What are the challenges you have faced along the way?
A lot of auction and art initiatives are moving online or being created online. I believe that when buying art there is nothing better than seeing it in the flesh or anything more fun than bidding in a live auction. But be that as it may, one of the biggest challenges is getting decent venues at reasonable rates – so if anyone is keen to sponsor an auction or needs a clean, house proud, arts tenant then let me know!
What does the future for The Auction Collective look like?
Exciting. Really exciting. We have two auctions lined up before Christmas. The first is 8 November with ‘Paper|Scissors|Stone’ – an exhibition and auction of works on paper, textiles and sculpture. Then we have ‘Abstract : Reality’, a show in December that will contrast and compare abstract and hyper-realist paintings.
We also have plans to run pop-ups outside London and another development of the technology to make it even easier for people to buy art - watch this space!