The Baer Faxt Auction Database

A new essential resource for the art market

An unmatched trove of information that will enable the art industry to transact with unprecedented efficiency by revealing, in a simple-to-use search engine, who has historically bought or sought specific high-value artworks.

"It’s not enough for you in the business to know what a work of art sold for at auction. What’s more important is who bought it—or, perhaps even more valuably if you’re the one looking to sell, the data of who tried to buy it and didn’t get it."

- Josh Baer

The Baer Faxt Art Auction Database Screenshot

25 Years' Worth of Auction Data

The Baer Faxt Auction Database’s sleek, simple interface features six pieces of information per result: artist name; artwork title; sale date; lot number (coded with the initials of the auction house); hammer price; buyer identity; and/or underbidder identity.

Used by art world professionals, The Baer Faxt Auction Database enables those who may have a comparable work they wish to buy or sell find interested parties, gather comparable prices, and locate collectors. It is also valuable to institutional curators, exhibition organizers, and other individuals seeking to research who has a specific artwork, or the historical stakeholders in a particular artist’s market.

“If only we had The Baer Faxt Auction Database when I was CEO at Sotheby's. The efficiency of capturing real leads to potential sales will be a game-changing tool in the business”


Art Collector

“The Baer Faxt Auction Database is a groundbreaking resource for anyone looking to buy or sell high-value artworks—an unprecedentedly convenient compilation of not only the public results, but also all the behind-the-scenes information that Josh was able to aggregate through his relationships and experiences.”


Senior Director at Matthew Marks Gallery

“The Baer Faxt Auction Database is a much needed and useful tool for understanding auction dynamics. It takes at least two bidders to run a successful auction, and knowing who they are is key to understanding an artist’s market.”


Art Collector and Art Dealer
The Baer Faxt Auction Database leverages over two decades of Josh Baer’s trusted onsite reporting at major seasonal sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips. Through 25 years of attending auctions (with 20 evening sales per year and 10 to 15-day sales), Josh Baer has gradually collected thousands of bits of information of who bought or underbid on specific artworks.