How to Buy Photographs at Auction: Bidding, Tips and a Visit with the Specialist

How to Buy Photographs at Auction: Bidding, Tips and a Visit with the Specialist
3-part virtual series
September 14, 21 and 28  
Tuesdays (noon – 1:30pm EST)

Price: $325

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OVERVIEW:

This course offers an overview of buying photography at auction and coincides with the Photography sale at Christie’s. Geared towards the beginner to more seasoned collector or the curious photographer, this course provides the confidence to know when to raise your paddle. During the first two sessions, Alice Sachs Zimet takes a deep dive into the auction world to share the questions to ask and her top tips accumulated from over 35 years of collecting. Topics include how to bid, auction language, how to read a catalogue, condition issues, post-auction sales opportunities and benefit auctions. For Session 3, our guest speaker, Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs, Christie’s, will lead a conversation about the current state of the photography auction market and highlight lots from the upcoming October 6 photography sale.   

What you will discover: 

  • Tips on how to bid on photographs at auction from a seasoned collector  
  • A preview of the Christie’s Photography sale from the International Head of Photographs