Fairness … equity … reasonableness … talk about those concepts and you’ve got my attention. Let’s say an auction bidder has submitted a “maximum bid” to be executed in a live auction of $750. Does this offer-of-sorts (collateral offer)guarantee this bidder the opportunity to bid exactly $750 if necessary?
The situation was exactly this — an online bidder placed (submitted) a maximum bid of $750 for an item up for auction. The high bidder is this same online bidder at $725, when a live bidder bids $750. The item is sold to the high live bidder [not the online bidder] for $750.
The Fabrics Quilt Club has met every month since 1973. The members talk quilting, quilt together, bring in quilting speakers and advocate for quilting “freedom” worldwide.
Sometime last year, one quilter was accused of making inappropriate comments to another. The harmed quilter notified the officers and directors of the Fabrics Quilt Club who took action. After a lengthy investigation, the accused quilter’s membership was revoked.
Regional art fair battle looms despite slow market conditions
The art fair business in Jakarta seems to be on an even keel following the recent conclusion of Art Jakarta. But this could be the lull before the storm that will break out next year when a new fair arrives on the scene, the possible resurrection of a rival show, and another event in the offing.
The Lion City is perfectly placed to attract Southeast Asian art collectors, but it has proved a tough market to crack
Will Singapore’s art market get its “Hong Kong moment” next year? The city’s art community hopes so. It wants to replicate Hong Kong’s success following an announcement that the co-founders of Art HK are to launch a Singapore art fair along with Art Basel’s owner, Switzerland’s MCH Group.
Indonesian company Ciputra Artpreuner will host two exhibitions in Jakarta as part of their art programme, 100 Years Hendra Gunawan - A Centenary Celebration. The programme commemorates Hendra’s 100th birth anniversary and will be in tandem with the Art Jakarta fair at the Pacific Place mall from Aug 2-5.
Entitled, Hendra Gunawan: Prisoner of Hope and Spektrum Hendra Gunawan, the exhibitions will open on Aug 5 at the Ciputra Museum and the Ciputra Gallery, respectively.
While the official position is that there is room for multiple art fairs in Singapore, gallery owners are cautious about demand
With last week's announcement of a new international art fair, ART SG, launching in November next year, the question arises: Can Singapore support multiple international art fairs?
This question gets asked every so often … are we as auctioneers talking too fast? Are we too difficult to understand? The current National Auctioneers Association President Tim Mast even brought this issue up recently.
It’s a good question with an easy answer — if our bidders can’t understand us, they likely won’t bid.
The entire purpose of all this fast talking (bid calling) is to communicate basically two numbers: the have and the want in a quick, efficient, rhythmic, entertaining and understandable fashion.