Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Sun, Jul 12, 2020 2:00 PM EDT
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Photographs from a California Collection
This single-owner sale with no hidden reserves features original prints by Sebastiao Salgado, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Brett Weston, and other legends of 20th-century photography. Additional prints are available for sale through our website www.seagravegallery.com. For additional details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Bidding starts in:
- 25% up to $100,000
- 20% above $100,000
Terms & Conditions
BEFORE THE AUCTION (a) Online Preview: Due to current regulations to fight the spread of COVID-19, there will be no in-person preview of artworks. (b) Buyer's Responsibility: Buyers are responsible for determining to their own satisfaction the true nature and condition of any lot prior to bidding. Though buyers are not legally required to inspect lots prior to purchase, failure to do so may constitute a waiver of complaint that an item was not delivered in a condition equal to the existent condition at the auction. (c) Property Sold 'As Is': Neither Seagrave Gallery nor the seller provides any guarantee in relation to the nature of the property, or to any errors or omissions in the catalogue or supplemental material apart from the Limited Warranty stated below. Condition reports are offered as a courtesy and are typically made available upon email request. The absence of a condition report does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of others. AT THE AUCTION (a) Registered bidders accept personal liability to pay the purchase price, including the buyer's premium plus all applicable charges, unless Seagrave Gallery agrees in advance that the bidder is acting as agent on behalf of an identified third party acceptable to Seagrave Gallery. In such case, Seagrave Gallery will look to the third party for payment. (c) Bidding Guidelines: Bidding, whether by absentee bid, telephone, or internet, constitutes a bidder's acceptance of these conditions. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer retains the absolute right to reject any bid, to withdraw, pass or divide any lots, to combine multiple lots, to advance the bidding at his or her absolute discretion and (in the case of error or dispute, whether during or after the sale) to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, cancel the sale or to re-offer and sell the lot in question. In the event of any dispute after the auction Seagrave Gallery?s sale record shall be conclusive. (d) Absentee, Telephone and Internet Bidding: Seagrave Gallery offers absentee, telephone and internet bidding as a convenience to clients and does not accept liability for errors or failures to execute such bids. Absentee and telephone bids must be recognized by Seagrave Gallery prior to auction day. When identical absentee bids are submitted that become the highest bids at the auction, the bid first received by Seagrave Gallery shall be accepted as the winning bid. Telephone bidders are encouraged to leave minimum bids in case of technical failure. (e) Reserves: Unless indicated otherwise, lots may be offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. The reserve for any lot shall not exceed its published estimate. Seagrave Gallery shall act to protect the reserve by bidding through the auctioneer, who may open bidding on any lot below the reserve by placing a bid on the seller's behalf. The auctioneer may continue to bid on behalf of the seller up to the reserve amount, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders. AFTER THE AUCTION (a) Payment and Title Transfer: The buyer agrees to pay the sum of the hammer price plus Buyer's Premium, plus any applicable sales tax. Buyer's Premium is calculated as follows: 25% on the first $100,000 of the hammer price, plus 20% on any amount above $100,001 when paying by cash, check or wire transfer. Credit card and PayPal payments will be subject to an additional 3% fee. This fee is not more than the cost of accepting these cards. Buyers outside the United States must submit payment via wire transfer. Credit cards are not an accepted form of payment for buyers outside the United States. Payment must be received by Seagrave Gallery within five business days immediately following the auction. The buyer shall not acquire title or take possession of the lot until all amounts (including the hammer price, premium and applicable taxes) due to Seagrave Gallery have been paid in full. (b) Collection: Seagrave Gallery offers in-house packaging and shipping, and will accommodate the needs of each buyer for an additional fee. Seagrave Gallery is not liable for damage to property, regardless of cause, in connection with this service (c) Storage: Following the auction, uncollected lots shall be stored in Seagrave Gallery?s office. Seagrave Gallery shall retain possession of all purchases until full payment has been received from the buyer. Lots remaining uncollected after the fifth business day following the sale, regardless of payment status, are subject to a per-lot daily storage charge of $10.00. In addition to other remedies available by law, Seagrave Gallery reserves the right to impose upon delinquent buyers a separate 1% monthly charge (of the purchase price, or the maximum permitted by law) commencing on the sixth business day after the sale date. (d) All Sales Final: Notwithstanding other terms mentioned herein, refunds shall be given at Seagrave Gallery?s sole discretion. Refunds requested on the grounds of authenticity must be made within 10 days of the auction and accompanied by a supporting written statement from a recognized authority (defined as a person who has authored, edited, or substantially contributed to a monograph on the artist, a person who has curated, organized or substantially contributed to a solo exhibition on the artist, a person who has represented the artist's estate or someone who represented or worked closely with the artist while they were alive and, in any of the above instances physically handled works of the period, medium and subject matter in question during the course of their duties) stating that the object sold is incorrect or not the work of the artist. Dealers, appraisers and representatives of other auction firms do not qualify as authenticators of individual artists unless they have had such specific involvement with that artist's work, as specified above, in addition to their daily duties. Refunded lots must be returned to Seagrave Gallery in the same condition as when sold. Seagrave Gallery does not grant extensions to refund considerations based upon authenticity due to shipping delays. There are no exceptions to this refund policy. LIABILITY AND LIMITED WARRANTY (a) Liability: The buyer expressly agrees that (i) neither Seagrave Gallery nor the seller shall be liable, in whole or in part, for any special, indirect or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profits and (ii) the buyer's damages, if any, are limited exclusively to the original purchase price paid for the lot. (b) Limited Warranty: All property is sold as is. Neither Seagrave Gallery nor the consignor or our associates make any representation, express or implied warranty (including merchantability and fitness) or guarantee in condition, age, size, provenance, medium, signature, inscription, exhibition history, importance, rarity, country of origin, genuineness, historical relevance, monetary or other value, framing or lack thereof, mounting, conservation, coloring, palette, inscription, edition, style, label or other descriptor. No statement in the catalogue, brochures, website, bill of sale or invoice, any supplementary material, or statements by any Seagrave Gallery employee shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability. (c) Descriptions: No warranty, whether express or implied, is made with respect to any description contained in this auction or any second opinion. Any description of the items or second opinion is for the courtesy of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots in person, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the transaction or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by the Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging and are not grounds for the return of any lot. (d) Estimates: All estimates provided are carefully considered opinions of Seagrave Gallery?s specialists, and are merely suggested guidelines for interested buyers. Buyers must be aware that all property sold is subject to fluctuating values depending on the subjective interests of collectors and a wide variety of other uncontrollable factors. The lots auctioned may sell at prices above, within, or below estimate. (e) Notices, Demands and Refunds: Any demands for refunds, problems with the lot(s) sold or notices of any kind concerning the auction shall be communicated by email to email@example.com (a) Copyright: The copyright on all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Seagrave Gallery for this auction is and shall remain at all times the property of Seagrave Gallery. Seagrave Gallery and the seller make no representation or warranty that the buyer will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to a purchased lot. (b) Buyer's Breach of Conditions: If a buyer fails to comply with any of these conditions, Seagrave Gallery may, in addition to asserting all remedies available by law, including the right to hold that buyer liable for the purchase price, (i) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer, (ii) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately upon notice to the buyer, or (iii) take such other action as we deem necessary or appropriate. If Seagrave Gallery resells the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency between the original sale price and any subsequent mitigation sale, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorney's fees, commissions, incidental damages and all other charges due hereunder. In the event that such buyer pays a portion of the purchase price for any property, Seagrave Gallery shall apply the payment received to such property that Seagrave Gallery in our sole discretion, deems appropriate. Seagrave Gallery shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in the State of California. (c) Severability: Should any of these conditions be deemed unenforceable, invalid or illegal in any court having jurisdiction, that part shall be discounted and shall have no effect on the enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein, which shall remain valid to the fullest extent permitted by law. (d) Jurisdiction: The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these conditions and the conduct of the auction shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of California. By bidding, whether by absentee bid, telephone, internet or other means, the buyer shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of California or, if applicable, the federal courts sitting in this state. Further, the buyer agrees that the venue for any action arising out of the failure to abide by these conditions, or any conduct related to or arising out of the auction, shall be the Superior Court of California, County of Monterey, located at 240 Church St, Salinas, CA 93901.