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Art Auction Houses and Online Art Auctions


This auction house guide provides you with information about the biggest and most established art auction houses. For smaller and regional art and antique auctions we have another guide which list them according to the state they are located in. Please visit our ART AUCTION HOUSE section.

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When buying and selling art at auctions you must be careful. It's easy to over bid and get carried away when bidding, set a limit for your top bid and do your research before bidding. Condition of the object is very important in determining value. If you are selling make sure you fully understand the costs to you and what the auction house will charge you. Sometimes, it helps if you explore several auction houses before consigning an object.
 



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.


Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, as well as the largest auction house founded in the U.S. We are also the undisputed Internet leader in our field, with more than 1 million online bidder-members registered on HA.com. This loyal and growing community of collectors is a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles. World Headquarters is in Dallas, TX. Other locations include: Beverly Hills, San Francisco, New York, Palm Beach, Chicago, Hong Kong and several European offices.


Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
From a single work of art to an entire estate, LAMA is the premier auction house on the West Coast to buy and sell Modern and contemporary art & design. Founded in 1992, LAMA holds three live auctions a year, several timed online-only auctions, plus occasional exhibits that are open to the public. LAMA caters to an international market, offering special expertise in artists of the California region it calls home, and consistently sets new records for artists including Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Ruth Asawa, John Baldessari, Vija Celmins, Mary Corse, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol Telephone number 323-904-1950 and email info@lamodern.com. Visit our website for additional information: https://lamodern.com/


Phillips
Headquartered in New York and London, with offices throughout the world, Phillips conducts sales in a select number of categories: Contemporary Art, Photographs, Editions, Design, Watches and Jewelry. Additionally, our core art business includes special exhibitions, private sales, advising private estates and corporate clients, museum and arts sponsorships, and consulting.


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

Barnebys Auction logo

Barnebys.com - All Auctions In One Place
Barnebys is a one of the worlds largest search engine for art, collectibles and antiques. Our service offer users to browse hundreds of thousands lots and realized prices from more than 700 auction houses. Barnebys is a useful website to compare and find out prices of different objects with our price bank and free appraisal service. Website: Barnebys.com. For business inquiry, telephone: +1 929 24 88 134.
 


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. https://www.liveauctioneers.com/
 


Online Art Auctions

LiveAuctioneers.com 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.


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 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 payment requirements for successful bids. You might want to into estimated shipping costs, the auction house should be able to assist with this. They might also refer you to a third party shipper.

Interested in buying at Art Auctions, read Maynard Elliott's Ten Rules for Buying Art at Auctions. It's an old online article but still provides useful information on how to successfully bid 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 still worth reading:
Rule No. 1: Don't Yell, 'My Kid Could Do That'
 



Mutual Art information about appraisals, artist information and and auction price results

Data Base of Art Auction Prices and Artist Information
Are you interested in researching an artist or looking for current auction prices?
Mutual Art is a great place to start. They also offer the lowest prices for online appraisals.
They are also a well respected resource for online art information.
 



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