Trade Up – Art Options Auction

A.R.T. Poker is played within a tournament structure where the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed players receive a set number of artworks each.  Whilst they are allocated a particular number of works, they cannot choose which works they win unless they buy A.R.T. options.  These guarantee players particular works in the event they are 1st/2nd or 3rd placed.  A.R.T. options are auctioned before the poker game and If an artist sells an option on their work they start the game with the advantage of more chips.  Conversely a purchaser of options starts the game with less chips.  Players may sell each other options as the game progresses depending on their circumstances.  The sale of options and fluctuations of pricing are indicative of how players value each other’s work.