BID how you choose
In the room | Telephone | Absentee | Online | App
HOW IT WORKS
This new platform comprises a combined online and live auction experience, taking place at Aspire’s galleries, either in Johannesburg or Cape Town.
The sales will open for online bidding via our website or through our app one week prior to the live auction event.
Bids placed on the online platform will be recorded for the auction as existing absentee (commission) bids. The sale itself will then be conducted as a live auction at the close of the timed online bidding.
When registered, online and app bidders can enter the live auction, either in person, or enter bids remotely from their devices as the auction progresses.
If outbid during the live auction, all online bidders will be afforded the chance to counter-bid in real-time.
To add to the ease of the process, absentee and telephone bidding functionality is also available.
Auction lots will be on display at the relevant Aspire office conducting the sale, and will be on preview for the duration of the open online bidding week.
With our abiding focus on quality over quantity, the ONLINE&LIVE Curated Gallery Auction platform will allow us to present focused collections of critically engaged, historically relevant, pioneering art and design. Each work will be carefully selected according to the overarching theme and based on its quality and significance.
In the room, telephone & absentee bids: 12% for items selling above
R20 000 and 15% for items selling below R20 000
On the App or through the website: 15%
VAT is charged on the commission only
BIDDING ON THE APP/INTERNET BIDDING
Download the Aspire Art Auctions app through the App Store or Google Play.
HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE
Select the Gallery Auctions page on www.aspireart.net or simply register via the app.
To register as a first time user: Enter the required personal details (name, email address and password). Click REGISTER.
For returning users: Enter your email address and password and select LOGIN.
When you are ready to place a bid click on REGISTER TO BID and complete the required fields.
Once approved to bid, you will receive an email alerting you of your status as a bidder in the auction.
You can add items to your WATCHED LOTS by clicking the or FAVOURITE ARTISTS by clicking Follow.
PLACING YOUR BID
You can manually place bids through our website or via our app, or you can enter a commission bid and the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount, but only if someone bids against you.
If you are outbid instantly this implies there is a higher maximum bid from another bidder. You will be notified that you have been outbid via email or push notification immediately after placing your bid.
If you are outbid later you will receive an email or push notification letting you know that you have been outbid and inviting you to bid again.
If two bidders leave the same maximum bid and that increment wins the lot, the bidder who placed their bid first will win the lot.
We can assist with logistics by contacting shipping agents who will provide a quote on your behalf.
All shipping costs are at the buyers’ expense.
Our preferred payment method is by EFT/Wire transfer.
Visa and Mastercard payments are also accepted.