Online Auction on ARTSY Starts on
Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00pm EST

We highly recommend that you visit and "REGISTER TO BID" beforehand, even if you will attend the event in person as all bidding on Silent Auction print lots will only be done electronically this year.

Event on Wednesday, December 12th

The Live Auction at the event will begin around 7:00pm and end at approximately
8:30pm EST.

The Silent Auction for prints will close at 9:00pm EST.

Live Auction for Attending Guests

Those who will attend the event in person should bid on live prints by raising a paddle provided at arrival and check-in even if you are registered on ARTSY to bid on the Silent Auctuon lots.

The auctioneer will accept live auction bids from those present at the auction, traditional absentee and phone bids, and bids made electronically through ARTSY. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will obtain the item. If matching bids are entered by two or more parties, the first bid received will take precedence. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer will have final discretion and his record shall be binding and conclusive. If the auctioneer decides that the bidding is below the minimum required for the article offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the article from the auction.

Absentee and Phone Bids for the Live Auction
Absentee and phone bidders must fax the "Absentee and Phone Bid Form" with valid credit card information to the Friends office by 12:00 pm EST on December 12. Friends staff will contact you to acknowledge the receipt of your bids. Please indicate if the bid is an absentee or phone bid on the form. Potential bidders must completely fill out all fields on the form in order to be accepted. Placing an absentee bid is considered authorization for charging the credit card, should you win the item.

Phone bids can be placed only for live lots. You must provide us with a phone number where you can be reached on the night of the auction, as well as a list of the lots that you are interested in bidding on. In case of any problem with phone lines, we advise you to provide emergency bids on the form. You will be contacted one hour before your first lot will be auctioned and you will be bidding live via telephone with other bidders during the live auction.

Printable absentee/phone bid form

Silent Auction and Non-Attending Guests for the Live Auction

Please note that all the silent bidding on prints will be handled electronically this year through ARTSY. You need to create an ARTSY account and register for our specific auction. If you are new to ARTSY, you can do both steps at once by clicking the "REGISTER TO BID" button on our auction page

If you already have an ARTSY account, you will only need to log in to your account and then click "REGISTER TO BID" on our auction page

You will receive an email notifying you that you have been outbid. You can receive the notification via text messages, if you provide your cell number with your ARTSY registration.

If you place a maximum bid on ARTSY, their system will automatically bid incrementally on your behalf.

How to Bid with ARTSY

Web Browser
Prior to the event, starting November 28, visit to browse and bid on
the lots.

To Bid On-the-Go
You can download the ARTSY iPhone App at

ARTSY Kiosks (At the Event Site Only)
There will be ARTSY Kiosks and ARTSY staff members with iPads on the floor to assist you
with creating an account and registering to bid in the silent auction when you arrive at the event site.