Who we are
ArtLink’s past is rooted in its collaboration with Sotheby’s Auction House in the highly acclaimed ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art program. Revolutionary for its time, this program introduced young and emerging artists to the market through auctions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Moscow, New York, Tel Aviv and Vienna. In 1999 ArtLink held the first ever live online auction which took place simultaneously in Germany and on the web. CNN deemed the program “The most exciting development in the art market in decades”.
Running for almost a decade, the ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art program connected ArtLink with over 3,500 artists worldwide, many of whom are featured in ArtLink’s projects today.
Over the years ArtLink has grown and expanded, providing curatorial, consulting and art provision services with a special expertise in the international hospitality industry.
IF YOU HAVE EXCLUSIVITY, DOES THAT MEAN I CAN’T SELL MY WORK ANYWHERE ELSE?
We only request exclusivity for the specific works you have entered into the program. You are free to continue selling your other works any way you like, with one exception – we ask that you do not enter into any similar agreement with another operator of ship galleries.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE EXCLUSIVITY WITH MY GALLERY OR AGENT?
We are sorry, as we only deal directly with artists we will not be able to work with any representatives.
WHAT COSTS WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR?
After initial packing, all other expenses – crating, shipping and insurance – will be paid by us. In the case of digital prints we also intend to cover production costs, a process we will discuss in detail when we have selected your works.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
In our contracts we will ask you to commit to providing your work to us for a period of two years, to give us time to properly promote and sell your work. We may, however, return or replace your work with another work you created. At the end of two years we will be able to mutually extend the contract. If you do not wish to renew your contract and you have sent us your works, all unsold works will be returned to you at ArtLink’s expense.
HOW MUCH OF THE SELLING PRICE WILL I RECEIVE?
Traditionally ArtLink has adhered to standard gallery fees for artists’ shares. However, in some cases, such as when we assume production costs, we will be offering a lower share for each individual sale. Of course this will be offset by production savings as well as the significantly increased selling potential your work will have based on our unique sale model. You will receive a detailed explanation of this model before signing any contract.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY EXCLUSIVITY AFTER I LEAVE THE PROGRAM?
Any works returned to you after you’ve left the program can be sold as you see fit. With regards to the editioned prints, you can sell the remaining prints in the edition provided you do not exceed the number of prints in the limited edition.
IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY I CAN BE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM?
As the program develops, we will be looking into incorporating more direct interactions between the audience and the artists in the form of residencies, studio visits, workshops, and more.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!
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