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Starting a Contemporary Design Collection? Check Out This New Online Auction Series

An online auction launched this week by Sothebys features only 23 pieces, culled from the collection of a Colorado gallery called Maker + Place, but it represents something bigger — the start of a new series of no-buyer’s-reserve, online-only design sales that the art-auction giant plans to repeat regularly with different curators and assortments. Because the auctions will focus solely on contemporary pieces, with diverse price points and a super-straightforward bidding process, they’re perfect for anyone starting a collection, and the Maker + Place sale is no exception; you can bid on a 3-D printed terra cotta vase by an up-and-coming French studio for $250, or two killer sets of Giselle Hicks vases that are currently sitting at under $1,000, or even a vase by Marcin Rusak — who just had a big solo show in New York — with estimates as high as $18k. Check out a small sample of our favorite lots below, then click here to place a bid!Sothebys_Opener2

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