LOT – ART is the world’s largest aggregator of art auctions, where collectors, dealers and art enthusiasts can find the most comprehensive and up to date list of auction items online. Our platform is the only covering the full cycle of a lot, from Upcoming, Sold and Aftersale
LOT – ART mission is to make worldwide auctioning more effective, transparent and time efficient for bidders, with the final goal to promote art investment as a valid portfolio diversification strategy from the volatile financial markets.
We have designed our user’s interface and developed advanced catalogue-search functions to offer you the best auctions' browsing portal, providing direct links to the most reputable auction houses, bidding platforms and selected art galleries worldwide.
LOT – ART key advantage is its ability to deliver a complete overview of the worldwide art & auction market from a single place, avoiding repetitive searches and saving precious time to any eclectic buyer interested in a wide range of artists, designers, fashion brands, jewelry, watch makers and other valuable collector items such as classic cars, wine & spirits and more!
Multi-Search: enter up to 35 multiple keyword searches at once; you can both browse through all the corresponding lots at once or flick through each set of results individually. Each search can be as detailed as you like. Check the example on our User Guide.
Saved-Searches and Email Alerts: Save the keywords you use the most to quickly run your favorite searches with a single click and in every section of L-A. Optionally, you can set filters by country, price estimate and other settings. At your discretion, we can also send you email-alerts when new lots matching your saved-searches are available, so you will never miss that unique piece again, even if you don’t check regularly!
Wish List: Save your preferred lots in your Wish List to access them quickly, before and after the auction. We can also send you a reminder to place your bid in time one day before the auction date.
Sold & Aftersale: Among the innovative features of LOT – ART is the opportunity to effectively search through thousands of unsold auction lots in what is, to date, the largest Aftersale online database. Use it to directly get in touch with the auction house in case you are interested in negotiating a purchase. In our Sold Section, you will find historical price information recorded at auction, a useful indication of the actual value of an item you could rely on before finalizing your bid.
Buy Now: To provide the most complete overview on the investment opportunities offered by the international art market, we have added, aside to our auctions database, the opportunity to search artworks from trusted art galleries. We think it is a great opportunity to cover the time gap between the release of a new art work and its listing at auction. From the advanced search box at LOT – ART, you can always choose to explore the full database or to narrow your research, selecting between Auctions and Galleries.
Art Investment Advisory: Buying the right piece of art could be the best choice for any investor looking for alternative investment opportunities aside from the volatile financial markets. Do you feel you lack the experience to select the most promising and cost-effective artworks for sale at auction or on the art galleries scene? Count on our solid expertise to effectively profit from the growing international art market, thanks to LOT – ART personalized Art Investment Advisory service.
We will assist you with sourcing and acquiring quality art for your collection, a residential project or just to answer to your portfolio diversification strategy. Get in touch with our expert team today.
Catalogue Listing: if you are an auction house or a bidding platform, your catalogues could be listed free of charge on LOT – ART to be effectively browsed by our extensive international network of collectors. Our IT team will take care of the entire setup: you may simply sit back and enjoy the benefits of a growing traffic.
Receive Consignments: LOT – ART can forward to your auction house consignment proposals made by its registered users, regarding items in selected categories of your choice. All the users submitting a request of consignment are verified owners of the items they offer, to ensure the quality of the consignments.
Tailored Marketing Service: we offer customized marketing services to optimize the visibility of your catalogues, as well as your upcoming events to our international art-focused audience.
Premium Listing: enroll in our partner network: for a competitive monthly fee, we will enable the automatic listing of your online catalogues and offer you access to LOT – ART’s extensive network of art collectors worldwide. Our IT team will take care of the entire setup: you may simply sit back and enjoy the benefits of a growing traffic.
Tailored Marketing Service: we offer customized marketing services to optimize the visibility of your catalogues, as well as your upcoming events, to our wide art-focused audience. Most of our premium marketing services are free of charge for partnered art galleries, as they are included in the premium listing plans.
Francesco Gibbi is a seasoned art collector and expert in 18th century Neoclassical etchings. In 2015, understanding the emerging investment opportunities offered by the art auction market, but as well the need for more transparency and efficiency for the art buyers, he founded the Amsterdam-based online portal for Worldwide Auctioning " LOT – ART.com " to enhance the role of fine art investment as an effective portfolio diversification to volatile financial markets.
Master Degree in International Management and specialized in International Affairs, after covering for over 15 years financial and management roles in International Organizations, Francesco is now sharing his expertise as Alternative Investment Advisor, believing the best investment should bring more than the opportunity of a sound financial return, but as well tangible esthetic and ownership feelings to his owner.
"Art collecting is an investment and follows similar rules to most common financial products, but it is just more rewarding in terms of emotional feelings and less volatile in terms of economic value, especially if you well diversify your collection into contemporary art, jewelry and old masters. Leveraging on a sound expertise, auctions are the best source of good deals to any collector looking for alternative investment opportunities."
Here, the founder of Lot-Art.com shares with you his experience on how to safely and efficiently buy art in auction.
Milan Madar is a computer scientist and a former professional artist. Combining his knowledge in IT and his passion for the Arts, he partnered with Francesco to develop LOT – ART, the new art-related online platform for worldwide auctioning. After Milan developed the efficient and market-leading search engine and data-management system, the platform was launched in October 2015.
"As a CIO I use Information Technology (IT) for its primary purpose: process and provide information in a way that helps people. Being a former artist myself, I understand passion. I want to help enthusiastic art buyers, investors and the artists who create inspiring artworks for this world."
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, feedback or requests regarding Lot-Art and be part of this innovative project!