Prior to an auction opening for live bidding, bids might be different on Artsy and other platforms (like the auction partner website). Various platforms collect different bids from different people. On Artsy, prior to auctions opening for live bidding, we record only Artsy bids.
Once the sale goes live, all of these bids will be combined and placed accordingly. Other bids that are not recorded on Artsy will then be added into the live bidding (they will show up as bids from the “Floor”). To ensure you don’t bid against yourself, please be sure to only place bids on Artsy.
To compete against non-Artsy bidders, we highly encourage you to place maximum bids on your lot(s) of interest and also to join our live salerooms to place further bids in real time.