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So, how does this all work?

It's pretty simple...


First, find a piece you're excited about.

Sort and filter through our library of original artworks in NYC by what matters most to you: price, size, distance, and more. You can save your favorites to your wishlist.

Select your favorite artwork (or the artwork that fits the season, dinner party theme, or your mood) and request it from the artist!

Next, arrange pickup or delivery from the artist.

Great! You messaged the artist, and they're excited to share their work with you! Use our messenger to hammer out the details and settle on terms - things like date and time, pickup or delivery specifics, and rental length - that work for everyone.

Mark your calendar - but don’t worry if you forget, we’ll send you reminders via email in the days leading up to the handoff.

Finally, meet the artist and enjoy your new piece!

This is the best part! Meet the artist - either at their studio, or your place - and get acquainted with your new piece. If you want to have a tea or coffee with the artist, talk about their work, and learn about their process, that's awesome! (That's what we do.) If not, or if you're just too busy, that's fine, too!

This is a great opportunity to discuss the finer points of transportation and installation with the artist, as well.

With respect to transportation, rest assured: Art in Res artworks aren't too heavy, aren't too big, and don't feature significant relief elements. Of course, artworks are often delicate, and you should always be careful! And hanging is a cinch, because all artworks on Art in Res are ready to hang. In most cases, all you need is a nail.

Read our transportation guidelines Read our hanging guidelines

And, finally, elevate your space with your new, original artwork until it’s time to return it to the artist!

When the rental period is almost over...

Want to keep it even longer? It’s as easy as requesting a rental extension in the messenger.

Not really feeling it? Artwork not working in your space? It happens, and on any other platform that would be a real problem - but not on Art in Res! At the end of your rental period, return it to the artist - no questions asked.

Really love it? Can’t imagine life without it? We hoped you would say that! Buying is just a click away - and 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist!