Top iPhone Apps for Art Collectors – artmarketblog.com

Several art related companies and institutions have taken advantage of the revolution that is the Apple iPhone, and released apps that make buying, browsing and finding out about works of art possible anywhere, anytime. Below are my top iPhone Apps for art collectors and investors.

Artfact.com iPhone App

Why waste your valuable time searching hundreds of old auction house catalogs and websites for auction price results, when you can find everything you need all in one easy-to-use service?
Artfact is the world’s largest and most comprehensive online auction price guide, delivering over 55 million price results for fine art, decorative art, antiques and collectibles all sold at auction.

-Browse over 100,000 upcoming live auction items
-Research over half a million auction price results
-Place confidential absentee bids on upcoming lots
-Receive email alerts if you are outbid
-Share your favorite items via Facebook or email

Available free of charge from the iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artfact-live-auctions/id340245009?mt=8

Invaluable.com iPhone App

Invaluable Live! is the world’s premiere live auction bidding platform, enabling collectors and dealers around the globe to bid online in real-time on over 100,000 upcoming items for sale at auction. More than 150 traditional, international auction houses host their auctions exclusively on the Invaluable Live! platform.

-Browse over 100,000 upcoming live auction items
-Research over half a million auction price results
-Place confidential absentee bids on upcoming lots
-Receive email alerts if you are outbid
-Share your favorite items via Facebook or email

Available free of charge from the iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/invaluable-live-auctions/id343664441?mt=8

Christie’s iPhone App

When you are on the run, Christie’s iPhone application allows you to browse over 450 auctions in over 80 categories including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more from the palm of your hand. With a touch of a finger, you can also review auction results and learn how to buy and sell with Christie’s.

* Email a lot to a friend
* Discover how to buy and sell with Christie’s or more about our Private Sale services
* Explore over 80 Specialist Departments
* Get directions to and locate our salerooms across the globe using Google maps
* Show your passion for fine art, jewelry, decorative arts and more with one of our downloadable wallpapers
* Learn about the history of the the world’s first fine art auctioneers, and about our company today

Available from iTunes App Store
http://www.christies.com/on-the-go/iphone/

Saffron Art iPhone App

Key features of the application include a color-coded bid status indicator, proxy bidding capabilities, as well as information on current bid amounts, bid histories and post-auction results. Users can also preview the entire auction catalogue, with such lot details as size, surface, medium, estimates and images, searching by lot number, artist or designer name, material or type

Available from iTunes App Store
http://www.saffronart.com/sitepages/Mobile-Auction/iPhone.aspx

LiveAuctioneers.com iPhone App

Anyone with this application loaded onto their iPhone will have instant access to any auction catalog listed on LiveAuctioneers and can even log in and leave absentee bids through our Secure Bidder Network (SBN). With SBN functionality, which is unique to LiveAuctioneers, your absentee bid is kept private and unknown to anyone until auction day, when the bid is executed. Additionally, the new iPhone app enables the user to share auction lots with others via e-mail and to access more than 4 million fully illustrated auction results from past sales conducted through LiveAuctioneers

Another bonus feature of LiveAuctioneers’ iPhone app is its exclusive direct connection to Auction Central News (www.auctioncentralnews.com), the leading online source for news about auctions, antiques and fine art.

Available from iTunes App Store
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/iPhoneApp

Heritage Auctions iPhone App

Heritage Auctions has announced the launch of a mobile version of its award-winning Website, www.HA.com. Collectors now have the opportunity to search for, view and bid on any lot in any current Heritage auction from most any mobile device with a web browser from anywhere in the world where there’s Web service.

Available from iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/heritage-auctions/id346185455?mt=8

Artnear iPhone App

Artnear is the first global guide to art for the iphone platform. Find top galleries and museums around the world. Browse and see images of current shows, openings and more.

Available from iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/artnear/id320653064?mt=8

Seoul Auction iPhone App

Check what’s happening with Korea’s leading art auction house

Available from iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/seoulauction/id345138823?mt=8

Saatchi Magazine iPhone App

Art News, views, reviews, interviews, essays by the world’s leading writers, critics and curators on art and artists, weekly openings and more…

Available from iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/saatchi-magazine/id341552232?mt=8

Louvre iPhone App

The Musee du Louvre in Paris has recently launched its own iPhone application, offering a virtual experience of the world’s largest museum. Users can view some of the Louvre’s most famous items, such as the Mona Lisa and St. Mary Magdalene, and take a virtual tour of the museum’s historic buildings. As well as virtual guides, the app also offers tourist information about the museum, such as opening times and visitor maps.

Available from iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/id337339103?mt=8

National Gallery London iPhone App

The National Gallery is offering art lovers the opportunity to put works by Leonardo and Van Gogh in their pocket. A new application, called Love Art, allows iPhone and iTouch users to explore 250 of the Gallery’s best-loved paintings in the palm of their hand.

Take an unforgettable journey around the National Gallery. Zoom in to explore fine details and enjoy over three hours of video and audio content.

You can listen to the stories behind the masterpieces in insightful interviews with artists, writers and experts including:

* National Gallery Director Nicholas Penny
* Dramatist Robin Brooks
* Artist Maggie Hambling
* Author Tracy Chevalier

Available from the iTunes App Store
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/love-art-national-gallery-london/id314566159?mt=8

 Top iPhone Apps for Art Collectors   artmarketblog.com**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications

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  • http://www.janblencowe.com Jan Blencowe

    These are fabulous suggestions! I just got an iPhone for Christmas and have downloaded a lot of apps but had no idea about these. The Lourve, the National Gallery and ArtNear arre my first choices and I will get them right away! Thanks!

  • http://www.artomatic.org George Koch

    Thanks for the list – got any for the android?
    George

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  • http://mobileartcreations.blogspot.com/ Emile du Toit

    Cris Worley Fine Arts Gallery Mobile App now available at the iTunes App Store.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cris-worley/id430255891?mt=8

  • Jaime

    Great list of apps!

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