It should be easier to buy, sell and enjoy owning art.
We are a team of art lovers who want more people to enjoy owning art. We couldn't understand why buying and selling art was such a lengthy, mind-boggling process that could take months, with a whole host of hidden fees and costs. So we decided to do something about it - ArtSnap .
First, we decided to get rid of the auction. We didn't like waiting to see if ours was the winning bid so on ArtSnap, if you like something, you can buy it right away.
Then, we needed to find a way of offering incredible works by top artists, and at good prices to boot. The secret? We work directly with carefully vetted galleries, dealers and collectors who offer works for a limited time only. This means we can get rare works at the very best prices.
ArtSnap's marketplace means that buyers can become sellers, and sellers can become buyers. So you can change your art as often as you like.
Finally, we knew we had to solve shipping. So we offer simple, upfront shipping rates with insured, trackable couriers that bring the work right to your door.
Our buyers and sellers think we're on to a good thing so it's no wonder we're one of the art world's best kept secrets.
Charlotte Bearn, Managing Director
Charlotte is an art enthusiast with a background in growing tech and product startups and scaleups. Before ArtSnap, Charlotte worked for luxury tech/travel brand Onefinestay, food startup Charlie Bigham's and launched startups-for-good at Behavioural Insights Ventures.
Sophie Noire, Sales and Advisory
Sophie supports ArtSnap's buyers and sellers around the globe. Sophie's background is in communications and media for the art world. She has previously worked for Magnum Photo and Noire Gallery.
Daniel Purcell, Operations
Daniel makes sure artworks sold through ArtSnap get safely from A to B - and fast. Daniel joined ArtSnap from the operations team at fast-growth logistics startup Weengs.
Steve Cooke, Chief Product Officer
Steve brings 30 years of tech and product innovation to ArtSnap. Steve launched the first ‘app store’ and built products for Mattel, Yahoo! and the BBC.
Charlotte Britton, Product Manager
Charlotte looks after our developers and oversees UX. Her background is in Art History and she's carried out research on Art Crime.
Ian Griffin, Executive Chairman
Ian has spent his career growing media and digital business, including holiday accommodation booking startup eviivo.