Art Sumo is a website that allows buyers to browse through an array of paintings from all over the world such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana and Ecuador.
The social business start-up was featured on Springwise's 'Where are they now?' series. "To encourage increased numbers of buyers Art Sumo is now introducing a reverse auction model, where the asking price for that day’s particular painting will start high and then decrease throughout the day," they wrote. "This is a twist on their previous deal-a-day model, with the intention being to avoid elitism by making the art affordable and to increase the pool of buyers, thereby raising more funds for the artists who are often struggling to make ends meet."
Art Sumo follows along a similar model to Art-Switch and Ethical Art in two ways. Firstly, the goal is to make art more accessible (and also, of course, affordable). And secondly, to support artists worldwide so that they get a fair price for their work.
Art Sumo website
Art Sumo on Facebook
Art Sumo on Twitter