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artelino would like to give more contemporary artists a chance to sell on our site. This page tries to answer your questions. If you are interested in selling via this web site, please read this page and contact us.
First Publication: April 2006
We are looking for Japanese and Chinese printmakers or Westerners who make art prints using Japanese or Chinese tools, material and methods. Most suited for our clientele are prints made in woodblock technique. But other techniques are acceptable too.
We sell by online auctions. Usually we make a solo auction of 20 to 30 prints. The auction takes place from Sunday evening local time until the following Thursday evening. If the auction is successful there are good chances for a second one - maybe 6 months later. In addition we can offer your prints in our regular collector auctions.
Furthermore we write an article, a kind of biography about you. We publish it on our web site and it remains there as a permanent advertising for you.
Your prints are offered over a four day period with a starting price reserve. Bidding will raise the price in set increments until the close of the auction. The successful bidder will pay artelino the closing "hammered" price plus 20.00% buyers commission. artelino will pay the seller, or artist, the hammered price less 20 % sellers commission.
First we want to see images of your works and secondly a bit of resumé. On that basis we can make a decision if you fit into our style and our client's preferences and if we have a chance to sell your works.
You do. And please fix them in dollar.
The lower your reserves are, the more interest from bidders and the better your art works will sell. If you are represented in galleries or other sales outlets, you should of course not upset them by offering work too cheaply. We recommend a reserve price for the artelino auction that gives the buyer a discount at least 10% below your normal retail price. We call this the auction discount.
Since the artelino clients pay a buyer's commission of 20.00% on the hammered price we recommend a reserve formula of:
reserve = your retail price minus 20.00% commission minus 10% auction discount.
But remember that the more generous you make the auction discount the better you will sell. It often happens that the auction discount goes out the window when the bidding heats up.
Please select 30 art prints that you consider as your best sellers. They may be representative or recent works or older works. But they should sell.
Ship your prints best flat - between two strong plastic or very firm cardboards. Put the prints of same sizes in envelopes - plastic or paper - and tape the envelopes on all 4 corners or along the margins against a board. The secret of safe shipping is to prevent the prints from slipping inside the package during transport.
If you do not have the material and experience for safe shipping, please let us know. We can send you an empty set of our special packaging material. Please let us know the size of the largest print you intend to send to us. Thus we can send you a size that fits best.
Please do not hesitate to ask us for this free service. Nothing is more annoying than a shipment that arrives with creased margins and corners due to poor packaging.
We pay you the hammered price minus 20.00% seller's commission.
We pay by wire transfer within a few days after auction end. Please submit your bank account details as specified on the general seller's page.
No - except for the costs of shipping your art work to us and the time and effort of your preparation work.
We make the images by scanner or camera and enter the descriptions - using your description list. The more and better input you can give us to describe your individual art works, the better it is. Good and interesting descriptions sell better.
Hard to predict. The results could be from complete failure to 100% sold and 100% above reserves. The most honest way to answer this question is to list our first auctions and their results since we started our project of presenting contemporary printmakers (We list only the auctions until May 2006. For more artists please check our sell of sold prints.).
|Event||Date||Offered||Result||Turn-over (total of hammered prices)|
|Ryusei Okamoto - 257||Feb 2-9, 2006||30 woodblock prints||100% sold, 85% above reserve||USD 8,380|
|Tadashi Osaka - 263||Feb 26 - March 3, 2006||31 woodblock prints.||55% sold with after-sales, 3% above reserve.||USD 3,568|
|Joshua Rome - 269||March 19-23, 2006||25 woodblock prints||40% sold, 5% above reserve||USD 3,490|
|Osamu Sugiyama - 273||April 2-6, 2006||30 woodblock prints||100% sold, 128% above reserve.||USD 6,190.|
|Collector Auction - 276||April 13-16, 2006||10 more woodblock prints by Osamu Sugiyama.||100% sold, 58% above reserve.||USD 1,450.|
|Ryusei Okamoto - 279||April 23-27, 2006||30 woodblock prints.||77% sold, 58% above reserve - plus 4 more sold in subsequent general auction.||ca. USD 4,700.|
|Matt Brown - 283||May 7-11, 2006||30 woodblock prints.||63% sold, 8% above reserve.||USD 1,680.|
Some artists who cooperate(d) with us do not want to be listed. Neither here on this page, nor with their sold art objects in the archive. No problem at all. We can set your consignment with a few mouse clicks to "invisible" (at least after the auction).
Please feel free to contact any artists from the above list. The following links lead you to the web sites of these artists - except for Osamu Sugiyama who has none.
Apart from the artists listed in the table above, there are three artists whom we have offered in the past in our regular auctions as well as in solo auctions. They are Paul Binnie, Yuji Hiratsuka and Tom Kristensen. Of these three Paul Binnie knows us probably best - since 2001. You can contact Paul Binnie via his homepage - see Paul Binnie. Yuji Hiratsuka and Tom Kristensen have none. Please contact us for their e-mail addresses. Tom Kristensen can also be contacted as a member of the Baren Forum.
Author: Dieter Wanczura