The Art Cellar Exchange is a unique service that specializes in assisting private collectors buy and sell fine art. Established in 1988, specializes in buying and selling 20th century American, Contemporary and Latin American fine art.


WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH US
EVALUATION & ADVISEMENT
COLLECTION SERVICES
SHIPPING & INSURANCE

THE ADVANTAGE OF WORKING WITH
ART CELLAR EXCHANGE

VERSUS A GALLERY....

  • We want your repeat business. Our success is built on establishing long term relationships with buyers and sellers, and we always strive to work for the benefit of both parties.
  • Since we work on commission, it is in our best interest to make sure all of our artwork sells at a fair price.
  • We will never buy low and sell high. Many galleries will buy artwork at the lowest price possible and the resell for much more. Since we facilitate a direct sale between buyer and seller, we eliminate this situation.
  • We have less overhead expenses. Galleries rely on having foot traffic in order sell works of art and therefore must locate their gallery in a "high rent district". In order to make a profit, they must mark their artwork up to cover thier high cost of rent. Since we do not have an expensive gallery space, we can offer our artwork at the current fair market value.

VERSUS AN AUCTION HOUSE....

  • We have no hidden fees. Auction houses charge insurance and cataloguing fees, even if your artwork doesn't sell. When the artwork does sell, they take a fee from both the buyer (buyers premium) and seller (seller's premium).
  • If the piece doesn't sell you are out nothing but time. We require a 60 day exclusivity agreement, but if the piece isn't sold during that time you are free to sell it elsewhere. We charge nothing to market artwork and only get paid when your artwork sells.
  • You, the owner, are able to maintain control over the sale price and always have final approval.

VERSUS BOTH GALLERY AND AUCTION HOUSE....

  • Launched in 1994, The Art Cellar Exchage was the first fine art business on the internet. No one has more experience in marketing art on the web.
  • Your artwork stays in your possession until the time of sale.
    The buyer is always given a 5 day period from the time that the artwork is received until they have to make the final decision to purchase.
  • We handle a select amount of clients every year and each sale is tailored to your specific needs.