Shen Wei Dance Arts
Absentee Bidder Registration

Step 1.

Please fill out the absentee bid form. Download the form (as a .pdf file).

Step 2.

Submit your completed absentee bid form and email, fax or phone it in
no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Email: Jeremy,
  • Fax: 212-962-1313
  • Phone at 212-962-1113 by 2pm on October 4, 2016.


Step 3.

Send a substitute bidder to the event to bid in your place.
(To purchase tickets to our Neither Celebration contact Diane Rosenblatt
at 212-962-1113 or
Please send the name of your authorized bidder to no later than 5:00 pm
on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. 

Yan Shanchun
"West Lake Nanping #04" (2002)

The Fine Print
Absentee bids may be submitted by mail, phone, email, or fax until 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Bids are accepted for silent auction and live auction items. Bids will be executed for you by our absentee bid team at the lowest price permitted by other bids or reserves and in an amount up to but not exceeding the specified amounts. In the event of identical absentee bids, the bid received first will take precedence. Successful bidders will be contacted on Monday, October 10, 2016 and invoiced for the purchase price and the cost of shipping. Your purchase price will be the amount of your successful bid.

Absentee bidders must provide a credit card in order to submit their bid. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are accepted. Your card will not be charged if you are not the successful bidder.

Please read the conditions of sale below

Conditions of Sale
Regarding both the live and silent auctions, Shen Wei Dance Arts assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity, quality, or value of the items. Estimates of values and descriptions have been made based on information provided by artists. Everything is sold "as is" and is subject to the conditions and restrictions stipulated in the catalog.

Silent auction bid increments are predetermined including a minimum and a “close-out” bid (buy-it-now option). Live auction bid increments are set by the auctioneer. The highest bidder for any item shall be the purchaser. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer shall have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to reoffer or resell the article in question. Designation of your bid as the winning bid is a legal contract to purchase the item.

Shen Wei Dance Arts will make every effort to execute absentee bids as submitted; however, Shen Wei Dance Arts cannot be responsible for any inadvertent error or failure to execute a bid.

All items have been donated to Shen Wei Dance Arts, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Successful bidders are purchasers of items of value. As such, the bids are not tax-deductible except in the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the item's fair market value. The amount, if any, that the purchase price exceeds the item's fair market value appears on your invoice. Please keep the invoice for your records and consult with your tax advisor for details.

Shen Wei Dance Arts staff will contact you following the auction to confirm shipping arrangements and will notify you of the actual shipping cost that will be charged to your card. Where possible and size of the art work permits, we will personally deliver the art work to you. There is a $25 charge for deliveries within Manhattan for average-sized works. Larger art works or works that are especially fragile, will be shipped via UPS Ground, FedEx, or US Mail and will be insured for the purchase price. Please allow three to six weeks for packing and delivery. Crated items may require additional time for packing and delivery. If you wish your work to be delivered by a professional art handler additional charges will be incurred. The cost of this service will be paid by the purchaser.

 Shipping is not available for some items due to fragility, size, or weight. These articles may incur higher shipping costs due to high insurance values or oversize packaging requirements. Items that will need to be crated may require crating and freight delivery; please note that the minimum cost of a crate is $150 plus the cost of freight delivery service. If you wish your work to be delivered by a professional art handler additional charges will be incurred. The cost of this service will be paid by the purchaser. Shipping charges will include the carrier costs, insurance, packing materials, and a $25 handling fee for each item shipped