How to buy art at auction?

Act like a pro even doing it for the first time

1. Monitor the market

Online bidding is a no-brainer today

2. Set up your accounts beforehand

You should ensure you’ve settled all those formalities way before you spot an interesting lot in the coming sales.

3. Sign up for the auction in advance

Pre-sale exhibition

Request a condition report, additional photos, check their previous sales records if any.

4. Come in a good time

On a bidding floor

5. You won — come and get it



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Marina Viatkina

Art | History Writer & Collecting Advisor → | Founder of Smart Art — Art History Escape app →