Anniversary Art Auction - Off-Site Bidding

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Anniversary Art Auction - Off-Site Bidding

Information Regarding Off-Site Bidding –

Online, Phone/Proxy and Absentee Bidding

 

Thank you for your interest in the Mattress Factory’s Anniversary Art Auction! Our October 17, 2019 live Auction features work by over 75 of the museum's most notable artists. All proceeds directly benefit exhibitions, programming and operations.

 

We are sorry that you cannot join us in person, but we welcome your participation through a variety of the below bidding options! Feel free to contact Mattress Factory Shop Manager Mallory Locante at mlocante@mattress.org to register or with questions.

 

  • All registration and bidding is subject to the Art Auction Conditions of Sale.
  • Ten percent Buyer’s Premium and sales tax applies to all sales.
  • Telephone and Absentee Bids accepted until 5 PM on Tuesday, October 15.

 

ONLINE

Absentee bidders may participate in the Auction through the online bidding platform, hosted through Live Auctioneers and available at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/926/mattress-factory-museum/

 

Instructions and Information for Online Bidding

  • To bid online, bidders must register online at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/926/mattress-factory-museum/ prior to bidding.
  • Bidding during the live Auction will progress quickly!
    • During the live Auction, bidders bid through the computer. Those bids will be posted in real time at the Auction.
    • The bids from in-person/phone bidders at the Auction will simultaneously be displayed online.
    • In the event that an in-person/phone bid and an online bid are simultaneous and identical, the in-person/phone bid will take precedence.

 

PHONE

Bidders may participate through phone. A Mattress Factory employee or volunteer (“MF Proxy”) who will be at the Auction will convey information to the Phone Bidder in real time; the Proxy will then convey bids from the Phone Bidder.

 

Instructions and Information for Phone Bidding

  • Phone Bidders are required to submit a “Telephone/Absentee Bid Form,” in addition to their general registration form.
    • Contact Mallory Locante at mlocante@mattress.org for a copy of the Form.
    • Forms must be submitted by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 15.
  • The MF Proxy will contact the Phone Bidder within 24 hours of the Auction to coordinate logistics and confirm lots of interest.
  • During the Auction, the MF Proxy will call the Phone Bidder approximately three lots prior to the lot of interest (approximately 5-10 minutes).
    • If there is no answer at the number below, the bid will be automatically cancelled.
  • The Mattress Factory reserves the right to require written confirmation of a successful bid from a Phone Bidder via email or text immediately after such bid is accepted at the Auction.

 

ABSENTEE

Bidders who are not available via online or phone may still participate via a pre-arranged MF Proxy. The MF Proxy will make bids on the Absentee Bidder’s behalf, subject to pre-established maximum bid amounts.

 

Instructions and Information for Absentee Bidding

  • Absentee Bidders are required to submit a “Telephone/Absentee Bid Form,” in addition to their general registration form.
    • Contact Mallory Locante at mlocante@mattress.org for a copy of the Form.
    • Forms must be submitted by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 15.
  • The Form will indicate the maximum amount, per lot, that the Absentee Bidder would intend to bid.
  • A Proxy will contact the Absentee Bidder within one week of the Auction to confirm and coordinate.
  • During the Auction, the Proxy will execute bids on behalf of the Absentee Bidder.
    • The Proxy will endeavor to execute the bidding at the lowest possible price, taking into account any reserves and the other bidders. The Proxy will not exceed the maximum amount that the Absentee Bidder indicated.
    • The Proxy will notify the Absentee Bidder regarding outcome and to confirm.