Mr. Brainwash- Grace Kelly, 2012

How and Where to Buy Affordable Modern Art Online

The best place to buy modern art online is via online auction. More than 35 million people currently log in for these auctions, because they are flexible, easy-to-access, and you’re able to access the most affordable modern art. But, what is an online auction, and what can you expect from the experience? Here’s an overview of where to find and buy affordable modern art online.

What is an Online Auction?

An online auction is a great way to see and learn more about modern art, and select the ideal art for your collection. You’ll find a range of art and artists to choose from, with options for live or silent auctions. But, there are many more benefits to an online auction.

Top Benefits for Online Auction

While you love art, and an online auction is a great way to increase your exposure, there are also a number of other reasons to consider purchasing your art via an online auction.

  1. Accessibility.
    You can tap into an online auction from the comfort of your home. You don’t have to travel around the world to bid on and buy modern art.
  2. Money Savings.
    You can get great deals on modern art via online auctions. The online forum is not as expensive for the seller to put on, so the overall experience is much more streamlined.
  3. Time Savings.
    You can login at any time to see what’s up for auction. Then you can participate in the ways that are most comfortable for you. Most online art auction platforms give you the ability to preview the art and place your offer or bid on the works of your choice.  Your bid can be placed well in advance of the actual live auction date and time. You can also bid live if you choose.

Whether you’re an art expert or just starting out in your art collection, you’ll find art that will spark your imagination, and leave you wanting to try the online auction experience over-and-over again.

Some of the most popular and famous artists and their artwork at Auction-

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor, who was descended from a line of artists. He was known for innovative mobiles. He created sculptures that were powered by air currents or motors. The Alexander Calder Auction is an introduction into some of the most innovative American art.

Alexander Calder- Hammock, 1975

Alexander Calder- Hammock, 1975

 

Andy Warhol was an America artist, but he was also a producer and director. He is known for his pop art in printmaking, photography, painting, and cinema. The Andy Warhol Auction lets you tap in on the pop art master.

Andy Warhol- Sidewalk (Trial Proof), 1983

Andy Warhol- Sidewalk (Trial Proof), 1983

 

Jean-Michel Basquait was an American artist. He was also known as a graffiti artist, but he wrote poetry and music as well. He was part of the Neo-Expressionism movement. The Jean-Michel Basquait Auction offers unique access to one of the world’s greatest graffiti artists of the period.

Basquait- Swan Spraying (Unique Drawing) 1988

Basquait- Swan Spraying (Unique Drawing) 1988

 

Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He was known for his elaborate jewelry, opera sets, costumes, and even his graphic arts. Erte was part of the Art Deco movement. His ideas still influence fashion. The Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) Auction offers a unique introduction to an unforgettable artist from the Art Deco movement.

Erte- Black Rose, 1975

Erte- Black Rose, 1975

 

George Rodrigue was an American artist. He was known for his paintings. He was known as the “American Rousseau.” He is known for recurring image of the blue dog with yellow eyes, based on the French-Cajun legend. He also painted celebrities, several US presidents, and a family seated outdoors. His goal was to depict Cajun culture in all its glorious colors. The George Rodrigue Auction offers unique insight into this important American artist.

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist who was known as a painter. She was a member of the Vienna Secession movement. He was known for his sketches, murals, and his objects d’art, which centered around the female body. His work was influenced by Japanese art. He achieved fame as a painter early in his career, but his later works were controversial due to erotic overtones. The Gustav Klimt Auction is an introduction into this controversial Austrian artist.

Gustav Klimt- The Bride, 1931

Gustav Klimt- The Bride, 1931

 

Jeff Koons was an American artist, known for his iconic sculptures of a rabbit and balloon dog. He’s a popular contemporary artist in the Neo-Pop aesthetic. He took consumer objects and turned them into high art. The Jeff Koons Auction lets you rethink the nature of art, with this Neo-Pop aesthetic.

Jim Dine was an American artist, known for drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He was part of the Neo-Dada and Pop Art movements, which influenced modern art. He incorporated wood, brushes, paint cans, and a screwdriver into his pop art work. Police raided an exhibition, which displayed his work. They seized 20 pieces and charged him under the Obscene Publications Act. The Jim Dine Auction is another look into a controversial American artist.

Louis Icart was a French artist, known for drawings, sculpture, print, painting, illustration, and photography. His work focused on Paris life in the early 20th century, with the focal point on women of the time. Louis Icart Auction

Louis Icart- Gay Trio, 1936

Louis Icart- Gay Trio, 1936

 

Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist, known for his brilliant use of color in his paintings. He was also a printmaker and designer. The Marc Chagall Auction allows you to tap into the vibrancy of this Russian-French artist.

Marc Chagall- Soleil Au Cheval Rouge, 1979

Marc Chagall- Soleil Au Cheval Rouge, 1979

 

Mr Brainwash is the pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, who was a French-American street artist. He ran a used-clothing store, and was an amateur videographer, who filmed street art. His street art was a social commentary that fused the contemporary iconography with historic pop imagery. Mr Brainwash Auction offers unique access and perspective into modern pop art.

Mr. Brainwash- Grace Kelly, 2012

Mr. Brainwash- Grace Kelly, 2012

 

Pablo Picasso was one of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century. He was known as a Spanish sculptor, painter, ceramicist, stage designer, playwright, and poet. His constructed sculptures helped usher in the Cubist movement, but he was also part of the Surrealist movement. The Pablo Picasso Auction offers unique access into one of the best-known artistic figures of the 20th century.

Pablo Picasso- Le Ballet, 1954

Pablo Picasso- Le Ballet, 1954

 

Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist, known for his paintings, as well as photography, drawing, sculpture, film, writing, and even jewelry. His works fell into the various movements of Dada, Cubism, and Surrealism, but his unusual, sometimes bizarre art set him apart in ways that are remarkably attention-grabbing. The Salvador Dali Auction yields memorable and fascinatingly curious art.

Salvador Dali- Knight with Helmet and Butterflies, 1975

Salvador Dali- Knight with Helmet and Butterflies, 1975

 

While it’s not always certain what kind of artwork you might discover via online auction, it’s virtually guaranteed that you’ll find something you didn’t expect, and also that you’ll learn a great deal about the nature of modern art while you’re at it. Take a look at what’s up for auction at Live Auctioneers and Invaluable, and be a part of the experience today!

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