Frequently asked questions
What is PLATNUM?
PLATNUM is an online platform showcasing work by artists around the world. Conceived as both an inspirational guide and search engine, PLATNUM allows creative professionals and art lovers alike to browse, discover, and access talented artists and photographers – wherever and whenever.
Where is PLATNUM based?
PLATNUM was conceived in New York in 2014, but it exists and draws talent from around the globe.
What does a PLATNUM specialist do?
Whether you need assistance finding inspiring imagery, securing the rights to a particular photograph, or buying an art print, you can always rely on the expertise of our PLATNUM specialists. PLATNUM specialists are experienced art advisers ready to assist all PLATNUM users with their enquiries.
Why are some works unavailable to license?
Often the most widely publicized work by an artist is unavailable to license. However, such work may be included in PLATNUM’s showcase in order to give a larger picture of an artist’s oeuvre. If you are only interested in seeing work available to buy, please select the option ‘available to license’ in the ‘filter’ menu.
Why can´t I buy a license directly on the website?
Our license prices are based upon your terms of usage and negotiated with the artist. Please send us an email with your specific requirements, and a PLATNUM specialist will deliver an estimate as soon as possible.
Can I get an estimate for a new project?
All new commissions are forwarded to the artist or their representative. They will get back to you right away with an estimate.
How can I show my work on PLATNUM?
If you are an artist who is interested in showcasing your work on PLATNUM, please email references of your work (either a link to website, lo-res PDF, etc.) and a CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you in due course. You may wish to ask your representative or gallery to join the PLATNUM community.
How should I use PLATNUM?
PLATNUM is the ideal platform for finding inspiration from the industry’s best artists around the globe, fostering not only commerce but also community and education. At the vanguard of originality and inspiration, we hold both our artists and clients up to stringent standards of artistic integrity.
According to this vision, our curatorial team continually expands our image library and network of users by invitation only. They also monitor or remove offending users and material at their discretion, maintaining the highest standards for our audience.