Contemporary art cache up for bid in Kansas City auction May 1 - live and online

Kansas City, Mo. (April 28, 2014) - Signed, numbered, and other pieces by influential contemporary artists such as: David Hockney, Josef Albers, and Victory Vasarely are featured in Andrew Turner Auctions’ first online offering - as well as live on the auction floor - Thursday evening May 1st, beginning at 7:00 pm CST. The online auction company AuctionZip will host the online bidding component of the event.

“We’re super excited to bring an online auction platform to our bidders and consignors,” said Turner. “We recently uncovered these limited edition prints, from important personalities, and thought it could be a perfect catalyst.”

Turner said the prints were uncovered in the garage of a collector/reseller in the Kansas City metro area.

“We were there to pick up some other items, mainly antiques and primitives. The consignor was simply cleaning out items he had collected over the years, and had decided it was time for all of it to go,” Turner said. “ The items were in a generic cardboard folder - we had no idea what we had until we opened it up at the warehouse and did a bit of research.”

In addition to the contemporary art pieces, the auction company is offering a few WWII relics, glassware, jewelry, and some antique furniture online - 26 items in all. There will be several hundred other lots up for bid live on the floor only.

“It’s our first attempt with this new platform,” said Turner. “But if it's a good fit, we'll offer more items on a weekly basis, as well as feature special collections and single items of interest to the worldwide audience AuctionZip provides.

This isn’t the last of the contemporary art pieces either - we have quite a few more ready to roll,” Turner added, “and a HUGE militaria collection is coming our way.”

Andrew Turner Auctions is located at 1801 Guinotte, Kansas City, Mo. 64120 - in the East Bottoms just east of City Market. Doors open for preview May 1st (and every Thursday evening) at 5:00 pm and the sale begins at 6:00 pm. Wednesday lunchtime preview from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm is also offered. Items up for concurrent online/floor bidding will begin at 7:00 pm. To view items featured in the online auction, receive auction email notification, browse preview pictures and video of other items in the May 1st auction, and for more information about the services Andrew Turner Auctions provides, visit their web site: www.atakc.com, or call 816.960.4664 for details.

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