A few months ago a well-known ukiyo-e dealer used the term 'institution' to describe artelino. And indeed, our non-commercial part like the free artelino archive of more than 42,000 publicly available Japanese art prints is visited every day by a large number of dealers, collectors, museum curators, appraisers and competitors.
Most of the users of our research databases do not think much how we can keep this running. We are not state- or industry-sponsored. We are a small family business - just Dieter and Yorie and a few part-time helpers.
artelino is primarily a virtual auction house for Japanese prints, and our archive and other services can only work as long as our auctions are doing well. Simple.
Therefore we strive to be your uncontested number one source for buying Japanese prints. Simple, but not easy. We are aware that you will not buy from us just to support the artelino archive. No, you will buy from the best site for buying Japanese prints..
Let us know what we can do better to be your number one place for buying Japanese prints.
Dieter and Yorie