Great news for my art lovers and collectors: since January 2016 my art is promoted and sold by the cutting edge Artplode, London, launched in August 2014. My former collectors also have now the opportunity to resell my artworks on it, with higher prices, at my actual quotations, with no commission.
Artplode’s CEO and Founder, the international art dealer Maureen McCarthy, with an experience of over 20 years on the art market, became one of the fans and promoters of my art:
“It is exciting for me when artists of the calibre of Constantin Severin – the founder of a new movement in contemporary art – offer their artwork for sale on Artplode. I hope that through the exposure Constantin’s works get on Artplode that there will be increased awareness and appreciation of Archetypal Expressionism among art lovers all over the world.
Maureen McCarthy, CEO and Founder, Artplode LTD
24 January 2016’’
Here are the links for my three artworks accepted to be promoted and sold by Artplode:
I have chosen for the readers of my blog a few excerpts of the media coverage about Artplode and Maureen McCarthy:
‘’McCarthy created Artplode principally for art collectors to resell works by established artists without paying any commission. The platform meets a gap in the art market where there are few options for collectors to resell art except through auction houses charging rates of commission of 40% or even higher. Artplode’s “no commission” business model challenges the traditional way art is traded. The website has attracted millions of dollars in listings of artworks from sellers in more than 40 countries who pay a one-off listing fee of $60 and then keep 100% of the price when their artwork sells. Prices range from $1,000 to well into six figures for works by Andy Warhol.’’
‘’Always thought commission got in the way of buying art? Well no more. Dealer Maureen McCarthy has launched the online platform Artplode, offering secondary market works with no commission. ‘Artplode launched in August 2014 and now has $5 million + art listings from sellers in 40+ countries,’ said McCarthy, adding that artworks worth several million dollars are being traded on the site by sellers.
McCarthy said there were few outlets for collectors to resell art. In recent years many bricks and mortar galleries have closed their doors due to the GFC and high costs. According to McCarthy many in the art industry, particularly art collectors, are waking up to the fact that the high commissions charged to buy and resell art are unsustainable and unjustified in an era when nearly everyone has access to the internet.’’
(Visual Arts Hub)
‘’”It is exciting that artists and galleries as well as private collectors have enthusiastically embraced our “no commission” business model and are listing high quality works for sale on Artplode”. Galleries in the US, UK Europe are offering works by the Masters Andy Warhol, Matisse, Miro as well as brilliant emerging artists from countries as diverse as Ethiopia and Bulgaria. Aboriginal art and works by important Australian artists John Olsen, Sidney Nolan and Norman Lindsay are for sale on the site. McCarthy said there are few outlets for collectors to resell art. In recent years many bricks and mortar galleries have closed their doors due to the GFC and high costs.’’
(Art News Portal)
‘’The design of the Artplode site is very user-friendly for both buyers and sellers. The listing system is simple to use and the site is easy to navigate. Buyers will be able find exactly what they are looking for thanks to the excellent search function. Another key feature of the site is that sellers engage directly with potential buyers, answering questions about listings and arranging payment and shipping of the works themselves.’’
‘’A number of experts have aligned themselves with Artplode and, for another couple of hundred dollars, ¬provide authenticating services, ¬compared to the thousands charged by auction houses.’’
“ ‘We are excited to launch Artplode, which is unique in that we welcome private collectors listing art for sale alongside works being offered by galleries, dealers and artists,’ said Artplode founder and CEO, international art dealer Maureen McCarthy. “Artplode also re-introduces the time honoured tradition of art patrons dealing directly with the master artists.”
McCarthy, who for the past 20 years has been an agent for the publishing arm of the John Lennon estate, represents a number of respected dealers in works by the Masters including Monet, Picasso and Boccioni. She predicts Artplode will be a forerunner of the demise of auction houses that charge 40 percent or higher commission on sales.
“The art industry doesn’t adequately cater for collectors who want to resell art. Artplode fills a gap in the market where collectors can offer art for sale on a high quality website for a listing fee of only £60 per artwork,” she said.
McCarthy says she anticipates Artplode’s no-commission policy will result in private collectors offering many fine artworks never before offered for sale in galleries or auction houses.’’
(Private Art Investor)