Catawiki is a curated online platform that makes buying & selling of special, hard to find objects extremely easy & reliable. The renowned art buying and selling platform Catawiki establishes itself as one of the official sponsors of Art Madrid in its 17th edition, also being part of the Art Week in Madrid.

Founded in 2008 with the mission to make special objects more accessible, Catawiki currently offers more than 600 auctions every week, in multiple categories such as collectibles, art, design, jewellery, watches, classic cars, among others.

Catawiki welcomes more than 650,000 visits from art, design and antiques enthusiasts every week. This international audience looks forward to discovering rare interior design pieces, paintings by their favourite artists or new original work by the artists and designers who sell directly with Catawiki.

Buyers | Offering inspiration in art, antiques and design

Catawiki fuels the passion of art, antiques and design lovers around the world, and it is the place to be for people who want to showcase special objects that reflect their personality in their homes. Over 90 experts select 20,000 items per week, ensuring that there are plenty of high-quality items for users to bid on. Catawiki’s experts combine years of experience with huge amounts of historical data on selling prices in a range of categories.

Ranging from contemporary art to vintage furniture, every week Catawiki offers the most coveted pieces. Whether they are interested in an antique Chinese vase, an impressionist artwork or an Eames chair, buyers with Catawiki can rest assured that every object on the platform is truly special.

Sellers | Helping the art world move online

Galleries and artists are increasingly choosing Catawiki as a platform to help transition their business online and reach new audiences. The weekly Direct from the artist auction empowers artists to submit their own work for expert review and it is becoming one of Catawiki’s most popular auctions. Respected artists such as Karl Lagasse, Kev Munday and FAKE have all appeared in the Catawiki auctions.

Reliability is of paramount importance at Catawiki, and the priority is to create a platform that is a safe place for buyers and sellers alike. The Catawiki payment system ensures secure and swift transactions. Payments from buyers are stored in a secure account and will only be released to the seller after the buyer has received their purchase.

Over 90 experts, recruited from the most prestigious art institutions in the world, select more than 20,000 objects in auction every week.

Whether they are interested in an antique Chinese vase, an impressionist artwork, iconic pop art, or an Eames chair, buyers with Catawiki can rest assured that every object on the platform is truly special. Interesting objects up for auction on Catawiki included: artwork by Andy Warhol, Banksy, Picasso, Monet and Man Ray, as well as design furniture by Eames or Sottsass.

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In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.