A wonderful surprise for me and my art lovers and collectors: my artwork, Text and Time 73, belonging to my Archetypal Expressionism Series and involved in Lavacow Christmas Auction Event, was featured by the famous Barnebys-Germany site:
The founder of Barnebys is Pontus Silfverstolpe, journalist and art dealer in Stockholm, Sweden.
Barnebys was originally launched in Sweden in 2011, with a UK version,
following in June 2013. The site lists between 80,000 and 100,000 auction lots each day.
There’s everything from vintage fashion, 20th-century furniture, jewellery and art to toys, musical instruments,etc.
“Barnebys is an online search service for fine art and antiques – a Google for auction houses, so to speak. You have all types of auction houses represented, from the high-end ones like Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams to smaller, more specialised houses,” explains Lotta Lindquist-Brosjo, managing director of Barnebys UK.
The aim is to make the auction process easy and transparent, for both seasoned and first-time buyers. Breadth is key; Barnebys users have access to hundreds of auctions across the globe and can find items in every price bracket – Edvard Munch’s The Scream, which sold for US$120 million, was the most expensive item to ever feature on the site, but there are also plenty of pieces for as little as $40.
Those who are interested to collect, at a promotional price, my artwork, now in Portugal, have to register to Lavacow site and may place bids even before the start of the online auction event, next Monday, December, 15, 9 pm, EET,
I asked Mrs. Cristina Olteanu, CEO at LAVACOW Auction House, to tell something, for the fans of this blog, about Lavacow and my artwork involved in the Christmas Auction Event: ”At Lavacow we bring together the big names of the international art scene (multiples by icons such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali or Joan Miro) with contemporary promising artists from Eastern Europe. We are proud to have included in the Lavacow Christmas Auction a work by Constantin Severin, whom we appreciate for the delicate mixture between different artistic styles, creating a harmonious all that succeeds to communicate, through a single artwork, the essence of the history of art.”
In the end, my first Lavacow auction event was a succes:
Trained as an economist in Romania and the UK, with a background in banking and financial services, Cristina Olteanu joined Artmark in 2010. Cristina has been responsible for the development of some of Artmark’s major projects, including the founding and development of the first Romanian Institute for Art Management. Since 2012, Cristina took over the position of COO at Artmark, being responsible with operational efficiency.