DACS launches Artimage online image resource

    DACS is delighted to launch Artimage, a new digital image resource exclusively curated to showcase and license exceptional works of modern and contemporary art.

    Access to thousands of artist-approved images

    Launched to coincide with our 30th anniversary, the Artimage website is a growing collection of thousands of images of modern and contemporary art by a range of artists represented by DACS for Copyright Licensing.

    These images are available to license for a range of uses, from magazines and books to film, TV and advertising.

    Unlike other image services, the majority of image and licence fees go back to artists and estates, supporting their income and practice. Each use of an image is also approved by the artist or artist's estate as part of the licensing process. 

    Artimage builds on our current portfolio of services, developing artists’ income streams, supporting the visual arts sector and contributing to the creative economy.

    Artimage highlights

    Artists featuring on Artimage include Francis Bacon, Sir Peter Blake, Sandra Blow, Frank Bowling, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Roger Hiorns, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Liliane Lijn, Richard Long, Yinka Shonibare, Andy Warhol and Jane and Louise Wilson, to name a few.

    Key features of the website include:
    • Artist pages providing biographical information and links to related artists and movements, providing a route into their work
    • Collections of images covering a range of subjects, art movements, techniques and decades, from 1960s Pop Art to the Young British Artists (YBA’s) of the 1990s
    • Unseen works and photos from artists’ archives, including Victor Pasmore and the photographer Edward Woodman
    • Images of key works by leading artists from the Arts Council and British Council Collections
    Visit Artimage.org.uk to find out more.

    Image: Screenshot of Artimage.org.uk, featuring from left to right the artworks: Head IV, 1949, Francis Bacon; Gun, c. 1981-82, Andy Warhol; Untitled (date unknown), Sandra Blow.

    Posted on 03/06/2014 by Jessica Bancroft