About Non-Payers in the Art Market

Non-payers in auctions attempt to inflate prices without the intent of paying their auction bills. This is a well-documented issue in the art world, but one that is sometimes not discussed openly. If you're interested in learning more about this complex problem, you can find a curated selection of recommended reading below.

As Online Sales Grow, Deadbeat Bidders Complicate The Picture            

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From Van Gogh to Richter—What Happens When Bidders Fail to Pay Up at Auction?

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A Culture of Bidding: Forging an Art Market in China                                                                     

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The Chinese Art Market Is Reviving But Nonpayments Increasingly Plague the Sector

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Buyer’s Remorse & the Auction Business                                                                                               

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When the Rich Regret: The Case of Non-Payment in Art Auction Sales                                    

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Chinese Art Bidders Named in Payment Dispute

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Sotheby’s Names Non-Paying Chinese Bidders

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The Art Market 2019 Report                         

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We've started generating buzz in Chinese media outlets for our approach to non-payers. You can find the articles that have been published in Chinese below!

头一遭 拍卖公司把欠债者上网公开示众

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欧洲拍卖行设「耻辱墙」 欠款买家长相名字官网示众

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