Art List

artlist (1) (1)I am an investor in Gertrude.  Gertrude offers people the ability to create salons where they learn, discuss and collect art.  It has essentially taken a life of its own.  People love it.  I have gone to some salons myself.  They are intimate, interesting and really great.

Then as Gertrude began to grow another business began to reveal itself to the entrepreneur.  Why isn’t there a place on line where people can essentially re-sell their art.  The secondary market is one of the biggest drivers in the art world.  It helps galleries and it is the backbone of auction houses.

What if there was a place online where you can buy and sell art in a peer to peer marketplace.  Well there is now.  It is called ArtList.  It is simple.  What I love about it more than anything is that they share their commission 50/50 with the artists.

Artist make money when a gallery sell their works.  Galleries represent artists and help them build their businesses essentially.  This way artists do not have to sell their work to collectors.  Yet when collectors decide that they want to sell a piece of art that they have collected for a variety of reasons then why doesn’t the artist always benefit from that sale?  Now they will.

Check out ArtList.  I am very excited about this platform.

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro


    1. Kenneth Schlenker

      Thank you Tanya! Hope you will enjoy using ArtList.

      1. TanyaMonteiro

        just sent you a message via FB, found the site. Will share

  2. Kenneth Schlenker

    Thanks Joanne for your input as we built ArtList, and thanks for pushing us to be bold about sharing with artists 🙂 ).

  3. pointsnfigures

    good luck to them. have seen a few others in the art space, but they have not fared well. I don’t exactly know the reason, but it might have to do with market size.

    1. Kenneth Schlenker

      I think many of the existing art startups treat art as a public consumer market. In fact, fine art is a private market – where information is not transparent, and access and reputation matter. Technology is making the art market more transparent, but won’t make it a public market. We’re building technology that makes transactions on this private market faster, more secure and fair.

  4. awaldstein

    Checking it out.Art of value drives the need for insurance and insurance requires appraisals.Curious if they are addressing this.

    1. Kenneth Schlenker

      Hi! thanks for the message. We do address this. Here are the guarantees we offer people dealing on the platform:

  5. JLM

    .This is a very cool idea. Well played.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…