Buying at Artcurial

Buying at Artcurial


All specialist sales at Artcurial are accompanied by catalogues featuring descriptions and illustrations of the works offered. The catalogue also states the venue, date and time of the pre-sale viewing. Catalogues, and the Auction Calendar, can also be consulted on our website.

Our printed catalogues are available on Subscription.

You can be informed by e-mail as soon as an object you are looking for comes up for sale. You just need to Register. You will also be informed of events organized by Artcurial, as well as the publication of all the catalogues in the Specialist field you are interested in, and their appearance on-line.


Please also consult the Terms of Sale published in our catalogues. You may bid:

  • - by registering on our website to Bid Live and or to make an absentee bid on-line
  • - by attending the sale and bidding in person 
  • - by telephone

New bidders not yet registered with Artcurial are requested to provide personal and bank details.


Purchasers may pay for property:

  • - by bank transfer

  • - by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) upon presentation of proof of identity; the name on the credit-card must be the same as that of the purchaser
  • - in cash (private buyers only) up to the sum of €1,000 (inc. premium)
  • - by certified check, accompanied by valid proof of identity


Purchased lots may be collected after payment in full. Furniture, pictures and bulk items not collected at the end of the sale will be transported to our storage venue and available for collection from the day after the sale.

For further information about collecting property and storage venues, please consult the Terms of purchase located at the end of e-catalogues and/or on the sale page.


Artcurial Shipping can satisfy all requirements (transportation, customs, temporary import…) upon request. Thanks to our close ties to companies who specialize in shipping all types of goods, you can be sure of working with the leading operators whatever the destination. For further information please contact