Like collecting art and wish you had access to more of the world’s finest offerings? The Internet is here to make your dream come true.
At least eBay is. The auction site, known for its endless array of gently used designer clothes, baby items and more, is going to host live art auctions from legendary art house Sotheby’s.
It starts April 1 (that’s no joke) with two auctions: “Photographs,” which includes a lot of Ansel Adams, and “The New York Sale,” a diverse and eclectic collection about the city. And while Sotheby’s is known for moving some pretty big-ticket items, most of the eBay catalog is priced under $25,000.
Much like a real auction, you’ll need to keep your eyes on the prize and act quick. The site says that each item will only be available for about two minutes.
This isn’t eBay’s first rodeo with art. According to Tech Crunch, they began running live auctions last fall with several art houses, and Sotheby’s itself started listing collectibles on eBay last summer, too. Even Alibaba has sold high-end art via Taobao.
Something tells me there are a lot of white walls in Seattle high-rises that need some help.