In our hectic consumerist era, we might seek refuge in a museum or gallery for some breathtaking art of which we know to be one of a kind. However, with the auction world now becoming more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds than ever before, it is now possible for everyone to enjoy and own works of art in their own home.
Barnebys is the leading search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 2,000 auction houses around the world. This makes bidding and searching for items much simpler, allowing the buyer to search collectively through hundreds of lots rather than selectively through separate auction house websites.
Auctions used to carry a stigma of being associated only with the upper class and people of significant wealth. Thanks to the digitalisation of the auction world, people all over the globe can now access online auctions and bid, across all price ranges.
You can rely on the authenticity of each and every item on the website as auction houses conduct brand-specific and detailed authentication processes before a sale. Barnebys also offers expert advice for those who want to sell or for those who are beginners to the auction world.
If you would like to sell items, by using Barnebys appraisal service we will provide you with an expected market value. All you need to do is upload images and a description of your item on our website and you will have a reply including an estimated value within 48 hours.
In our Arts & Graphics category on Barnebys website you are likely to find original prints, lithographs and works of art, from Basquiat to Koons. Like we said, there’s something for everyone.
The auction experience is a way of finding something truly personal, just like shopping for vintage clothing or antique furniture, that is found rather than forced, as it is in today’s off-the-peg, mass-produced, media-saturated system. It’s not just about bidding and buying, its the whole journey!