OCULA BLACK is an online marketplace for fine art. Online art auctions, private art sales, art valuations and free art appraisals.
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With highly competitive terms for buyers and sellers, transparency and immediacy of results, Ocula Black offers a compelling alternative in the secondary art market in Australasia.
Ocula Black utilises the Ocula platform for online art auctions and sales in Australasia. Special features on Ocula Black offer assurance, convenience and market insights to prospective buyers. These include data of previous comparable sales results, a 3D virtual space to show scale and a responsive bidding engine.
In the Auctions section, artworks in current or forthcoming auctions can be viewed. Bid history is displayed when received and bidders use the Add To My Watchlist tool that automatically notifies when bids are made. There are two outstanding exciting features available:
View in Virtual Gallery
In partnership with Exhibbit we can present individual lots or a whole sale in an online 3D simulation of our viewing space. This gives a scale comparative with shadow figures and is the only 3D viewing feature currently used for online auctions in the world.
Comparable Art Sales
In partnership with Australian Art Sales Digest (AASD) comparative sales data is available for each lot via a direct link with the AASD database. Results are relevant and up to date and in most cases images of sales results are shown too.
Ocula Black offers an efficient and convenient way to buy and sell art to a growing online market with no boundaries.
Ocula Black enables buyers and sellers to access the art market when they choose to, rather than the 3 to 4 month cycle which traditional auction houses operate.
Ocula Black run a auction a day feature which leads to a more dynamic market. Artworks are listed prior to the actual auction, which runs on one day for 12 hours. Here are some of the advantages:
The longer lead-time allows for more bidding entries.
Buyer identity is confidential.
Transaction costs are very low compared to traditional auction houses.
Vendors retain possession of artworks until sold, avoiding unnecessary freight costs.
Artworks can be bid on from a global market, increasing demand and liquidity for sellers.
These advantages are more evident when seen in context. For example traditional auctions are held at fixed times and places that are inconvenient in busy lives of prospective buyers.
Ocula Black charges the successful bidder a Buyer's Premium. This is charged on the 'hammer price' of each lot sold on Ocula Black. The Buyer's Premium is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The rate charged is as follows:
For lots located in New Zealand it is 15% of the 'hammer' price.
For lots located in Australia it is 20% of the 'hammer' price.
The Buyer's Premium is exclusive of G.S.T (Goods and Services Tax) as applied in the relevant country. More information is available in the Auctions section.
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You will have noticed that you have been re-directed from OCULA AUCTIONS to OCULA BLACK, the new
name for our online art auctions website. OCULA BLACK is a premium online marketplace for the
Australia & New Zealand secondary art market. Soon we will include, among other features,
access to leading dealer galleries from across the region who specialise in the resale of
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