In 2018, Artsy launched an augmented reality feature on our Artsy app allowing art buyers to preview works by virtually “hanging them” on their walls.
In order for the augmented reality feature to work, height and width dimensions need to be entered for the published artwork in CMS. The feature will auto function for all two-dimensional works.
A reminder that this feature only works for artworks with height and width dimensions. Works with a diameter or depth dimension cannot be seen in the augmented reality feature.
We recommend you only upload cropped images so they may be supported and true to the work.
Bringing users the most authentic viewing experience on the market, the AR functionality is a crucial service for art buyers looking to make the most informed and confident decision when purchasing artwork for their homes, offices, or other spaces.
Artsy's app can now recognize vertical surfaces like walls and doors, in addition to horizontal surfaces. Here is a detail step-by-step of how a user would calibrate their surroundings to view the work on their wall once they select "View in room" under the artwork to initiate the augmented reality feature.