Metropolitan Dog Club Presents Lecture Featuring Auction Industry Expert: A Guide to Buying Dog Art at Auction

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New York City's posh Metropolitan Dog Club kicks off the new year with unique lecture about buying dog art at auction. Alan Fausel, Vice President and Director of Fine Art at Bonhams will discuss auction basics and how to become a savvy art buyer.

Metropolitan Dog Club ( brings in the new year with yet another unique and lively event. This time, on January 14th, the Metro hosts a lecture called "A Guide to Buying Dog Art at Auction" featuring Alan Fausel, Vice President and Director of Fine Art Bonhams, the venue where the event takes place.

There's much in store for both dog enthusiasts and art collectors. The lecture covers two main facets of art auctions: 1) Nuts and Bolts of an Auction; 2) Becoming a Savvy Auction Buyer.

Part 1:
Attending an auction preview
Reading an auction catalogue
How to participate in an auction in this multi-media world
Understanding the auctioneer
Registering for an auction
Financial exchange between buyer and seller

Part 2:
The condition of prints, paintings and sculpture - what to look for
Effective questions to ask the department specialist
Soliciting outside opinions and assistance
Highlights of Bonhams Feburary 10th Dog Sale

Although furry friends are not invited, their owners will come away with a very educated understanding of how, when, and from whom to buy dog art at auctions. Admission is $25 for club members and $30 for non- member guests. Business attire is required. To RSVP or for more information, email: events (at) metropolitandogclub (dot) com or call (212) 465-3184.

The Metropolitan Dog Club ( was founded by Charlotte Reed, Jane St. Lifer, Dr. Joel Gavriele-Gold, Fran Prince and Patrcia Enright in the summer of July 2007. As pure-bred dog enthusiasts, this group wanted to create a social club that addressed the current needs of all dog owners but also provided a benefit to the community in which they lived. The purpose of the Metropolitan Dog Club is to provide a social, educational and community service platform for pure bred dog enthusiasts. The club interests include and are not limited to showmanship; animal health, welfare and legislation; responsible dog breeding; the human-canine bond; current pet trends; and related cultural events.

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