Securely and effectively to your successful bid

Under Current auction you will find all art objects on which you can bid in the current period.
This applies to our online auctions as well as to the live auctions held twice a year at artKontor in Wiesbaden.
Here you can inform yourself about all details of the works.

All objects can be viewed at artKontor in Wiesbaden 10 days before and during the auction.
Please contact us and arrange an individual appointment.

In order to place your bid, you must register once, simply do so at the top right under Login.
Enter your name, address and e-mail address under “Register”. Optionally, you can also enter your company name, tax number and language.
You will then receive an e-mail with your confirmation link.

As soon as you have confirmed this, you can log in and place your bids or your maximum bid at the artKontor auctions.
Important: Your maximum bid will only be used as far as it is necessary to beat all other bidders.
If a bidder outbids you, your maximum bid will be increased in increments of 100,00 € up to the maximum bid you have set.

If you are outbid, you will see this immediately under your entered bid. In addition, you will receive a message by e-mail.

Sometimes e-mails can end up in the spam folder, depending on the e-mail program used and the security settings on your computer/mobile device. If you miss an e-mail, please check your spam folder.

Please note, shortly before the end of the auction it is useful to be logged in. So you can follow the current progress and if necessary still react accordingly.


Bidding in the live/hall auction

Register, as with the online auctions and register by e-mail or via our bid form.
Indicate the lot(s) and your maximum bid with which you would like to participate in the auction.
Also, whether you would like to participate as a telephone bidder. If so, we will call you at the start of the auction.
As with the online auctions, your bid will increase in €100 increments only if you are outbid.
You can also participate in all live auctions on site, at our premises in Taunusstrasse.

You have won the auction!

If you are the winner at the end of the auction, then you will receive a notification by e-mail shortly after and see your result among the works.
You decide and tell us if you want to pick up the artwork or if you want us to ship it to you. Please read our shipping instructions under conditions.
If you decide to ship, you will receive your invoice from us.

After receipt of your payment, we will ship the artwork within 5 business days to the address you provided.
If you choose to pick up the artwork, you will receive your invoice for payment by mail in advance.
Sometimes emails can end up in the spam folder, depending on the email program you use and the security settings on your computer/mobile device. If you miss an email receipt, please check your spam folder for this then.

Within 14 days from receipt of the cancellation policy and receipt of the goods you have an unrestricted right of withdrawal, if you are a consumer in the sense of § 13 BGB. For the revocation is sufficient, for example, an e-mail, letter or fax. If necessary, you can use the cancellation form included in the cancellation policy.

Attractive buyer's premium, at artKontor online auctions

Please note that in our online auctions, a buyer’s premium of only 10% plus VAT will be added to the hammer price.

Example, you have won the hammer price with 1.000,00 €, so the invoice amount is as follows:

Surcharge: 1.000,00 €
10 % surcharge: 100,00 € plus the legal value added tax, currently 19 % (19,00 €).
Total price: 1.119,00 €


You make your personal appointment and pick up the artwork at artKontor, at Taunusstrasse 39 in Wiesbaden.
Please pick up your goods within four weeks after the auction.
After that we charge a storage fee of 50 cents per day and object for logistical reasons, according to §5 of our auction conditions.

Shipping within the EU, easy, cheap and without risk

For more details, please see our shipping instructions.