Whether you are joining us from one of our live salesrooms in Johannesburg or Cape Town, or participating through our online channels from anywhere in the world, bidding in an Aspire auction is easy and effective.


While the thought of an art auction can conjure images of fast-talking auctioneers, adrenaline-fuelled bidding and eleventh-hour drama, it can also feel intimidating to a first-time collector.

In reality, bidding has never been easier or more accessible!


Guidelines for buying art

Create an Account


The user portal is your source for all functions related to bidding, and setting up your personal account is simple.


  1. Go to and click the user icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Complete the ‘Create My Account’ form with your contact information and desired password. 
  3. You will then receive an email to confirm and activate your Aspire account.


If you are an existing client simply fill in the SIGN IN email address and password.

Register & Place Your Bids



Register for any upcoming sale directly from our UPCOMING AUCTIONS page or through an individual sale page.

You will also automatically be registered for a sale when you submit absentee bids through our website.


Submit your maximum absentee bid(s) online through a lot page. You can also place bids on those lots added to your Wishlist directly from your account portal.

Arrange for telephone bidding via our telephone bidding request form (submissions via email must be sent at least 24 hours before the sale to

Before placing your bids, please make sure to review our Buyer’s Commission and Terms & Conditions.

Live Bidding


Return to our website on sale day to bid online in real-time through our complimentary bidding platform, Aspire Live. 
Or join us at our auction rooms located at:


32 Bolton Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg, 2193


37A Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8051

If you have any enquiries about how to buy art in South Africa, please do not hesitate to contact us