Why Art Investor?
Having a website is like dropping your business card on the footpath. People walk past and don’t notice it. Artists and galleries face the same challenges as other business, particularly attracting traffic. Art Investor brings together different art businesses, centralizing and promoting them. Art collectors will find artworks, artists and galleries in one place.
Our Business Model
Websites are expensive and cannot survive on air alone. So, how does Art Investor remain financially viable? The Art Investor Marketplace earns a small commission from successful sales. There are no charges when listing artworks in the Art Investor marketplace.
Galleries and Artists can display six artworks for free- No expiry – We call it a display wall. Galleries can also upload an unlimited number of artworks in the Art Investor Marketplace. Our Buyers’ and Vendors’ Terms and Conditions can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Two hundred years ago the average home had 20-30 artworks on display. Have people lost their love for art? According to Magnus Resch, art market economist, one of the main reasons is that the primary art market has become a black box. Art Investor brings transparency to the art market. Buyers can find what they like, see prices, and easily purchase artworks with confidence from trusted Australian galleries.
Who is behind Art Investor?
John Feitelson and Julian Parmegiani started Art Investor.
John Feitelson grew up with art. He is an avid collector and has supported artists, filmmakers and theatre productions. He even purchased Artist Profile in 2018. He is also involved in real estate which funds his artistic ventures. He is an accountant by profession. As he likes to say in his South African accent, I am neither a tough businessman or a great artist, but I recognise both. He has been friends with Julian for over 10 years and they are both odd in a good way. They decided to launch Art Investor whilst on an amazing charity cruise on HMAS Hobart In aid of the Sir David Martin foundation.
Julian Parmegiani spent his childhood in a Roman villa, surrounded by art. He moved to Australia at a young age and became a medical specialist. He had a successful career but never lost his love of the arts. Julian believes art should be part of life, and be displayed everywhere. He hopes his partnership with John will turn his dream into reality.