NEW YORK, Feb 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Artexpo, the world's largest fine art trade show for over 33 years, announces the launch of its much-anticipated art business portal— ArtexpoStudio.com. A curated, online fine art marketplace, ArtexpoStudio.com provides artists with impeccable, museum-quality digital archives of their artwork, along with unprecedented marketing and sales tools.
For the first time, one single pro-artist, collector-friendly website provides artists with all the following features:
- Their own online gallery, complete with a secure shopping cart
- Digital archiving
- Museum-quality fine art reproductions
- Full suite of online services
- Wholesale options
- Retail gallery representation
- Business development
- Exhibition opportunities
"Our model is simple, clean, fair and abundant—for artists and collectors alike," says Artexpo Studio President Robert Reeder. "For the price of a high-quality digital archive of the original artwork, Artexpo Studio Member artists get their own online gallery, a marketing engine, an e-commerce engine, and a manufacturing facility. They also receive a Museum-Quality reproduction printed with archival inks. This is an extraordinary value. From the collector's side, the buyer can rest assured that any print purchased from Artexpo Studio will have the stamp of our rigorous standards."
Artists can sell museum-quality fine art reproductions from their own secure online gallery and shopping cart—but without the monthly fees other sites charge. ArtexpoStudio.com also offers an unprecedented level of image quality control. All works represented online are professionally archived in Artexpo Studio's state-of-the-art Digital Archiving Studio.
"Our fine art Digital Archiving services are on par with—and in many cases, surpass—systems employed by the world's finest museums," says Reeder. "We offer collectors prints that capture as much of the vibrancy, detail and visual texture of the original as possible. This solves the dilemma of image quality control that many self-publishing websites are faced with."
According to Shanghai-born artist Yuming Zhu, "Artexpo Studio offers superb quality giclees, professional staff, excellent services and very reasonable costs. It is hard to tell the difference between the original and prints."
Three years in the making, ArtexpoStudio.com is the result of a strategic partnership between Eric Smith and Robert Reeder—fine art industry leaders with over 60 years of combined experience in art marketing, online art sales, gallery management, fine art trade shows, production and product development.
"Considering the open nature of the Internet, our long term intention is to keep this model open, honest and unencumbered—and continue offering a real, clearly discernible value for the artist with each service and level of involvement," says Reeder.
Discover ArtexpoStudio first-hand at Artexpo New York 2012, March 22-25 at Pier 92, NYC's esteemed "Art & Design Pier" on the Hudson.