Pin It
9496 lot 112
Bacchanale Avec Chevreau Et Spectateur (B. 931; BA. 1260; Picasso Project L-80)Sotheby's

You can now buy authentic Picasso prints on eBay

Auction house Sotheby’s will be selling off works from the likes of Jeff Koons, David Hockney, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí

For the elite art collectors of this world, eBay isn’t exactly their first port of call. But this could be about to change. Next week, globally-renowned auction house Sotheby’s will be auctioning prints and multiples from artists as diverse as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. 

Sotheby's has been partnering with eBay for some time now, allowing users to place bids online, in real time, along with on-site and telephone bidders. Auctions only last two minutes, although you can view the catalogue online, and there's none of this PayPal bullshit – you have to pay using good old-fashioned bank transfers (although given the price of some of the items being auctioned, this would probably only involve a quick phone call to your private Swiss banker). 

The sale is called Prints & Multiples, with prices ranging from the sort-of-entry-level-ish $2000 for prints by Max Beckmann, up to $600,000 for a signed Picasso print. While browsing the online shop is like creating a mental wish-list of the art collection of your Russian oligarch dreams, it’s probably best not to actually start clicking on any of the ‘buy it now’ buttons – unless you do actually have a couple of million to coolly drop (in which case, lucky you). 

h/t It’s Nice That