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ART AUCTIONS

Art Auction Houses and Online Art Auctions


We are in the process of updating this section and have recently (March 2013) added a section specifically listing art auction houses around the United States. This page still has useful information about art auctions. For further listings please visit our new Art Auctions section.


Bonhams
One of the world's fastest growing auction house, it is also the world's oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques still run by auctioneers. They are recognized worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors market, and several of its departments are already established world leaders within their category.

Christie's
Christie's salerooms have been a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful since 1766. They provide a variety of services for art collectors and their website has a good FAQ's page that discusses how to buy and sell at auction.

Dorotheum
Every year the Dorotheum hosts approximately 600 auctions. With a staff of over 400 and more than 70 art experts in a wide variety of collecting areas, are at your service not just in Vienna but in a number of branch offices throughout Austria and in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.


Los Angeles Modern Auctions House

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
LAMA is the premier auction house for Modern and Contemporary Fine Art & Design. Auctions are held at least two times a year in Southern California and offer material ranging from fine art and furniture to sculpture and decorative arts. The director, Peter Loughrey, is an expert authority in Modern Fine Art and Design and is an appraiser on PBS's Antiques Roadshow. 16145 Hart Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, email: peter@lamodern.com visit website for additional information: http://lamodern.com

Liceoart Subastas
Founded in 2009, Liceoart Subastas is a website specialized in online auctions of spanish art. Updated daily, the registration is completely free and all purchases are 100% guaranteed. Barcelona-based auction house is the largest online auction company in Spain. Location: Calle Balmes, 88, 2-2, 08008, Barcelona, Spain, email: info@liceoart.es , website: http://www.liceoart.es/#googtrans(es|en)

Phillips de Pury & Company
Phillips specializes in the sale of Contemporary and American Art, Jewelry, 20-21st Century Design, and Photographs. The firm also focuses on private treaty sales with particular emphasis on Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary art through de Pury & Luxembourg Art in Geneva and the de Pury & Luxembourg Gallery in Zurich. Phillips conducts auctions in New York, Geneva and Zurich.

Sotheby's
One of the world's most prominent auction houses. They provide art collectors with a wide range of services, including trusts, estates and appraisals, plus presenting major art and antique auctions throughout the world.

Swann Auction Galleries
Founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare Books. Today Swann has separate departments devoted to Photographs, Posters and Prints & Drawings, in addition to Books, Maps & Atlases and Autographs.

Tajan
Paris-based auction house is the largest auction company in France and considered to be one of the largest auction firm in the world. Their web site is informative as well as being written in French and English.

Grisebach
Villa Grisebach is the top-selling auction house for Modern Art in Germany since 1988 with the main focus on photography and art of 19th to 21st century. Further it has remained the unchallenged market leader in German 20th century art. All of this is a result of the great dedication of a highly professional team. Our representatives and offices are located in Berlin, across Germany, Switzerland and North America. There are two suites of sales annually: spring and late autumn.
 

Other Art Auction Houses


Auction News and Information

Auction Central News
The foremost resource for news and specialist information within the global antiques, fine art and auction sector, Auction Central News is the premier online destination for authoritative reports, columns, interviews with industry insiders, recent auction prices realized and tips on upcoming auctions.  http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/


Online Art Auctions

Online Auctions
LiveAuctioneers.com provides bidders with unprecedented levels of access to hundreds of auctions and remote saleroom floors the world over. Through its exclusive technology and services suite, as well as it's partnership with eBay Live Auctions, LiveAuctioneers.com connects auction houses and bidders worldwide.

Auction Results
Updated daily, the LiveAuctioneers.com database features thousands of items to be sold in upcoming auctions as well as more than five million fully illustrated and annotated auction results. There is no charge to access this database of auction-archive data.

eBay Art
Special section on eBay for buying and selling art. You can buy and sell anything, including collectible fine art. Several million items on sale daily.


NOTE OF CAUTION
Most auction houses now have a web enabled method for bidding online.
If you're new to online auction be very careful when you first start bidding with online auctions.
Purchase one or two low priced items to get used to the bidding process. Also, make sure that
you know the auction rules and what your payment requirements are for successful bids.


Interested in buying at Art Auctions, read Maynard Elliott's Ten Rules for Buying Art at Auctions. It provides information on how to successfully purchase and bid for fine art at auctions. The article was written several years ago so keep this in mind and make adjustments for current art auctions.

Greg Allen wrote an article for The New York Times, in 2006 and it's a good read:
Rule No. 1: Don't Yell, 'My Kid Could Do That'



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Data Base of Art Auction Prices and Artist Information
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