NEW YORK - Sotheby’s and eBay jointly announce the launch of Sotheby’s live streaming auctions on eBay. Part of eBay’s new live auctions platforms, Sotheby’s on eBay ( is now available for browsing and advance bidding leading up to the launch of the first auction on April 1. The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby’s live auctions anytime, anywhere with the same confidence and access of those bidding in person in New York.

(left to right) Contributors Anna Sui, Swizz Beatz and Scott Schumann. Courtesy Craig McDean photography; Antoine Verglas; The Sartorialist.

The Experience

Through a stylized, easy-to-use design and live streaming auctions, we are making aspirational art feel more accessible than ever to a broad online audience with diverse interests and tastes. Upcoming sales will include everything from photography to New York-themed memorabilia to furniture to Old Master paintings to prints, as well as specially curated themes.

But Sotheby’s on eBay has much more than sales. Inspiring, informative articles and videos are tailored for every auction; because art isn’t just a business, it’s a lifestyle. Listen in to tastemakers across a variety of industries including fashion, music, entertainment, interior design, food, and more – and of course, our own Sotheby’s experts – as they share functional tips, style advice, fascinating historical information, behind-the-scenes looks at artists and brands, trend reports, and gift guides. So come in, look around, and stay awhile.

The new Sotheby's eBay website.

The Technology

Since it was founded in 1995, eBay has become a global marketplace, with unrivalled skill in attracting online collectors to an audience of 145 million active buyers. Now, through live bidding and eBay’s technology platform, these same collectors will be able to discover and acquire Sotheby’s exceptional works of art, jewellery, design objects, and memorabilia with seamless ease. Think of it as a 21st Century historic auction experience.

The Audience

Sotheby’s on eBay is for both the curious new buyer and seasoned collector. So whether you’re looking to place your first – or umpteenth – bid, browse through our online catalogues of unique, premium arts and collectibles, much of which is valued under $25,000, or even less. (You’ll be pleasantly surprised how much museum-worthy artwork has the same price as a designer handbag.)

Curious? Looking for your next painting or watch? Don’t know what you’re looking for but ready to bring home something truly extraordinary? To experience Sotheby’s on eBay, click here: