July 2014 Online Highlights

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS South African and International Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery Monday 14 to Wednesday 30 July 2014 New Features • Browse by session: auctions are separated into individual sessions (Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Silver etc.) • Enhanced search functionality: browsers can search by a broad variety of key words • Export search results as pdf: users can get their search results as a pdf document making it easier to print or save • Artist index for each sale: an A-Z list of artist names for each sale is now available • Zooming in to images: images of lots now have zoom functionality • Results page: results from previous sales are listed • Export sales results as a pdf: users can get their sales results as a pdf document making it easier to print or save • Jump to lot/session: browsers can go directly to a specific lot or session • Condition reports available on all lots • Free shipment of purchases between Cape Town and Johannesburg offices Online Auctions Worldwide The Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2014 , researched by Art Tactic showed, amongst others: • Seller’s reputation and brand strength is likely to become the single most important component to success in selling art and antiques online. • Transparency, improved logistical processes and trusted due diligence cited as key ingredients for success. • Ease of discovery and search drives interest in buying art online: 75% of the online art buyers surveyed said the primary advantage of buying online was the ability to find art and collectibles that they otherwise would never find in a physical space. 63% said that the convenience of bidding and buying was a key advantage. • High buyer satisfaction levels: 65% of buyers are already extremely or very satisfied with their online buying experience. We believe we meet these criteria and will continue our endeavour to improve our service wherever possible – this accounts for the initial success we have achieved with this platform. Cover: Steven Cohen, Untitled R15 000 - 20 000 Michael Heyns, Drie Sampione R5 000 - 8 000 Douglas Portway, Abstract Composition with Green and Orange R12 000 - 16 000 Florence Zerffi, White Roses R8 000 - 10 000