This autumn Rosebery’s Auction House will be hosting its first ever curated contemporary art auction, with the aim of introducing established and emerging artists to the secondary auction market, whilst encouraging auction buyers to build up modern art collections.
- What we are looking for?
Any 2-D or 3-D artwork
In any medium
Any subject matter
2-D works must not exceed 250x250cm
3-D works must be portable
Works on paper must be in good glazed frames, not clip frames
Works on canvas must be framed or presented as if bought from a gallery
Artwork made with toxic substances or with dangerous protrusions will not be considered
- How to submit a work for consideration in the auction:
Send a clear jpeg of the work (maximum 3 entries per artist), with a brief biography (200 words maximum)
Include the artist’s name, nationality, year of birth, address, email, website address and phone number
Include the title of the work, medium and dimensions (unframed)
Type ‘Accessible Art Auction’ as the subject of your email
- Send to:
Marcus Grey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Wonfor – email@example.com
Kate Pritchard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 14th July 2012.
- What do you get in return?
Your work offered for auction at Rosebery’s – shortlisted for Britain’s Best Auction House 2012. Rosebery’s has recently sold major works by Barbara Hepworth, Fernando Botero, Andy Warhol and Victor Vasarely. Rosebery’s has an international clientele.
A golden opportunity to promote yourself to art dealers and private clients in an auction environment
The chance to gain a valuable international ‘auction record’ which will raise your profile in both the auction world and the art market
- Terms and Conditions
Successful applicants chosen from the first round will be contacted and asked to bring in the original work for final selection
Please note that Rosebery’s will place auction values on the works. These will not reflect higher retail prices. All artworks will be entered into the October auction with no reserve price. Whilst Rosebery’s will make every effort to obtain the highest price possible for the works, artists are advised to consider the sale as a promotional exercise first and foremost.
Artists who sell their work will be charged vendor rates of 15% commission on the first £1000 and 10% thereafter, plus a lottage charge of £5 and loss and damage warranty at 1.75% of the hammer price. VAT applies to all charges. Works that do not sell will incur no charges, but artists must collect them within five working days of the auction, otherwise they will be charged storage fees of £2 per day.