Collecting Art Via Art Auctions

Have you ever admired a great piece of art and wanted to add it to your collection?

The art auction is the very place you need to look. An art auction is a place of gathering to sell art work. To begin the process of bidding on a piece of art, you browse the catalogs that are available to find what you like. Your next step is to register with their bidding department, using your photo ID, (as well as your financial information). There will typically be a viewing of all items a few days before the actual auction, giving you the chance to browse through the collection.

With an auction there are usually several ways for you to bid: You can choose to bid in person, with a paddle and the excitement of it all. You can choose to bid online in the comfort of your home and the showroom right at your fingertips. You can choose to bid over the phone with a salesperson giving you the information of the current art piece and the bid. If for some reason you are unable to bid, within 24 hours before the auction, you can submit your maximum bid online, complete the form in the catalog, or fax in your maximum bid, viewing the results either online or contacting their Customer Service Department .

Another form of an auction is called an internet art auction. An internet art auction can be a little more personal for you. You have the chance to view the item in a catalog like a regular auction, but you also have the opportunity to contact the seller and see what other pieces, if any he/ she has for sale.

The first step with an internet auction is the same as a regular auction, you browse through the catalog to see what is up for sale, when you find the piece you are looking for, you register with your financial information, and you place your bid . You are able to bid on several auctions at a time, having a list to keep track of all activities for you.

A note to remember on an internet auction: be sure to notice what form of payment the seller will accept and how your product will be shipped to you. You can read reviews of sellers as well as leave your own comments on your experience.

So, now that you’ve learned all about art auctions, how much art have you purchased already?