Paddle8 Online Auction: ‘Start Collecting: Contemporary Art’

The 21st-Century, American/British, cyber auction house just hotted up for first-time collectors…

'Like' by Mark Flood available at online auction by Paddle8. Ends 5th May, 1.04pm EST.

‘Like’ by Mark Flood available at online auction by Paddle8. Ends 5th May, 1.04pm EST. [Image: Acrylic aerosol on canvas, 12 x 16″, current bid $2,500].

Curated with ‘budding collectors in mind‘, this Paddle8 auction unashamedly targets first-time art buyers keen to bag themselves a post-modern bargain.  Rachel Whiteread, Nate Lowman, Wes Lang and Landon Metz headline this varied mix of contemporary art and editions.

The auction will have staggered end times, with each lot closing at 1-minute intervals from 5th May 2017 at 6pm BST.  Works are generally set at around the $2,000 mark, and as such are selling out fast.  This piece by Mark Flood entitled ‘Like’ has already met its reserve price with just one bid.

Art Today’s favourites include ‘MT D Maine #27, 2000’ by Bill Jensen (an oil and egg tempera on paper – $1,500 – $2,000 estimate), and Jennifer West’s ‘Salt Crystals Spiral Jetty Dead Sea 5- Year Clear Filmstrip 1, 2013’ (archival inkjet printed on clear film – $1,000 starting bid).

Paddle8’s bio states ‘we believe that collecting should be an exercise in passion, not patience’ and so they have streamlined the art auction process into an online feast of intuitive technology.  Launched in 2011 by 5 NY creative Type A’s – Alexander Gilkes (chief auctioneer at Phillips); Aditya Julka (entrepreneur/Harvard MBA); Osman Khan (Perella Weinberg investment banker) and founding team Andrea Hill (a curator) and Hikari Yokoyama (Deitch Projects alumna) – Paddle8 goes from strength to strength, offering clients the unique opportunity to purchase art from their armchair or culture from their computer.









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