We want everyone to collect art, and we want to enable an economy that allows more artists to make a living by making work. More so, we wanted something as awesome as collecting art to be fun. That’s right: fun!
Artsy is a new way to discover art you’ll love, featuring work from leading galleries, museums and private collections around the world. is powered by The Art Genome Project, an ongoing study of the characteristics that distinguish and connect works of art. evaluates artworks across 800+ characteristics (we call them genes)—such as art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities—to create a powerful search experience that reflects the multifaceted aspects of works of art.
Paddle8 is a fully virtual auction house, focused on fine art, with two types of auction platforms: Benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits, and Paddle8’s own biweekly themed auctions. Both auction platforms will offer a portion of proceeds to benefit a selection of non-profits. In addition to the Benefit and themed auctions, Paddle8 will continue to offer superior tools and services to foundations and galleries/dealers (including Paddle8’s existing gallery partners) via the launch of an expanded, single-platform inventory management system under the new name ARCHIV8, which will also be used by other online art sales entities, private collectors and artists.