Auction, Season 7
Discover a world of bidding frenzies, art masterpieces, and big money art investments as we venture into the great art sale houses of the world in this divulging documentary series.
Auction makes for some easy watching as viewers are given an insider’s look into auction houses in London, Paris, Geneva, and New York. This series highlights rare works of art, dazzling jewelry, vintage automobiles, sculpture, furniture, and many other impressive collectibles that all sell in auction for a staggering sum.
For instance, episode 1 highlights a gorgeous oil painting by English landscape painter John Constable. This painting had not been seen publicly for 150 years and sells for a fortune—only to disappear once more into a private collection. Later in the series, the best of Scandinavian-designed furniture appears on the auction block as comfortable and functional pieces of art. A stylish upright piano on which the band ABBA composed some of its greatest hits makes an appearance in episode 3, as well as a dazzling early 20th-century sapphire necklace by Bulgari. There seems to be no end to the unique and valuable treasures that Auction is able to capture on film.
Lessons in fine art and design are easily had in this series as Auction is loaded with educational value and historical context. Filmmakers are sure to include the interesting stories behind the items being auctioned and why the items are desirable. Along with the backstory, viewers get to experience the excitement of watching collectors bid large amounts of money to purchase these rare masterpieces. Dove awards the Auction series with approval for All Ages.