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New York, NY, United States, 2008/09/29 - LiveAuctioneers.com, Internet-bidding facilitator for 739 auction houses worldwide, has announced the addition of Chicago-based Wright, auctioneers of fine Modern design, to its client roster.
Wright’s partnership with LiveAuctioneers, who will provide the Internet catalog preview and bidding for upcoming auctions, will commence with an Oct. 7 sale of Modern Design.
“The finest in Mid-century and Modern Design at auction reside on LiveAuctioneers.com, bar none,” said LiveAuctioneers’ CEO, Julian R. Ellison. “Wright joins other premier auction galleries who partner with LiveAuctioneers to offer international buyers the opportunity to source, and bid on, the highest-quality antiques, art and collectibles from this era.”
LiveAuctioneers also reported particularly bullish sales during the month of September 2008, in defiant contrast to the current worldwide economic downtrend. Lots featured in the 263 auction catalogs posted to the site during September received more than 3 million hits, and in a recent 7-day period, more than 15,000 people registered to bid on fine art, antiques and collectibles through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Wright’s Oct. 7 Modern Design sale features select works from legends Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti, George Nakashima, George Nelson, and many others; as well as designs from younger stars such as Marc Newson, Tom Dixon, Martin Szekely and Tjep. To view the entire illustrated catalog online, to leave an absentee bid or to sign up to bid live via the Internet as the auction website.
Founded in November 2002, Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers.com provides real-time Internet bidding capability to 739 auction houses in a dozen countries. LiveAuctioneers.com has opened up once-exclusive sales to the cyber community worldwide through online publication of auction catalogs, and Internet bidding. Similar to telephone bidding, buyers at remote locations can conveniently participate in auctions in real time from their computers as those sales are being conducted. There is no cost to register and no obligation to bid; anyone can watch the action online, in real time.