The site has attracted millions of dollars in listings of artworks from sellers in more than 40 countries since it launched in August 2014.
Artplode allows everyone – artists, collectors, dealers and galleries–to list art for sale for a one-off fixed fee of $60 per artwork with no commission charged to either buyers or sellers.
Artplode was created by the international art dealer to meet a gap she identified in the art market and to give art collectors a low cost alternative to resell quality artworks.
McCarthy, who for 20 years was an agent for the publishing arm of the John Lennon estate, represents a number of respected dealers in works by the Masters including Monet, Picasso and Boccioni. She predicts Artplode will be a forerunner of the demise of auction houses that charge 40 percent or higher commission on sales and online art sales websites clinging to outmoded commission based business models.