This auction is an initiative to support the International Committee of the Red Cross, dedicated to humanitarian aid, in response to COVID-19
What is a Maximum Bid?
When placing an Maximum Bid, the Artbid auction system will automatically increase your bid by the smallest amount permitted (the minimum bid increment) in order to put you back in the position of highest bidder whenever necessary. The system will continue to outbid other bidders until the Maximum Bid amount you entered is reached. This way, you will not have to keep entering new bids manually, all you have to do is simply enter the maximum amount you are willing to bid as a Maximum Bid. This is also very convenient if you are unable to attend the final hours of an auction. You will always and automatically be the highest bidder, as long as no-one outbids your Maximum Bid.
How does it work?
Enter the maximum amount you are willing to pay for a lot and press the ‘Set Maximum Bid’ button. You'll be asked to confirm your Maximum Bid. An email and a telephone message will be sent to you, confirming the Maximum Bid you placed. If at this stage you are not the highest bidder, the first possible bid will be made, bearing in mind the minimum bid increment. For example: the highest bid for lot X, placed by another bidder, is currently € 15. You would like to bid a maximum of € 100. If you enter € 100 as your Maximum Bid, a bid of € 20 for lot X will automatically be made on your behalf.
What are the increments used?
When placing a Maximum Bid on any lot, the system will automatically outbid the highest bidder on the basis of the following minimum bid increments:
|From €||To €||bid step €|
|€ 1||€ 10||€ 1|
|€ 10||€ 100||€ 5|
|€ 100||€ 200||€ 10|
|€ 200||€ 500||€ 20|
|€ 500||€ 1.000||€ 50|
|€ 1.000||€ 2.000||€ 100|
|€ 2.000||€ 5.000||€ 200|
|€ 5.000||€ 10.000||€ 500|
|€ 10.000||€ 20.000||€ 1.000|
|€ 20.000||€ 50.000||€ 2.000|
|€ 50.000||€ 100.000||€ 5.000|
|€ 100.000||€ 200.000||€ 10.000|
|€ 200.000||€ 500.000||€ 20.000|
|€ 500.000||> € 500.000||€ 50.000|
Other users can see my Maximum Bid?
No. The amount you have entered will not be visible to any other users.
Can I withdraw my Maximum Bid?
Withdrawing a Maximum Bid is not possible. Once placed, your Maximum Bid it is unconditional and cannot be withdrawn.
What happens if someone outbids my Maximum Bid?
In this case, your bid will no longer be the highest, and you will receive an email and a telephone message informing you of this.
What happens if someone makes a bid which is just below my Maximum Bid amount?
If this happens, your maximum bid will automatically be placed. Example: You have entered a Maximum Bid of € 100. The highest bid is € 80. Another bidder now bids € 90. This bid is accepted, and subsequently outbid by your € 100 Maximum Bid.
What happens if someone bids the exact same amount as that of the Maximum Bid I placed earlier?
If someone placed a Maximum Bid to the exact same amount, on the same lot, your bid will be given preference as the Maximum Bid was made earlier. The bidding history will show both bids with the same amount and time, with your own bid (the one made first) on top as the highest bid.
Can I place a Maximum Bid if I already have the highest bid?
Yes, you can. This could be a smart move if you currently have the highest bid but are unable to attend the final phase of the auction. In this case, you can enter a Maximum Bid to increase your chances of winning. The system will not use Maximum Bids until someone places a higher bid.
Will a lot's bidding window be increased if a Maximum Bid is placed during the final minute?
Yes, in this case the bidding window will be extended by 2 minutes.
What about the reserve price?
If a Maximum Bid is placed on a lot with a reserve price, one of the following will occur: When placing a Maximum Bid higher than an item’s reserve price, your first bid will automatically match that of the item’s reserve price. Your Maximum Bid will remain active. When placing a Maximum Bid matching an item’s reserve price, your first bid will match the item’s reserve price. Having reached its maximum, your Maximum Bid will no longer be active. When placing a Maximum Bid below an item’s reserve price, your full bid will be placed automatically, and show up in the bidding log. Having reached its maximum, your Maximum Bid will no longer be active. You will be notified if any of these events occur.
Piece composed of Viúva Lamego tiles, handmade woolen crochet, polyester props, led lights, electrical system, plywood and iron.
255 x 118 x 38 cm
Joana Vasconcelos donates part of the resources of this work of art to support the International Committee of the Red Cross, in response to Covid-19. This lot can be viewed at the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation. Its disassembly and assembly in a new location will be subject to a budget, payable by the buyer.