E ver since Maria Baibakova, the Strategic Director of platform Artspace.com, and Dasha Zhukova, the investor of the project Artsy.net, launched their sites making way for a series of similar online galleries, there has been significant changes in the market. Over the last year the sale of contemporary art online has moved away from a purely commercial approach, and is now seeking to offer visitors a new way to acquire art, in turn exploring their own tastes. Here Buro 24/7 browses artworks from the best artists, galleries and museums from around the world. Start acquiring artwork now...

1. Saatchiart.com

Discover artists and their artworks on Saatchiart.com. The LA-based website is known for their depth in delivering a myriad of paintings, photography, sculpture and drawings, which can be shipped worldwide. Artists too can connect with the platform to sell their works direct.

SaatchiArt.com

2. Emergeast.com
Dima Abdul Kader and Nikki Meftah are the art connoisseurs behind the concept. Emergeast is the ultimate instant connection to the Middle Eastern art scene with works by Iraqi artist Zaina El-Said, Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib and Iranian artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar just to name a few.

Emergeast

3. Artsy.net

Artsy's mission is to make all of the world's art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. An online platform for discovering, learning about, and collecting art, it also offers sculptures, porcelain and jewellery. Artsy's growing collection comprises over 800,000 artworks by more than 80,000 artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions, making it one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online today.

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4. Artspace.com

Artspace has a selection of thousands of artworks from some of the best names in contemporary fine art. From the internationally recognisable, to artists on the cusp of their careers, it offers a selection of artworks that will please any level of collector and is probably considered the most established online gallery out there. 

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5. OilyOil.com

Oily Oil is a unique space, with Russian heritage, united in their love for painting, beginners and connoisseurs who want to try to express themselves through the online gallery are welcome here. 

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6. Artnet.com

Artnet is a leading place to buy, sell and research fine art, design and decorative art. It also offers an integrated range of information and transaction services, plus 24/7 worldwide bidding. It has over 18,000 registered buyers and sellers in over 100 countries.

Artnet.com

7. WhiteWallGalleries.com

White Wall Galleries specialises in the sale of prints, each numbered personally by the artist, from Dürer to Picasso, Warhol and Beuys — many artists print on paper. In the words of Joseph Beuys, "print can be present simultaneously in different places, to bring people together and promote the flow of ideas". Discover the gallery today.

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8. KK-Editions.com

Another specialist in print pieces, the creators of the site KK Editions by Katia and Ksenia Shebanova Klimanova have brought about this venture in a big way. Specifically a selection of works are on offer with professional advice, each of which can be studied in detail on this very stylish website.

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9. Amazon.com

A few years ago now, the management team at Amazon.com decided to add art as a special marketplace across five categories: painting, photography, pop art, mixed-media and prints. Search by colour, objects (think unicorns, the sea, fashion, portraits), style, size, cost, artist or gallery.

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10. RiseArt.com

Rise Art was created to help make collecting original art easy — and importantly, risk free — for everyone. Started by two friends, the company is driven by a passion for art, technology and helping artists support and expand their practice. It's an online platform that makes discovering new art easy and fun. All of the artwork for sale on Rise Art has been hand picked by the team who work with top graduate degree programs, galleries and museums to provide members with access to an incredible array of artwork.

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