, and limited-edition prints at $95. The site also runs a complimentary art advisory service, where a team of curators will build a collection for you based on your taste or space.
Copenhagen-based e-tailer Paper Collective sells artworks with a mission. The company collaborates with artists, designers, and illustrators to create prints, posters, cards, and accessories that are certified eco-friendly with a seal from the Danish government. On top of that, 10 percent of the sale proceeds for each work goes to a charity of the artist’s choosing.
Minted, largely known for its wide range of cards, takes a similarly community-focused approach to its art offerings, with prints, photography, and drawings sourced from independent makers worldwide. Pieces range from $21 (unframed) to $605 (framed). Artists have their own landing pages with bios and links to all of their work, and Minted’s crowdsourcing model allows emerging artists to find a platform. The site also offers commissioned artwork.
7. ABSOLUT ART
Swedish brand Absolut Vodka, using its decades-old background in working with some of the best known artists of our time—including Warhol and Basquiat—to illustrate and advertise its products, founded Absolut Art in 2015. On the platform, you’ll find signed, numbered, limited-edition prints from contemporary artists in illustration, photography, graphic design, and more. Much like the brand, the artists Absolut Art works with tend to be bold and very much on the cutting edge. Each print is made in Stockholm, can be customized with frame type, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Founded in 2012 by Chelsea Neman and Jordan Klein, Tappan aims to nurture emerging artists by connecting them to seasoned collectors. This support extends beyond the internet, too: Tappan has curated numerous exhibitions of its artists in assorted spaces throughout Los Angeles. On the site you’ll find everything from handmade ceramics for around $100 to large-scale paintings upward of $10,000.
The goal of 20×200 is to provide art for everyone. The 1,000 editions the site has produced so far range from $24 to $10,000, and each is produced exclusively for 20×200. The company also wants customers to be passionate and knowledgeable about the art they receive, so every print or photo ships with documentation about the work, and the site announces each new launch with an informative write-up on the artist and project.
Swakara Atwell-Bennett founded BetterShared in 2016 as a platform dedicated to showcasing artists of the African Diaspora. Based in the U.K. with wide-ranging shipping options within Europe and to the U.S., art lovers can choose from a wide selection of prints, photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works—there’s even a curation for the budget-conscious collector, where no piece is over 100 British pounds.