eBay launches Sotheby’s live auctions experience

Thursday, March 19, 2015
eBay launches Sotheby’s live auctions experience

Exclusive art and collectibles from Sotheby’s live auctions in New York becoming available on eBay to 155 million active buyers.

eBay launches Sotheby’s live auctions experience

Exclusive art and collectibles from Sotheby’s live auctions in New York becoming available on eBay to 155 million active buyers.

On March 17, 2015 eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) jointly announced the launch of the Sotheby’s live auctions experience on eBay. Part of eBay’s new live auctions platform, ebay.com/sothebys is now available for browsing and advance bidding on Sotheby’s unique items leading up to the launch of Sotheby’s first live auctions on eBay on April 1. The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby’s live auctions anytime, anywhere with the same confidence and access of those bidding in person in New York. eBay and Sotheby’s originally announced plans to partner on live auctions last July, and have since worked together to deliver an engaging virtual entrance to Sotheby’s unique inventory. Sotheby’s first live auctions on eBay will be a themed New York sale and a Photographs sale.

The New York sale is inspired by and celebrates the city through Prints, Photographs, Paintings, Sculptures, Silver, Books and Jewelry as well as iconic New York memorabilia such as the monumental sign atop Yankee Stadium from 1976-2008. The 13 letters, each 10 feet tall, are being offered from the collection of Yankee legend Reggie “Mr. October” Jackson. The Photographs sale features works from the 19th Century to Modernism to Post-War eras by many masters of the medium, including Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, László Moholy-Nagy, and Man Ray. Buyers looking to view the online catalogue or to participate in these auctions can visit www.ebay.com/sothebys.

The Sotheby’s live auctions destination features high-resolution images, hosted video capabilities, and live streaming audio and video. All participants – regardless of their location – will see the exact item offered in the Sotheby’s New York salesroom and on eBay at the same time and have the ability to bid online in real time. The technology debuting within the Sotheby’s live auctions experience will be the first use of live streaming audio and video anywhere on eBay.

eBay and Sotheby's Live Auction platform - Bid Console

eBay’s live auctions platform brings a fresh perspective and new opportunities for its 155 million active buyers to discover, browse and acquire authentic, premium art and collectibles offered by hundreds of auction houses from around the world.

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