Art Ruche presents the first online auction of artworks

The Art Ruche gallery-café at 6 quai Layrle in Pointe-à-Pitre - Photo: Art Ruche

For the first time, from June 11 to 21, 2020, art lovers will be able to take part in an online auction of contemporary works of art belonging to Guadeloupean private collectors.

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The global Covid-19 epidemic and all the health constraints it suddenly imposes on everyone’s life has led to an acceleration of the digital age. Art exhibitions on the Internet have flourished in all countries. In Guadeloupe, from April 16 to May 31 this year, people were able to see the exhibition entitled “Le Temps du Confinement” (Time of Lockdown) behind their computers, with their tablets and mobile phones in hand, by logging on to the site This first in the archipelago received a good welcome, so the Frère Independent association, chaired by artist Thierry Alet, decided to launch a new project in the field of visual arts (painting, sculpting etc.) with Michèle Cazanove (gallery owner) and Lyne Kaczmarek (cultural engineer) as specialists.

This time, it will be an auction of works of art belonging to private Guadeloupean collectors which will also take place on the Art Ruche website. And the organizers specify that if the sale of artworks with the possibility of bidding and outbidding is a recognized experience elsewhere, it is new in our territories.

This innovation in the world of art is made on two levels: first sale of artworks on the secondary market and first internet auction of artworks in Guadeloupe.

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Oxygenating the secondary market

“This exhibition is also an opportunity to see works in the interval of life when they move from one owner to another. Just then, they can been seen by the public at large before returning to enrich the privacy of a new home, their new family. The secondary market is for works that have already been acquired at least once. This allows the works to circulate and, above all, the market to oxygenate. For the most part, collectors sell works to buy others. They can thus, both for the buyer and the seller, refine their collection, make their vision of the world and art appear through an adjusted art collection”, explained the organizers.

The auction, which will take place exclusively online, will start on Thursday June 11 at 6:00 pm and will close on Sunday June 21 at 6:00 pm.

The public will be able to discover the works that will be exhibited from June 11 to 21 at the Art Ruche gallery-café at 6 quai Layrle in Pointe-à-Pitre. The opening will take place on the first day of the sale at the same address. If you are a seller or buyer and you wish to participate in this auction, you can still register on the Art Ruche website.