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Conditions of Sale
ARTMARK GUARANTEES TO THE BUYER THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE ART ITEM SOLD DURING THE AUCTION, for which it issues a sale certificate, the accompanying document imposed to all cultural operators by the Government Decision no. 1420/2003 for the approval of the Norms regarding the trade of movable cultural goods, to which it adds a special clause which states Artmark's guarantee with respect to the authenticity of the adjudicated lot, specifying the name of the Artmark's internal or external expert, which has authenticated the lot.
The buyer may contest the authenticity of the art item by a written motivated contestation, accompanied by a written opinion issued by an art expert authorized in accordance with the Romanian laws, generally recognized by the professional community for his competence with respect to the artwork of the artist whose paternity is under question mark and enjoying a generally accepted good reputation. Artmark has the right to commit, within three months after receiving the contestation, a counter-expertise produced by an expert enjoying the same level of competence and reputation. To avoid any attempt of fraud, Artmark marks all the delivered lots with an element of security (a stamp with an alphanumeric code, which cannot be reproduced and is self-destructive if one tries to disengage it), a second copy of the stamp acting as evidence.
All lots of the auction are sold as they are at the moment of their adjudication. Please contact Artmark at [email protected] prior to the bidding for any questions or concerns.
Any condition statement is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact.
There are no export taxes.
VAT applies to premium amount only and it is included in the premium.
From time to time, in accordance with local or UE law, export license may be needed. If the buyer wishes to export the purchased lot (if not restricted by law - as are lots marked with symbol "F" or "T" - or by the seller's condition as per art. 24), the buyer may contract, in order to obtain the export license, the agency of Artmark. The fee for this service is Euro 150+VAT, save for eventual other taxes or costs asked by the issuer of the export license.
Artmark informs the buyers, residents of a state which is not member of the customs territory of the European Union, that the transfer (definitive import) to their states of residence, according to the law governing in each particular case, may be subject to import duties (custom duties, VAT and/or excise duties etc.), in accordance with the cases provided by the laws and if the buyer does not obtain an exception from these duties.
Your bid is a contract.
Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact the seller to resolve any questions before bidding.
Take-over and transportation of the lot is under the buyer's risk. It is the buyer's duty to take-over and collect the lot within two weeks from the reception of payment by Artmark, from the Bucharest headquarters of Artmark.
Within Romania, Artmark provides nationwide transportation of the lot free of charge when: a) at least one of the adjudicated lots has a size that makes it undeliverable by car or b) the value of the adjudicated lots exceeds EUR 25,000.
Outside Romania, we provide in-house packing for small and medium lots, and we may arrange, at buyer's cost, DHL or TNT shipping service. Buyers may use their own shipping service providers.
For any other related service, buyers may contact us at [email protected]