Paddle8 Launches Auction Site for Extraordinary Experiences –

gavel and grand Paddle8 Launches Auction Site for Extraordinary Experiences   artmarketblog.comOnline art auction house Paddle8 has further expanded its charitable focus with the launch of a new online philanthropic auction site for extraordinary and unique experiences, Gavel&Grand.

Gavel&Grand will partner with charities around the world to present benefit auctions online, providing access to providing access to amazing experiences and luxury items while at the same tie promoting worthy causes.

“In the two years since launching Paddle8, we have learned that our ever-curious collectors are hunting not only for astounding works and objects, but also for unique experiences,” say Alexander Gilkes and Aditya Julka, co-founders of Paddle8

“We are delighted to be hosting the Aspen Art Museum’s Freestyle auction this December, offering everything from a stay at a private chalet to membership at The Caribou Club.”

The sorts of experiences that will be offered by Gavel&Grand include one-on-one meetings with CEO’s and celebrities to exotic travel getaways and tickets to exclusive events.

Gavel&Grand’s first auction, benefiting Aspen Art Museum’s critically acclaimed contemporary art programming, includes some fantastic works of art, great fashion accessories, as well as vineyard tour and spa treatment.

Check out the other great auctions on the Gavel&Grand website here.

Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog ( which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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  • Gina Diaz

    It is really great that art can be used for the purpose of charity. Keep up the wonderful work.

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