The Marlin Art Guarantee: Profits.
Marlin Art agrees, in a written contract, to pay your organization a specified cash amount OR a substantial percentage of the total gross, whichever is greater by auctions end.
The Marlin Method
We design a custom program for each organization's particular taste and requirements. Taking into consideration the interests and financial profile of each group, we offer art with opening bids from $55 to $10,000, with an average in the $75 to $450 range. Opening bid prices are one-half to one-third of gallery prices on most items.
Marlin provides substantial pre-auction services such as our special promotion package that includes handsome invitations, exciting posters, press releases, and advertisting copy. We also supply a full range of auction services including catalogues with bidding numbers, receipts, and hardware to hang the art.
The Marlin Firm
Marlin Art is a family firm that has specialized in art auctions for nearly 40 years. Marlin's nation-wide client base ranges from small to large, non-profit and private sector organizations. Many clients have been with us for over two decades.
The Marlin Team
A cadre of specialists and professionals brings you the best quality of art and service. A personal consultant is assigned to each client. Your consultant works with you to develop a strategy that will be most effective for your auction. Your consultant is with you every step of the way, attending to every detail from program design to scheduling and on-site set up.
Marlin's art auctioneers are skilled at creating a friendly, warm atmosphere. They bring a genuine commitment to clients and make every auction entertaining, educational, and exciting.
Rounding out the team are our custom framers and designers, shipping specialists, art coordinators, quality control specialists, and own special buyers who travel the world to scout new artists.
And, behind every team there is a Marlin family member ensuring you the highest quality of art and service.
The Marlin Art Collection
Few art companies can match our extensive collection. We feature signed lithographs, serigraphs, sculptures, sports memorabilia, etchings, animation art, giclees, and orginals in every medium, size, and style. All art is guaranteed for its authenticity.
Our collections include an exciting mix of masters such as Neiman, Borelli, Delacroix, Agam, Fazzino, Tarkay, Boulanger, Wooster-Scott, Rockwell, and Lui. Established artists, along with undiscovered artists and important art publishers, allow Marlin Art to offer exciting art at the most reasonable prices.
Marlin Auction Groups
Marlin Art holds auctions that range in size and location from small, intimate groups to large social events. Our auctions have helped raise funds for organizations that range from small non-profit and religious groups to large, prestigious hospitals and private sector enterprises. From basements to ballrooms, the Marlin team can help you and your organization realize substantial profits in fundraising.
Partners in Success
Success is always the result of partnership. Your auction event with Marlin is no exception. No one knows your organization as well as you do, therefore we will rely upon your best efforts in this venture. Our clients are responsible for securing appropriate facilities for the auction, and providing refreshments and inviting guests. The key to successful event is pre-selling the tickets we provide. The more closely we work together, the more successful your auction will be.
The Marlin Mission Statement
Marlin Art is dedicated to improving the communities we serve by providing an outstanding auction experience socially, financially, and culturally. We guarantee profit and quality to every organization in writing.