SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – EBay will soon feature auctions from the likes of Monet, Picasso and other masters through a new partnership with auction house Sotheby’s.

The companies will offer a new live auction feature on eBay Inc.’s Web site and real-time bidding for Sotheby’s auctions that are taking place at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York. The move lets eBay’s 145 million active users have more access to the high-end art and objects that Sotheby’s auctions.

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Financial terms were undisclosed. Sotheby’s Chief Operating Officer Bruno Vinciguerra said the partnership will help makes its sales “available to the broadest possible audience around the world.”

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The companies also said they eventually plan to offer other kinds of sales and live auctions from other Sotheby’s showrooms around the world.

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