LONDON, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The online auction house Auctionata | Paddle8 has launched "The Paddle8 Pad," a new curated sales concept featuring livestream auctions across categories tailored to the 21st century collector, hosted in the heart of London. Curated by Paddle8 and powered by Auctionata, "The Paddle8 Pad" will bring to life a vetted selection of most sought after fine art, jewellery, and design objects in an innovative, cinematic and inspiring auction format. Through live, video-based storytelling, "The Paddle8 Pad" will contextualize these covetable collectibles into a stylish and shoppable online experience that bidders can access from anywhere. Taking place throughout the week of November 29 to December 5, 2016, the series of ten exciting auctions will be broadcast live from a London townhouse near Regent's Park (32 Portland Place) on www.auctionata.com/pad.
The careful curation of each auction has been overseen by Auctionata | Paddle8 Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Alexander Gilkes, a London native and by Auctionata | Paddle8 UK CEO Patrick van der Vorst. "The Paddle8 Pad" was conceived to showcase property that spans all aspects of the 21st century collector's lifestyle while presenting a distinctly curated point of view on collecting. Offerings will include Post-War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, a Private Collection of Latin-American Contemporary Art, Asian Art, Jewellery and Design.
Presented by renowned British experts and auctioneers including Alexander Gilkes, Patrick van der Vorst, and Edward Rising, and hosts like George Lamb, the auctions will be held in an entertaining and inspiring live show format. By revealing the interesting stories behind the objects on sale, each livestream auction broadcast will provide an immersive experience for bidders and viewers, and can be followed via desktop and mobile device from anywhere in the world.
Alexander Gilkes comments: "The Paddle8 Pad auctions will mark the first collaboration between our recently merged platforms: Auctionata and Paddle8. Using Auctionata's cutting-edge livestream technology and Paddle8's curatorial prowess, the sales have been built for the 21st century. Collectors worldwide can now follow, bid on and collect works with ease across various categories through an innovative and entertaining video format".
Patrick van der Vorst adds: ""We are absolutely thrilled to be launching "The Paddle8 Pad" in London. The Paddle8 specialists have done an excellent job in curating these auctions with the aim of delighting and captivating modern collectors from across the world. Combining the expertise of Paddle8's UK team with Auctionata's technology, we can now offer exceptional pieces of contemporary art, luxury accessories and collectibles in a high-end setting where our customers can discover the stories behind the objects and make more meaningful purchases".
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016, 2 pm CET
An exceptional range of jewellery from ancestral heirlooms to dazzling gems of today. From Edwardian to Art Deco, Modern to Contemporary: this striking selection of luxury jewels includes desirable pieces from the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Boucheron, Tiffany, Verdura and Buccellati.
The P8 Pad: Start Collecting (Part 1)
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016, 9 pm CET
An eclectic gathering of covetable works curated for today's emerging collector. The sale features paintings, works on paper, prints, photography, and sculpture by artists such as Marcel Dzama, Jannis Kounellis, Ned Vena, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more.
Objects of Design
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016, 4 pm CET
The most exquisite form meets uncompromising function in this selection of top tier 20th and 21st century design. Striking contemporary pieces by emerging designers such as Philip Michael Wolfson, Alessandro Zambelli and Fredrikson Stallard, and contemporary masters such as Zaha Hadid and Ron Arad, are offered alongside perfectly engineered classics from Fornasetti and the Eameses.
A Collection of Contemporary Jewels
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016, 6 pm CET
A stunning array of signed contemporary jewellery from a celebrated maker that features fantastically colorful gems in exquisitely delicate settings.
Photographs curated by Lou Proud
Friday, Dec 2, 2016, 2 pm CET
Renowned photographs specialist Lou Proud has curated an eclectic collection featuring some of the most ground-breaking and revered names in 20th and 21st century photography. Key genres of photojournalism, fashion, classic greats and contemporary works are all represented in a sale sure to delight the photo aficionado and beginner collector in equal measure.
1,000 years of Asian Art
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, 2 pm CET
Centuries of Asian art are represented in this carefully curated selection of Asian ceramics, bronzes, screens and works on paper that spans potteries from the Tang Dynasty to Contemporary inks on paper. Highlights of the auction include: a pair of guardian earth spirits from the Tang Dynasty, a Sancai glazed pottery horse and important Contemporary works by Gu Wenda, Zeng Xiaojun and Wang Tiande.
The P8 Pad: Start Collecting (Part 2)
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, 4 pm CET
Get inspired to deck the walls with this impeccable selection of paintings, works on paper, prints, photography, and collectibles from contemporary artists such as Gormley, Murakami, Hirst, Varadi and more at accessible prices.
Monday, Dec 5, 2016, 3 pm CET
Innovative printmaking of the 20th and 21st centuries is celebrated in this prints and multiples auction, showcasing editions by the modern masters Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró to leading post-war printmakers Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring all the way to contemporary stars John Baldessari and Banksy.
Monday, Dec 5, 2016, 8 pm CET
Featuring some of the most influential artists of our time, this sale surveys major movements of contemporary art in the Americas and Europe, including the 'New' École de Paris, Abstract Expressionism, Zero, Pop, Postmodernism, and Emerging Contemporary.
Beyond Geometry: A Private Collection of Latin-American Contemporary Art
Monday, Dec 5, 2016, 10 pm CET
The line, the circle, and the square are captured in boundless explorations of light, movement, space, time, and color in this fascinating auction, which features a stunning single owner collection articulated around Art Abstrait Construit, Abstraction Geometrique, Optic art, and Kinetic art by Latin-American artists.
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About Auctionata | Paddle8
Auctionata | Paddle8 is the global online leader in art and luxury collectibles. Through innovative livestream auction formats, charity auctions, private sales, and a curated online shop, the recently merged platforms offer a seamless online process to sell and purchase art, design, classic cars, watches, jewelry, and wine. With around 800,000 registered users, Auctionata | Paddle8 is one of the ten biggest auction houses worldwide outside of China. The company has offices in Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Zurich, and Madrid and is thus represented in the most important international markets.
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