Auction Terms & Conditions / Rules

Exhibit & Auction

Original artwork showing for the first time since 1989.

Auction Begins December 1, at 12:00AM PST until December 15.  

Lots will begin closing December 15, at 11:00am PST with lots closing 3 minutes apart.

Any item receiving a bid in the final 2 minutes will automatically be extended 5 minutes and extended an additional 5 minutes if it again receives a bid in the final 2 minutes - this will continue until no more bids are received.

Buyer’s Premium

A 10% Buyers Premium Fee will be added to the final price of any sold item.

Sales Tax

We are required to collect sales tax if you reside in the state of California. 

Winning Bid

Congratulations! If you have won please allow 48 hours for the final invoice to be emailed to you. Once payment is received, the item is yours.

Highest Bids below minimum

All lots have a minimum bid that they will not be sold for less than. These minimums are not listed but the Estimate is a good indication of what the minimum bid will be. If the winning bid is below the asking price minimum for the lot, the winning bidder will be emailed and offered to increase the bid to reach the minimum bid. If the winning bidder declines or cannot be contacted within 48 hours, the second-place bidder will be contacted and offered to increase the bid to reach the minimum. If both bidders decline then the lot sale is voided.

Shipping / Pickup

Buyer is responsible for pick-up or shipping. Circus of Books does not provide shipping for any artwork in this Auction.

Pickup details will be included on the final paid invoice.

All lots will only be released to the registered bidder (Gov issued ID required) or authorized agent.

Pickup Dates: By appointment only - Decemner 17, 18 and 19th.

There are numerous shipping companies in the area that provide pickup, packing and shipping. If the winning bidder is not picking up the items, please advise us by filling out the following form. AUTHORIZATION FORM.

All lots not picked up by the 20th will be considered abandoned - no refunds for any reason.

All lots must be paid in full within 96 hours of receiving the invoice.

If the item is not paid during this time, the sale is void.


No exceptions

If you would like to receive a condition report on any item please


All requests must be received prior to December 13, 2023

Fine Print 

This website and the individual pieces of art and copyright materials related rights are protected by the Federal Copyright Act of 1976 and the Federal Visual Rights Act of 1990. Purchase of a copyright artwork does not transfer the copyright. The copyright to produce the works in copies, to produce derivative work based on the copyrighted image, and distribute copies is retained by the Artist. Any transfer of this copyright must be in writing expressly identifying what rights are being sold and for what purpose by the Artist or the lawful copyright owner.

Works of art cannot be modified without the permission of the artist. Works cannot be distributed, mutilated or modified in any way that would prejudice the reputation of the Artist.

 Copyright notice

1.1 Copyright © CIRCUS OF BOOKS or artist such as Tom of Finland c Tom of Finland Foundation

1.2 Subject to the express provisions of this notice:

(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and

(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.  This includes but is not limited to works posted social media accounts e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all other forms of media under the Ken Orton Gallery Brand.

Copyright license

2.1 You may:

(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b) You may download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c) print pages from our website; and

(d) stream audio and video files from our website

subject to the other provisions of this notice.

2.2 Except as expressly permitted by the other provisions of this notice, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

2.3 You may only use our website for your own personal purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.

2.4 Except as expressly permitted by this notice, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

2.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c) show any material from our website in public;

(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or

(e) redistribute material from our website, save to the extent expressly permitted by this notice.

Acceptable use

3.1 You must not:

(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

(c) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software; or

(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

Report abuse

4.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches this notice, please let us know by email at:

4.2 You can let us know by email at:

Enforcement of copyright

5.1 We take the protection of our copyright very seriously.

5.2 If we discover that you have used our copyright materials in contravention of the license set out in this notice, we may bring legal proceedings against you, seeking monetary damages and/or an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.


6.1 You may request permission to use the copyright materials on our website by writing to us by email or post, using the contact details published on the website.