How to bid

 

Bidding Regulations

 

 

BEFORE BIDDING

Before bidding in an auction on the Ans Azura platform please create an account following all the steps in our Buying Guide. Please note that you may only bid after your account has been validated.

If you have already created an account, please log in.

After logging in, please access the auctions section on the Ans Azura platform and select the auctions you are interested in. All auctions are available online with at least 14 days before the bidding starts.

You can add auctions to your calendar by clicking on the Add to Calendar button or you can choose to be notified about the auctions you are interested in.

Before bidding you will be asked to accept the Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By bidding, in addition to the Hammer Price, you agree to pay to Ans Azura the Buyer’s Premium and applicable Buyer’s Expenses (any applicable related artist resale royalty rights and any shipping expenses and all duties, taxes, VAT, and/or custom processing fees payable by the Buyer).

The works of art which are subject to artist resale royalty rights ('droit de suite') are marked with an * in the description of the work of art. The amount of the royalties is calculated using a sliding scale of percentages of the Hammer Price, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

ONLINE-ONLY AUCTIONS

Online-only auctions start and end on their respective auction section.

Bidding in online-only auctions starts at the established opening time of the auction and closes at the established closing time of the auction displayed at the top of the auction’s respective page.

If at the closing time of the online-only auction there are active Bidders on certain lots, those lots will remain active after the established closing time of the auction and the closing of those lots will happen after 2 minutes of inactivity on each lot.

You may participate in our online-only auctions by placing a direct bid on the lots of your interest.

If you are outbid by another bidder, you will be notified on the auction page and by e-mail. Each time you are outbid and before the closing time of the auction you may place a new bid.

LIVE-STREAMED AUCTIONS

Live-streamed auctions start as online auctions on their respective auction sections and are followed by a live stream led by an auctioneer. When the auction moves to live stream, an Auction Room will become available.

Before the Auction Room opens, you may place Absentee Bids or bid online from your account starting with the opening time of the Auction.

Absentee Bid: a bidding method you may use if you cannot or do not wish to attend a live-streamed auction. Absentee Bids are sent by filling in and signing the “Absentee Bid Form” available on your account and sending it to ansazura@ansazura.com. Absentee Bids allow you to place a maximum bid. Your Absentee Bid in the live-streamed auction will offer the next increment for you, up to the value of your Absentee Bid, and only as long as there is competition for your bid. This means you may not spend the entire amount of the bid you have placed in order to win a lot. When placing an Absentee Bid you accept personal liability to pay the Purchase Price consisting of the Hammer Price (when the amount of your Absentee Bid is the highest bid duly accepted by Ans Azura upon the closing of the auction) and Buyer’s Premium plus applicable Buyer's Expenses.

Your bid mentioned on the Absentee Bid Form you e-mailed to ansazura@ansazura.com before the auction will be registered with your paddle.

If you are outbid by another Bidder before the Auction Room opens, you will be notified on the auction page and by e-mail. Each time you are outbid and before the closing time of the auction you may place a new bid.

After the Auction Room opens, you will be able to access the Auction Room with a simple click on the designated Auction Room window, marked with “Enter the Auction Room” and place bids in real time in the Auction Room.

You can opt for telephone bidding during the live streamed auction, in which case you should appoint Ans Azura to bid on your behalf in the Auction Room, by sending an e-mail to ansazura@ansazura.com. Our team will call you 2 lots before the lot(s) you are interested in and will place the bids you confirm during the recorded telephone conversation.

Please note that it may be possible that a Bidder who participates in the Auction Room outbids your Absentee Bid or the bid you have placed from your account before the Auction Room opened.

If you have placed a bid from your account before the Auction Room opened, you will be able to continue bidding, real time, in the Auction Room by pressing the Bid Button on your screen.

General order of priority is: bids placed from your account before the Auction Room opened, Absentee Bids sent by e-mail to ansazura@ansazura.com, bids placed in the Auction Room, telephone bids. If two or more Bidders submit Absentee Bids for a work of art, the first Absentee Bid received takes preference.

Please note that after the Auction Room opens, you will only be notified on the auction page when you are outbid and you may place a new bid in the Auction Room.

AFTER AUCTION

If you are the winning Bidder we will notify you on the auction page and by e-mail at the closing time of the auction and we will send you the invoice for the Purchase Price and applicable Buyer’s Expenses (any applicable related artist resale royalties and any shipping expenses and all duties, taxes, VAT, and/or custom processing fees payable by the Buyer) by e-mail.

After paying the Purchase Price and the Buyer's Expenses (any applicable related artist resale royalties and any shipping expenses and all duties, taxes, VAT, and/or custom processing fees payable by the Buyer), you should collect, arrange for the shipment, or instruct us to ship the work of art.

If you are interested in lots which are unsold you can contact us at ansazura@ansazura.com to enquire on the possibility of a direct sale of the respective lot.

Please consult our Buying Guide for additional information.

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