Step 3: Arrange for Payment


If your bid in a live auction is successful, you'll receive the following information from Christie’s Post-Sale Service:

• An invoice setting out the hammer price plus all other applicable charges, such as the buyer’s premium, local taxes, shipping expenses, loss and damage liability fees, and any other charges that may apply. In certain locations, Christie’s is required to collect a re-sale royalty (“droit de suite”), which goes to the living artist each time one of their works is sold

• Details on how to pay

• Collection and storage information, including the location of your property and date of availability

• Shipping information, including a shipping quote

Alternatively, if you have an online account, you will be able to access your invoice online. Certain lots may be eligible for payment online. We also accept payment by other methods where this is not available. Please note that for live auctions, payment is due within seven days after the auction.

Should you require any assistance with the payment process, our Post-Sale Services team would be more than happy to assist you.

If you are a successful bidder in an Online-Only Auction, you must log in to your online account to pay via credit card. 


Payment Methods – London


Payment Methods – New York

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