For works with multiple artists, please upload the work to one artist first, and then add additional artists when editing the work's metadata by using the plus (+) symbol next to the artist name.
Should you use multiple artists, or create a single artist collaboration?
Adding multiple artists to a single work ensures that the work will display on both artists’ pages (instead of creating a new page with no followers and no other works), and that collectors who follow either of the artists will receive an update with the work.
If multiple artists, designers or architects who normally operate independently work together, then associate multiple artists with the artwork. Don't create a new artist! Some examples:
- An artist and a designer collaborate
- Multiple artists contribute to a print or photo portfolio
- An artist-corporation product design collaboration
- A site-specific installation including the work of multiple artists
For artist duos and longstanding collaborations, continue to treat the duo or group as a single artist so that their works will appear together on a single artist profile page. Think of the artist profile page as a Wikipedia entry—would the collaboration merit its own page? If so, the collaboration should be treated as one artist. Examples:
- Christo and Jeanne-Claude
- Komar & Melamid
- The Gao Brothers
How to add multiple artists to a single work
If you are adding a new artwork, during the upload process, please choose the artist you would like to appear first, and then add the collaborating artist(s) when you are editing the work's information.
To associate an existing artwork with multiple artists, visit the artwork page in CMS, and click the plus (+) symbol in the artist name field, make any amendments to the existing artist name (necessary if the collaboration was previously entered as a single artist), and add the second collaborating artist to the second field.
On Artsy.net, you will then see multiple artists listed on the artwork's public-facing page, and the work will appear on each of those artists' public-facing artist pages as well.