I feel privileged to be involved in the sale of beautiful works as an auctioneer.
For Michiel Vliegenthart, a visit to a museum was like a visit to a theme park. His parents were avid art lovers, so this became an important part of his upbringing. With a passion for art being part of his DNA, he chose to work at a local auction house as a student. He soon became an expert in paintings, watercolours and drawings from the 19th and 20th century. After working in France for a few years, he worked at Sotheby's auction house in Amsterdam. With all these years of experience, Michiel Vliegenthart started working for an art museum, where he focused on the professionalisation of the museum as the museum's deputy director.
Overall, Michiel Vliegenthart has built an impressive CV which makes him an especially apt auctioneer at Catawiki. His experience has taught him to recognise beauty beyond his own tastes and preferences, which enables him to include a varied collection of paintings in his auctions. Michiel Vliegenthart enjoys sharing his passion with buyers and sellers and underlines the importance of personal interactions, which is greatly appreciated. By doing so, he strives to create auctions that he can be proud of each week and he is as excited as the buyers are when the auction is about to close.
1. Seller registration
Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of €75.
2. Submit items
Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our experts, they are scheduled for auction.
3. The thrill of auction
Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!
4. Make money safely
You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.