Questions & answers


How exactly does the auction process work? How much time should I set aside for an auction?

If you are participating in the auction live at the hall, you should allow for plenty of extra time. The auction itself lasts about two hours, but this figure may fluctuate given the number of lots and the course of that particular auction. Lots are auctioned in the order in which they are listed in the catalogue. You do not need to remain in the auction hall if “your” lot has already been auctioned.


What time do the auctions start and how soon beforehand should I arrive?

Auctions at Arthouse Hejtmánek usually start at 4 p.m. (Garden Auction) and 6 p.m. (Evening Auction). The hall is open one hour before the start of the auction. Ideally you should arrive no later than 30 minutes before the start so you can register and pick up an auction number.


In the list of works from older auctions I saw an item I liked. How can I find out if it’s available?

We publish a result card after each auction. If the work that interests you is not listed as sold, you can email us or call us to ask about that specific item. Some works that were not sold at auction can be purchased in a post-auction or non-auction sale if the owner agrees.