eBay and Sotheby's Live Auctions Begin on April 1

eBay Inc. Staff

Sales mark the Inaugural Sotheby’s live auctions on eBay.com/sothebys

On April 1, eBay and Sotheby’s mark the launch of the first live events in the new Sotheby’s live auctions experience with the themed “Photographs” and “New York” sales. The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby’s live auctions anytime, anywhere with the same confidence and access of those bidding in person in the New York salesroom.

The Sotheby’s live auctions destination features high-resolution images, hosted video capabilities, live streaming audio and video, and innovative “Museum View” transitions that bring the experience of walking through a museum or gallery to life in the online world – including enhanced zoom, in-context images, and item-level video. The online platform enables eBay’s 155 million active buyers to log-in and participate in Sotheby’s live-time auctions. Participants — regardless of their location — see the exact same item and current real-time bidding online and experience real-time bidding sensitive to the millisecond, allowing them to bid as if they were lifting a paddle with every click of the mouse. New technology debuting within the Sotheby’s live auctions will give users the first chance to experience crystal clear, live streaming video and audio from the Sotheby’s floor in New York.




The “Photographs” sale features works from the 19th Century to Modernism to Post-War eras by many masters of the medium, including Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, László Moholy-Nagy, and Man Ray








April 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. Eastern




“The New York Sale” is inspired by and celebrates the city through Prints, Photographs, Paintings, Sculptures, Silver, Books and Jewelry as well as iconic New York memorabilia such as the monumental sign atop Yankee Stadium from 1976–2008. The 13 letters – each 10 feet tall – are being auctioned together as a single lot, and are on offer from the collection of Yankee legend Reggie “Mr. October” Jackson








April 1, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern



For additional information on all upcoming auctions, visit: http://www.ebay.com/clt/sothebys/upcoming.

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Kari Ramirez, 408-376-8023




Lauren Gioia, 212-606-7176