In light of the realities that we are facing due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be amending arrangements for our March Online Auction in the effort to protect our clients, community, and team.
Public previews for our March Online Auction have been cancelled. In advance of the auction closure at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 31st, we will be hosting by appointment only private previews at A.H. Wilkens Auctions and Appraisals (One William Morgan Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M4H 1N6).
Based on the recommendations of public health authorities, we will be taking precautions with all guests including required hand washing upon arrival; furthermore all preview stations will be disinfected after every guest. Works will be handled by staff only. If you have travelled recently or if you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you please stay home.
In addition, First Arts remains here for our collectors “virtually.” We encourage you to view the 360° videos provided for our sculptural works in this March Online Auction. Our team can provide thorough and comprehensive condition reports, additional images, and assistance with registrations and bidding in this auction. We welcome your enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-286-5012.
While it is of the utmost importance to support and protect the vulnerable members of our community, our actions must also be guided by our fiduciary responsibility to our consignors. As a result, we will be closely monitoring this March Online Auction to measure interest and reserve the right to halt the sale at any time. We encourage you to bid early so as to allow us to better evaluate the level of interest.
The ever changing COVID-19 situation presents an unprecedented time for us all. Any decisions and developments concerning this March sale and our forthcoming auctions and exhibitions will be disclosed to you in a timely manner.
We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and well.
The First Arts Team
Pat, Mark, Ingo, and Nadine