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WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th | 12:00-1:30 pm
WHERE: Lex 1, SOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE OF ART | 570 LExington ave, New York, NY 10022

ART + TECH with Artsy Engineers

Presenter: Devang Thakkar, Head of Auctions, Artsy

In this lecture, we will explore the evolution of Artsy auctions and the strategy we have deployed over the last four years to become the platform of choice for auction houses. We will look at how Artsy started with eBay-style pure English auctions (where the highest bidder online wins and pays the highest price) for our art institutions and benefit auctions, followed by the build out and scale of our live auction and consignment offerings that form the basis of our two-sided marketplace. Finally, we will survey the state of the union and Artsy's plans forward.

This event is only open to Sotheby’s Institute students, faculty, alumni, and staff. If you are interested in applying to our MA program and would like to attend this event, please contact admissions: