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11 January 2022 - 21 January 2022

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SAMPLE and The Blueprint are holding their second joint online auction - Optimistic Auction!

You can bid for the works by 16 contemporary artists and photographers until January 21st. The auction features artworks by Vitaly Akimov, Katya Antoshkina, Daniil Antropov, Roma Bantik, Zhenya Vlasova, Alisa Gvozdeva, Natasha Goncharova, Anastasia Kolesnichenko, Katya Lubavskaya, Leonid Sorokin, Masha Obukhova, Olga Shurygina, Fedor Telkov, Love Curly, Exantres and Egor Giwe.

Read more about the artists and artwork in The Blueprint and hurry up to place your bets!


SAMPLE online auction rules

  1. Register to participate in the auction

    To participate in the auction, you should register on the website - registration takes just a minute. Please enter your first name, last name and the email address. Your personal account is ready, now you can track your orders and save favourite works.

  2. Virtual exhibition

    On the auction page you can "visit" a virtual exhibition, see framing examples and how the works look on the walls. If you want to make a bid, click on the link – it will take you to the auction page of a chosen lot.

  3. How to place a bid

    The first bid may begin with the starting price of the work. You can determine the maximum price that you are ready to bid (you will need to place it manually) or choose the price with a proposed step of 1,000 rubles or 2,000 rubles using the up arrow in the price window. In order to place a bid, you need to click on the "place a bid" button - you will shortly receive a confirmation email. If another participant broke your bid, you will receive an email notification offering to make one more bid, which must be higher than the opponent’s one.

  4. Buy a lot right away

    You can buy a lot for the offered price without participating in the auction by pressing “buy now” button. Congratulations! You won the auction and became the owner of the work.

  5. Winning the auction

    If your bid was highest at the end of the auction, or you clicked the “buy now” button – you won the lot. You will receive an email with confirmation and a link to make the payment for the work. After the payment, the gallery manager will get in touch with you and confirm the order.