Five great places to buy art online

From Marc Chagall to rock photos and vintage Soviet posters

Kindness by Damien Hirst, from Weng Contemporary
Kindness by Damien Hirst, from Weng Contemporary

Weng Contemporary Kapoor, Koons, Hume and Hirst are just some of the contemporary artists whose work has featured on the online arm of Germany-based dealer Weng Fine Art. While specialising in original prints and fine-art editions, the site also stocks stunning low tables by master colourist Yves Klein, as well as vases and sculptures. It features an innovative “sell” platform where it lists works that it is interested in acquiring, alongside a current offer. Read more about Weng Contemporary here  MING LIU

I am It’s Secret by Shirin Neshat, from Paddle8
I am It’s Secret by Shirin Neshat, from Paddle8
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AntikBar Soviet-era posters abound on online poster gallery AntikBar, mostly from the 1920s and 1930s, but there’s also material from a vast array of other countries covering categories such as cars, films and sport. The most popular posters, however, are those featuring travel and advertising, with skiing posters particularly sought after. “These posters are hard to come by and prices are going up year on year,” says site founder Kirill Kalinin. “But most importantly they offer a strong emotional connection. One man bought an American Graffiti poster, as it was the first film he saw in a cinema with his father.” See more of AntikBar’s vintage posters here  MING LIU

Alpes by Salvador Dalí, from AntikBar
Alpes by Salvador Dalí, from AntikBar
Blondie by Allan Ballard, from Rockarchive
Blondie by Allan Ballard, from Rockarchive | Image: Allan Ballard

Paddle8 As well as drawings by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and paintings by Marc Chagall, online-only auctioneer Paddle8 sells photography ranging from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s renowned street scenes, to shots of David Bowie by Mick Rock. More unusual items also go under its virtual hammer, including Kurt Cobain’s credit card, which went for $36,000. Each lot is offered by an established independent dealer and shipped directly from the seller. For more on Paddle8, click here  VICTORIA WOODCOCK

Aahhhhhh by Hannah Perry, from Daata Editions
Aahhhhhh by Hannah Perry, from Daata Editions
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Rockarchive Limited-edition original prints of seminal rock bands and legendary performers from the worlds of pop, jazz and soul take centre stage on this site, founded by music photographer Jill Furmanovsky. “I selected prime examples – ideally unseen work – that fans and collectors would want to buy as investments to hang in their homes,” she says. Featuring shots by fellow photographers Mick Rock and Bob Gruen, as well as a few of her own, there are both black-and-white and colour prints available, with subjects as diverse as Cliff Richard and Nirvana. Read more about Rockarchive here  KASIA MACIEJOWSKA

Daata Editions Dedicated to digital, video, sound and web art, Daata Editions director David Gryn says the company aims to work with a new collector base that has grown up with the language of the internet. Starting out during Frieze New York in May 2015 with commissions for 18 artists to create six new works, the site has featured Serpentine solo-show subject Ed Fornieles and ICA exhibitor Hannah Perry. With limited edition artworks available only as digital downloads, this über-modern website could be a glimpse of the future. For more on Daata Editions, click here  MING LIU

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