Find answers to general questions about art auctions – buying art and selling art.
Frequently asked questions
Where is Karl & Faber located?
Karl & Faber is located in the Luitpoldblock in the heart of Munich city centre, not far from Odeonsplatz. How to find us.
You are also welcome to make an appointment with our representatives in Hamburg, the Rhineland, Lake Tegernsee, Austria or Switzerland!
What are the opening hours?
We are there for you Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm!
During the preview weeks we are also open for you on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Where can I park?
Parking is available in the Salvatorplatz car park directly behind our office. We will pay the parking fee for the first hour for you.
What will be offered in the auctions?
We auction exclusively fine art: paintings, drawings, graphic art, sculptures and objects of the Old Masters, 19th Century Art, Modern Art, Post War and Contemporary Art.
Please note that we can only accept works with an estimate of € 500 or more.
Works with an estimate below € 2,000 (Modern & Contemporary Art) or up to and including € 1,500 (Old Masters and 19th Century Art) will be offered in our Online only auctions.
When can works be collected?
As buyer: After receipt of payment.
As consignor: After completion of the post-sale.
Can I only attend the auction as a spectator?
Where can I find the general terms and conditions?
Our General Terms and Conditions are divided into Conditions of Sale and Conditions of Consignment. Please also note the different conditions for live auctions, real-time online auctions and online only auctions.
We will be pleased to provide you with the terms and conditions of consignment on request. Please contact our team!
When will the next auction take place?
We sell works dating from the 15th century to contemporary art.
Live auctions take place twice a year in spring and autumn. The current dates are available here.
We have several Online only auctions taking place between the two principal live auctions. Thanks to the time-controlled auctions, which exclusively take place online, you can acquire artworks at Karl & Faber every month.
Where can I view the lots?
The printed catalogues are available approximately three to four weeks before the auction.
In the “Live Auctions” section you can view the online catalogues approximately four to five weeks before the auction date.
The catalogues for online only auctions are exclusively available online and will be published as soon as the auction commences.
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When and where can I view the artworks in preview?
Previews of the works start at our headquarters in Munich ten days before the respective room auction. Further previews of the highlights also take place regularly in Hamburg, Vienna, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. You can find the current dates here.
Please note that previews are not possible for online only and real-time online auctions. Therefore, our general terms and conditions provide for a two-week right of return. Thus, the online auctions are a risk-free and convenient supplement to the live auction for you.
I am interested in an artwork. How can I buy it?
We offer you various possibilities to purchase a work of art from us.
I auctioned a work of art – when and how do I have to pay for it?
Can I have my artwork estimated non-binding?
What is needed for an initial estimation? The artwork itself or is a photo sufficient?
You are welcome to make an initial online estimate request. We would be happy to take a look at the original if possible. For larger or difficult transportable works, a photo is of course sufficient. Our experts are also happy to visit you at home. Simply make an appointment with us.
Please note that we cannot accept works with an estimated price of less than € 800.
How long does it take to process an estimate request?
Our experts will get in touch with you as soon as we receive your request.
My artwork was auctioned off. When will I receive the proceeds?
Within five weeks you will receive the invoice as well as the payment of your auction proceeds, provided that the bidders have settled their accounts.
How long does an online only auction last?
When will the catalogues be published?
The catalogues are be published at the beginning of each auction. The starting time of Online Only is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
How do I register for online only auctions?
If you do not yet have an account with Invaluable, click on “Register” at the top right and enter your details in the “Open account” form. Since the online only auctions run via the external online portal Invaluable, this step is also required for customers already registered with MY Karl & Faber. We recommend that you register at least 24 hours before the end of the online only auction.
After your data has been checked, you will receive a confirmation from Invaluable at the e-mail address you have provided. It contains a link that you can use to activate your account. Please note that this e-mail may be recognised as spam and moved to your spam folder.
Once you have created a user account with Invaluable, you can click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner and enter your login details.
How do I become eligible to bid as a new customer?
If you are a new customer, we require a copy of your ID and proof of address. Once we have received your documents, we will enable you to bid in our online only auctions.
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