Big art galleries lend works to prospective buyers all the time. Now you can, too.
On Art in Res, collectors can request to borrow original works of art from NYC-based artists. If the collector doesn't buy your work, you get paid a rental fee. If the collector buys your work, you keep 100%. Since we get asked all the time: yes, we're serious.
Art in Res is 100% peer-to-peer. After you approve a collector to borrow your work, you either bring the work to them, or more likely, they will come to you.
We want you to meet collectors who are passionate about your work. We think the studio visit is the perfect opportunity to do that. We are a platform for building offline collector-artist relationships, not just another impersonal online art marketplace.
Studio visits are a great way for collectors to learn about your work, your process, and see your work in the live, too. And by the way, if a collector happens to buy anything directly from you during a studio visit (either a work you listed on Art in Res or one you haven't), we think that's awesome. You don't have to tell us if that happens, but we'd love to hear about it!
We are serious about artist autonomy.
Want to sell your artwork under a pseudonym, or just use your initials? You can do that.
Need a particular piece for an upcoming show? There's no obligation to accept a rental request.
Want to deliver your works? You set your own delivery fee, and keep 100% of that, too.
Don't want to deliver your works? No problem.