Bidding is easy with Artsy’s automatic bidding system. Select any bidding amount greater than or equal to the minimum bid shown, then click the “Bid” button. This will automatically place a bid for you at the next increment and save the amount you entered (if higher) as your maximum bid. Don’t worry—we won’t let you bid against yourself.
If you’re bidding in a live auction, you can place a maximum bid anytime before the lot is up for auction. Artsy will bid on your behalf up to that maximum bid. You can also tune in live via Artsy’s digital salesroom, which becomes available on the auction page when the sale begins. Our system will tell you if you’re winning by indicating that the current amount in the room is going to your paddle number.
If you’re bidding in a timed auction, the system will bid on your behalf based on the set bidding increments up to your maximum bid. Please note that maximum bid amounts are only executed if there is a competing bidder up to that amount.