Circle Auction is excited to present Modern + Contemporary, an online auction featuring paintings, prints, sculptures, and modern design. The auction features modern design included a Milo Baughman T-back chair for Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman dresser, a pair of Knoll Wassily leather chairs, multiple Isamu Noguchi designs including lamps by Akari and a pair of Prismatic table by Vitra, Eames for Herman Miller lounge chair, and a desk by Peter Lovig Nielsen.
Art highlights include pieces by Marc Quinn, Salvador Dali, Ken Ferguson pottery, Nicolas Africano, Kiyoshi Saito woodblocks, Hermes porcelain, Marcelo Eli Sarmiento, Walter Knabe, Corno (Joanne Corneau), Cope2 (Fernando Carlo), Chuck Johnson, Philippe Bertho, Bence Bakonyi, Duran, Richard Howard Hunt, Tide, Judith Bernstein, Jose van Gool, Adriana Mas, Juan Martinez, Jean Miotte lithograph, an Atelier Boulogne sculpture, and a collection of large scale works by Nick Vaccaro.
Register: First time bidders will need to create an account with Circle. After you have an account, you can register for the auctions you’re interested in bidding on here.
Auction Preview: Every auction we host an in-person preview a day or two before the auction closes. This is an opportunity for bidders to see items in person before bidding on them.
Bid: Our auctions take place online and are open for bidding for two weeks. You can either submit your highest bid for an item, or wait until the final day of the auction when bidding is most active. You can bid via computer, the Circle Auction app, or you can submit a phone bid by filling out our form here.
Buyer’s Premium: Auction winners, in addition to their high bid amount, pay a Buyer’s Premium of 19% (this fee helps keep the lights on at Circle).
Payment: After you have won an item, payment is due within five business days of the auction. We’ll email you an invoice which includes your winning bids and buyer’s premium (you will not be automatically charged to the card used during auction registration). We accept cash, credit, debit, wire transfers, and certified checks.
Pickup: Once your invoice is paid, you may pick up your item from Circle’s office during regular business hours. Please bring a copy of a photo ID to pick up your item. Circle Auction Office: 901 Woodswether Road, Kansas City, MO 64105
Shipping: While we don’t offer in-house shipping (making it the buyer’s responsibility to arrange shipment), we’ll happily guid you through the process. You can view more information on the shipping process and our list of recommended shippers here.
Free Delivery: We offer free delivery for any bidders within 20 miles of our offices for any item under 200 lbs on a set delivery date. (If you are outside of the 20 miles or the item is more than 200 lbs, please reach out to our office for a delivery quote.)
First time participating in one of our online auctions? Check out our guide here.