Buying Art

Grisebach holds semi-annual auctions in spring and autumn in fine art of the 19th, 20th and 21st century, modern and contemporary photography as well as decorative arts (Orangerie Selected Objects).

Bidding There are several different ways to bid upon works to be auctioned: You may bid in person, through an authorized representative appointed by you, by submitting a written bid (also online within 24 hours prior to auction) or by telephone or online live via internet.

Personal Bids If you would like to participate in an auction in person, you must be issued a bidder number. You may obtain this number within one hour prior to auction. Please do not forget to bring proof of identification with you (an identity card or passport). If you are bidding with our house for the first time, we ask that you provide us with the registration for first time bidders.

Written Bids You may participate in the auction by placing a written bid. This bid can be executed by mail, by fax or via the internet. We hope for your understanding that bids received by e-mail cannot be accepted. If you would like to participate in the auction by placing a written bid, please fill out the bid form and return it to Grisebach at least 24 hours prior to auction. On your behalf, Grisebach will then execute your bid until your maximum price is reached. If you are bidding with us for the first time we ask that you provide us early with a registration for first time bidders.

Telephone Bids In certain auctions, it is possible to place bids by telephone. Please use this bid form. Complete the form with the lot number of the work in question and your telephone number, and return it to us either by fax (+49 30 882 4145) or by email.

Grisebach will then call the client during the auction, a few lot numbers before the work in question. When the desired lot comes to auction, we will submit bids according to the client’s instructions. A telephone connection cannot be guaranteed.

Telephone bidding is not possible for the “Third Floor“ auction. To place bids for this auction remotely, please use a written bid or the online live bidding service.

Online Live Bidding You can participate in our auctions via online live bidding. For that please register at our partner website