Buy and Sell Art Online

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Fine Art: Learn, Look, and Buy

The list of topics in fine art is as long as the line to see the Mona Lisa. And while at the Louvre you have no choice but to wait, on the Web, you can explore at your own pace, whether you're a beginner or an expert. If you want to learn about art and its history, explore online museums, research galleries, read art magazines, or buy and sell artwork, the Internet has all the resources you need.

Art History

From just a glance, you know whether you think a painting is pretty, but you’re probably ... read more »

Online Museums

Starved for art but short on time? Although certainly no substitute for the real thing, you can ... read more »

Find Art Galleries

Visiting galleries is a great way to get exposure to artwork that you won't see in a museum. ... read more »

Art Magazines and News

Whether you want to know what this month's hottest exhibits are or how quickly the prices of ... read more »

Buy and Sell Art Online

Visit any contemporary art museum or gallery and you'll see that technology has become a part of the artistic process. So it makes sense that your options for buying and selling art are more technologically advanced as well. Some online-only galleries hold solid credentials, possess fine collections, and allow you to view and research works online before you make a purchase. But if fine art is not in your budget, or not something you feel comfortable buying online, you can also find sites that sell prints or works of unknown artists. There are plenty of sites that will help you find art for reasonable prices or, if you're an artist, promote your own work.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • As you probably know, investing in art can be a serious endeavor. For tips on how to approach the market, check out this BusinessWeek article, "The Art of Buying Art".
  • Any reputable online art gallery guarantees their artwork and has a fair return policy. Be wary of any site that won't allow you to send back unsatisfactory pieces.
  • You can read the "Find a Gallery" section of this guide to determine whether a specific gallery has a Web site or online features.

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