FAQs

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.

Here you will find all upcoming dates.

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?

Of course you are also very welcome as a spectator. Create a MY Karl & Faber profile to be informed about our auctions and events!

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.

You will find the auction conditions assigned to the respective auction under Buy/Live auctions or Online only auctions as well as a PDF download below.

We will be pleased to provide you with the terms and conditions of consignment on request. Please contact our team!

Conditions of Sale Live auction | PDF 
Conditions of Sale Real-time online auction | PDF 
Conditions of Sale Online only auction | PDF
Revocation form | PDF (Online only and Real-time online auction)

Buy

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.

Live auctions

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.

Online only auctions

Where can I view the lots?

The printed catalogues are available approximately three to four weeks before the auction.

Ordering a catalogue

In the “Live Auctions” section you can view the online catalogues approximately four to five weeks before the auction date.

Live Auctions

The catalogues for online only auctions are exclusively available online and will be published as soon as the auction commences.

Online only auctions

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Newsletter registration

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.

Tutorial | How to buy

I auctioned a work of art – when and how do I have to pay for it?

As soon as a work is sold to you, you can pay for it. Either directly or after receiving the invoice. These will be issued as soon as possible after the auction day and will usually reach you within the following two days.

Tutorial | How to buy
Payment & Shipping

Sell

Can I have my artwork estimated non-binding?

You can come to us at any time for a non-binding and free estimate. It is best to make an appointment in advance with our experts or representatives. There is also the possibility to make an online estimate request.
Please note that we cannot accept works with an estimated price of less than € 800.

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.

Tutorial | Sell art

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.

Tutorial | Sell art

Online Only

How long does an online only auction last?

Online only auctions run for a set period of 14 days.

The auction calendar can be found here.

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.

You can find our Online Only catalogues in “Online only auctions” below the “Buy” section. As soon as the catalogues are published, you will be able to find them in the “Online catalogue” section.

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.

Activate
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.

Login
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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