Bidding Information

Below are details about bidding, private sales, and absentee bidding. If you have other questions, please contact Artangel on +44 (0) 207 713 1400 Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 18:00, or via

Online Catalogue

All works donated to Artists for Artangel are listed in the catalogue. Works available at auction can also be viewed and bid upon online via Paddle8.

How to Bid

Some works are available to bid on at live auction 28 June 2018, others are available to bid on via an online auction from 7 until 28 June 2018. There are also editioned works available to purchase immediately and others via private sale, more details below.

Live Auction

The live auction takes place at a private event on 28 June 2018. You can bid on works in the live auction either by registering with Paddle8 and listing a maximum bid, or by completing the absentee / telephone bidding form below. Please note, in the event of identical absentee bids (via Paddle8 or the absentee / telephone bidding form below), the earliest received will take precedence.


Via Paddle8

Online bidding for live lots via Paddle8 closes at 17:00 BST 27 June 2018. Paddle8 representatives can, at this point, continue to bid on your behalf, more information on how to organise this is given on Paddle8’s site.


Via absentee / telephone bidding form

To bid by telephone or as an absentee, please fill in the form below, noting instructions in the accompanying guide. On submitting the form, you will receive an email with your completed form and instructions on how to sign and submit this back to Artangel to confirm your bid(s). Your signed form must be received by Artangel latest 14:00 BST Thursday 28 June 2018 otherwise your listed bids will not be taken into account.


Online Auction

Some works are available to bid on online from 09:00 BST 7 June 2018. The online auction closes at 22:45 BST 28 June 2018. To browse the works online and place bids on lots in the online auction, please register with Paddle8.

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Guide for Absentee and Telephone Bidders

Please record accurately the lot numbers, descriptions and the maximum hammer price you are willing to pay for each lot. Lot numbers and descriptions are given in the catalogue. Instructions to “BUY” or unlimited bids will not be accepted.

We will try and purchase the lot(s) of your choice for the lowest price possible (dependent on the reserve price and other bids) and never for more than the maximum bid amount you indicate. Where appropriate, your bids will be rounded down to the nearest amount consistent with the auctioneer’s bidding increments.

If electing to bid by telephone, we suggest that you also leave a maximum bid which we can execute on your behalf in the event we are unable to reach you. Please double check that it will be possible to reach you on the telephone number you have given at the time of the sale. Please also ensure to give the full number including international dialling code. We will call you shortly before the relevant lot is offered, if you are not available on the first number indicated we will try the alternative phone numbers you have given.

Alternate bids for items can be made by selecting the option “OR” between lot numbers. This means if your bid on an early lot is successful, we will not continue to bid on subsequent lots for you. Or, if your early bids are unsuccessful, we will continue to execute bids for the remaining lots listed on your absentee bidding form. Select the “AND” option between bids if you would like bids to be placed on each lot independently up to the max price indicated.

Artangel takes your privacy seriously and we will only use the personal details provided above to manage this request for bid. We will never share your data with third parties. Please see our Privacy Policy.

Conditions of Business

Please note that the execution of absentee and telephone bids is offered as an additional service for no extra charge. Such bids are executed at the bidder’s risk. Artangel therefore cannot accept liability for any reasonable error or failure to place such bids. All bids are subject to the Conditions of Business. Bids will be executed for the lowest price as is permitted by other bids or reserves. Where appropriate your written bids will be rounded down to the nearest amount consistent with the auctioneer’s bidding increments.


‘Buy it Now’ and Private Sales

Some works are available to purchase immediately (Buy it Now) via Paddle8

Some works are available to purchase via private sale. For all enquiries on private sales, please email or call Artangel on +44 (0) 207 713 1400.


No buyer’s premium is payable.

The sale of these artworks is zero-rated for VAT purposes.

For live and online auction lots and Buy it Now artworks, invoices are issued which are payable within three days by cheque or bank transfer.

For more information on payment, please call Artangel on +44 (0) 207 713 1400 or email

Transport and Collection of Artworks

After the auction closes, successful bidders will receive an invoice detailing their purchases and giving instructions for payment and clearance of goods. Upon settlement of invoice, fine art handlers Martinspeed will release the work, and are offering a special rate to the buyer of £175.00 +VAT for un-timed delivery to London postcodes on a mutually agreeable day. Works will be stored by Martinspeed for two weeks following the auction, free of charge; after which point a storage fee starts to apply, payable by the buyer.