Online art gallery Art2Arts prevents fraudulent sales: original art sold directly by artists
As the world of art continues to be shaken by the effect of fraudulent and fake art, it is understandable that collectors and fans in search of an authentic piece are acting cautious when buying new work. Online art gallery Art2Arts offers peace of mind, serving as a platform for those that create an artwork to sell it directly, ensuring that every piece sold is an original.
Although the issue of fraud lies ever-present amongst the art world, the high profile case of the Knoedler & Co art forgery scandal caused the subject to arise publicly once more. Having been found to have sold millions of pounds of copied artwork from the likes of Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock to collectors Domenico and Eleanor De Sole, the trial was eventually settled at $25 million. The pieces displayed and sold by Knoedler & Co were not sourced directly from the artist, and were obtained from an art dealer who pleaded guilty to criminal charges in relation to the case.
Michelle Gibbs, Director at Art2Arts commented “A lot of value lies within original artwork, and it is disappointing to learn that a piece you own was not created by the artist you admire, or as an artist, that your creative work has been forged to make money. I am passionate about supporting both the painter and the collector which is why I created Art2Arts.”
Gibbs commented, “When purchasing art from a dealer it is tricky to prove the authenticity of a piece. At Art2Arts every painting for sale is uploaded online by the artist who made the work, meaning control is regained over the origin of the piece. No art is ever sold on Art2Arts from a third party, and those that browse our online platform can be sure that every painting for sale is an original.”
Art2Arts is built on a community of artists whose application is scrutinised to ensure the quality of work remains high on the website. Users can choose to find their next purchase by using the smart filters to find work that fits in their favorite style, or they can visit a page dedicated to their preferred artist where a full selection the work they have uploaded can be seen.
After 10 years in business online, Art2Arts is proud of its 5 star ‘excellent’ rating from previous customers via peer reviewing platform Trustpilot.
Browse the innovative online art gallery platform today at www.art2arts.co.uk
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Art2Arts is a growing online art gallery and community of artists all striving for the same goal - to offer something unique and one-off to customers. It prides itself on selling no mass produced prints, with only original artwork on offer to home-owners, collectors and businesses looking for that something different.