Buying at Auction


The mention of an art auction can conjure images of fast-talking auctioneers, adrenaline-fuelled bidding and eleventh-hour drama. And while we think that’s the fun part, it can also feel intimidating to a first-time collector. In reality, bidding has never been easier or more accessible, whether you want to attend a live auction at one of Christie’s auction houses around the world, or simply do it from home online.

Here at Christie’s, we offer fine art and objects at all price points, particularly in online sales, where you might pick up an original work for a few thousand dollars.

Watch our video above for a quick tutorial on how to buy at Christie’s or explore our step-by-step guide below on bidding and buying in our online-only auctions.


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