How to buy

All lots for auction as well as the works in the gallery can be viewed on this website.
All works can be seen during the viewing days before the auction or continuously at the gallery.
On these occasions you can verify the condition and nature of the lots of your interest.



If you can not attend on the viewing days please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or condition reports.
For this you can use myDeVuyst which is a helpful tool that allows you to select works and make bids at auctions.

If you are looking for works by certain artists please do not hesitate to contact us at or by telephone +32 (0) 9 348 54 40.

The works on display in the gallery are offered for private sale.


If you have selected a work of your interest you can register for bidding in 3 different ways:
If this is your first time at De Vuyst a copy of your passport and bank references are required.

1 in person during the viewing days or on the auction day
2 by e-mail or by fax
3 online registration through myDeVuyst





There are various ways to buy on auction
1. A bid in the auction room
If you are able to attend the auction you are required to register with your passport and bank references to obtain a bidding paddle
2. An absentee bid
If you are unable to attend the auction or unable to bid by telephone you can make absentee bids through our forms. You need to fill in your maximum bid (hammer price) taking in mind the buyer’s premium and author’s right if applicable. We will handle your bid as if you were attending the auction. This means that the actual hammer price can be lower than you maximum offer. Consequently lots will be bought for you at the lowest possible price in so far allowed by other bids and reserves.
Alternative bids can be made by writing “Or” between each lot number.
Absentee bids, when made by telephone, must be confirmed by e-mail, by fax or in writing.
We recommend using the printable bid form and sending it as soon as possible before the auction.
When making a bid the conditions of sale are accepted. Absentee bids and telephone bids can not be annulled and need to reach 24 hours before the auction us at the latest.
3. A telephone bid
You can register for telephone bidding. We will then call you several lots in advance on a telephone number of your choice during the auction.
You will be guided during the telephone bidding by a staff member of the auction house.

For absentee bids as well as for telephone bidding you can use the online bid form or myDeVuyst.