First eBay-Sotheby’s sale brings together both in-person and virtual bidders

The first live auction from a collaboration between Sotheby's and online giant eBay was set for Wednesday, bringing together both in-person and virtual bidders. The auctions will include a collection of photography and a separate sale of prints, paintings, sculpture and other works. "The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby's live auctions anytime, anywhere with the same confidence and access of those bidding in person in the New York salesroom," the companies said in a statement. These auctions will feature high-resolution images, hosted video capabilities, live streaming audio and video, and a "museum view" which simulates experience of walking through a museum or gallery. "Participants -- regardless of their location -- see the exact same item and current real-time bidding online and experience real-time bidding sensitive to the millisecond, allowing

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