New & free : Artvalue.com
June 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media NewsNew and free of charge, the web site www.artvalue.com has been available to the art markets since April 2007. Together with the ADAGP, Artvalue.com provides without any restrictions images and auction results that have been published or collected throughout the whole world by the Guide Mayer since 1987.
Published annualy since 1962, the last edition of the Guide Mayer papier was published in 2005. These two years were used to build up the web site of artvalue.com, with the idea of putting forward through a free web site all the crucial information concerning the art market.This information is all destined to journalists, professionals and amateurs within the field.
Seeming elitist or reserved to a well-off clientele, the art maket increases its fame on occasions during high record auctions.Nevertheless, on more than 130.000 artists which have been referenced since 1987 from both Guide Mayer and Artvalue, there are numerous small masters whose rates remain accessible towards amateurs and collectors. As a result, artvalue suggests to (re)discover the diversity of this market where anyone is able to buy in a sales room or a gallery.
The website is also a device for auction houses within the arts market. In addition to the consultation of the data base, the auction houses are offered a free of charge access to the editorial backoffice of the website: an occasion to line up their catalogues before beggining the sessions, and to diffuse to a strong audience the access to the calendar, whose access is completely free for visitors. Dowloadable on as many places as possible , the auction houses have the control over this site which belongs to them.
At last, in order not to limit the professionals on signed art objects, artvalue.com likewise welcomes collectible and luxury objects: design, jewellery, furniture, silverwear and collectable cars as examples. Other services are also available: a tool which allows oneself to estimate constantly in a free of charge manner the value of an object, thanks to a connection with similar objects or similar works: in accordance with the dates, the subject, the technique or the format and taken from the data base of the website.
As the Guide was an essential tool of work for both professionals and amateurs within the arts world, artvalue.com commits itself to provide high quality information, information that gave to the Guide Mayer its outstanding reputation, and made of it a reference on the market.