Buy art with artnet app

Sep 30, 2010
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Forget Sotheby’s, you can bid on high-quality art via your iPhone with the artnet app. The digital auction site offers hundreds of paintings, sculptures and photographs for a wide range of prices.There are black-and-white photographs by the German Ilse Bing (opening bid $1,700),  and painted skateboards by Japanese graphic artist Takashi Murakami (opening bid $3,000). […]

Forget Sotheby’s, you can bid on high-quality art via your iPhone with the artnet app. The digital auction site offers hundreds of paintings, sculptures and photographs for a wide range of prices.There are black-and-white photographs by the German Ilse Bing (opening bid $1,700),  and painted skateboards by Japanese graphic artist Takashi Murakami (opening bid $3,000). There’s an Obama Hope print signed by artist Shepard Fairey.

The work can be searched by artist name, piece title, year and price range, as well as by category, including works on paper, prints, sculpture, etc. All pieces up for bid have extensive descriptions that include everything from year, to size, to condition. Shopping options and payment and return policies are also clearly laid out.

The art can be categorized by which bids are ending soonest, newly listed, lowest high bid first or highest high bid first. To place a bid, you must create an account, complete with a user name and password, and sign in.

One of the apps greatest features is a FAQs page, that answer all of your pertinent questions. Want to know how to sign up as a seller, it’s there. Need to retract a bid, it’s there. Not sure what “relist” means, it’s there. You have to appreciate an app that makes life easy for you!

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Megan O'Neil

Megan O'Neil is a journalist and freelance writer in Los Angeles. When she isn't lounging at the beach or socializing in the Hollywood Hills, she writes for the Park Labrea New/Beverly Press newspaper and the Los Angeles Times Community News Group.

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