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SAMPLE 5 years old!

Friday, 19 November 2021

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SAMPLE is 5 years old!

In the fall of 2021 the online gallery SAMPLE turned 5 years old. In 2016 the project was founded by Anna Naumova and Sofya Simakova, in 2018 they were joined by Alexandra Lekomtseva. In 5 years there have been 15 auctions where everything began, 9 exhibitions, many collaborations, sold about 2500 works of more than 50 artists from different parts of the world.

We celebrated our first anniversary with a dinner at Restaurant by Deep Fried Friends and a party in Strelka bar, where SAMPLE artist Alena Rakova (Exantres) was a DJ.
Vitaly Akimov, Natasha Goncharova, Rodion Kitaev, Olga Shurygina and Lota Lota, as well as Margarita Pushkina, Alexey Novoselov, Polina Sohranova, Anna Dulgerova, Oksana Bondarenko, Vasily Tsereteli and other partners and friends of the gallery, who have supported the project since its inception, attended the festive SAMPLE dinner.

At the party at Strelka there was a lottery, where you could win gifts from our artists.
Simple Wine was a partner of the event.

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.