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What is Lofty?

Lofty is the trusted online marketplace for fine art, decorative art, and collectibles. Since launching in 2013, Lofty has facilitated greater access to the art market for private, independent, and professional buyers and collectors. Lofty sources its inventory from auction houses, galleries, and dealers from around the world, offering unprecedented access to an array of art and collectibles.

We're passionate about the collecting experience, technology, and empowering buyers to discover and trade art and collectibles seamlessly. Our goal from the start has been to provide a human, hassle-free buying experience, which includes our world class ecommerce solution.

Lofty’s top priority is building trusting, transparent relationships with clients. We're dedicated to helping our customers discover exceptional objects and we're thrilled to offer a vast catalog of art and collectibles at your fingertips. Cultivating the collection of your dreams has never been easier.


Lofty's Network of Experts includes qualified appraisers, our gallery and auction partners, current and former auction house specialists, reputable dealers, tastemakers, and other art world professionals with decades of experience.

We're committed to connecting our customers with great objects and answering any questions along the way. Have questions about an item? Ask us! We are available to advise your purchasing or collecting decisions.

Lofty Specialists are here to help. If you can't find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us at support@lofty.com.


With inventory sourced directly from the world's leading auction houses, you can buy with confidence and complete peace of mind.  We offer items for sale in both timed auction and live auction formats.

Lofty partners with the finest auction houses to list their catalogs, promote their auctions, and connect collectors with unique art and collectibles. Lofty offers a centralized online marketplace to reach new bidders, maximizing the overall impact of auctions, while boosting sales.


Lofty offers the discerning collector a portal to high-quality inventory from a host of galleries and dealers. These professional sellers offer a wide variety of art and collectibles to deliver an even better collecting experience.

Lofty works with select professional galleries and dealer affiliates to connect their programs with a global audience, support core business function, and diversify their reliance on traditional sales channels alone.


"Lofty provided me the opportunity to add to a collection of paintings from a favorite artist. I love the piece and purchased it for a price that was far below what I would have paid. As important, the communication with Lofty regarding condition, delivery and other details was superb. They provide that high level of comfort that is so important when making an expensive purchase. I recommend them without qualification."

-RK, Pebble Beach, California

"A pleasure to deal with...the large painting came very well wrapped and cared for and was exactly as described. We couldn't be happier with this whole transaction. Thank you Lofty."

-RF, McLean, Virginia

"Amazing customer service! I recently purchased an oil painting through Lofty. I wasn't sure what to expect. I would definitely recommend this company - they have amazing customer service and answered all my questions immediately."

-CW, Toronto, Ontario