Rent Art

Wall Fiction offers weekly and monthly rentals on most of the artwork featured on the site at fees calculated based on a percentage of the listed selling price ranging from 15% to 40% depending on the artwork.

Targeted to film and television production and real estate professionals working in Toronto, Wall Fiction invites set decorators and real estate agents looking for original artwork to view our selection marked "Available for rent." 

Whether artwork is needed for a television, film or commercial set or to stage a home or enhance an office, Wall Fiction provides an accurate online description of each piece including size and condition.

Wall Fiction features many works produced in the 1960 to 1990’s or earlier suitable for period sets. Vintage, retro or period, Wall Fiction may have what you need to provide an authentic look.

Individuals located in and around Toronto looking to try an artwork before buying are also able to rent on a weekly or monthly basis. Renting allows you to find out what the artwork will look like in your home and how it will make you feel in the room.

Artworks featured on Wall Fiction with a listed price of $200 or less are not available for rent.

If you see a work that does not indicate “Available for rent,” call us to discuss. That work may be part our Emerging Artists series, a work on consignment and/or copyright for use is not secured and we would need to seek the appropriate permission to rent it, and if allowed, negotiate the fees.

The renter, should they decide to purchase the artwork, will receive a credit off the listed price equal to 80% of the amount paid in rental fees.

Wall Fiction will issue a rental agreement with the renter stating the terms of the rental.

Some terms include:

  • Rental fees will be paid upon signing the agreement.
  • The renter is responsible for all costs associated with transportation and installation.
  • The renter is liable for all loss, damage or theft of the rented artwork at the listed selling price.
  • The renter shall not alter the rented artwork in any way.
  • The renter will reserve the artist’s copyright and shall not reproduce or sell an image the artwork.
  • Upon expiry of the rental agreement, the renter will have five days to return the artwork to Wall Fiction of which the renter is still liable for the artwork at the listed selling price. Wall Fiction can make arrangements to assist in the return of the artwork with all costs paid by the renter.
  • Repairs of any kind from any damage to the artwork including breaking of glass or chipping of frame while in the renters care will be paid for by the renter up to the amount of listed selling price.


Note for film and television use:

All work under "Available for rent" is covered under de minimis use, fair use public domain or the artist has pre-approved copyright use of the work in film/tv. Some of the artwork listed for sale on Wall Fiction has been created by artists that we cannot locate, read their signature or the work is unsigned – classified under copyright laws in Canada as "Orphan Works" (these works have not been approved by the Copyright Board). Wall Fiction understands that most work in film/tv will require work that will be covered under de minimis use.