Strauss & Co is delighted to announce its participation in the form of an Art Hub at the Trumpet Building, located on the Keyes Art Mile in Johannesburg, to coincide with the FNB JoburgArtFair (6 – 9 September 2018).
This partnership, which is spearheaded by the Keyes Art Mile and coordinated by respected curator Lucy McGarry, includes an extensive education and hospitality programme.
Visitors to the Hub will be able to view a selection of works consigned for Strauss & Co’s upcoming sales in October (Cape Town) and November (Johannesburg). The exhibition will also include highlights from the company’s second standalone Contemporary Art Auction, scheduled to take place in February 2019 in Cape Town. Strauss & Co specialists, Alastair Meredith and Wilhelm van Rensburg, are scheduled to present talks at the Strauss Art Hub in the Trumpet Building (21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank).
Dr Meredith, who recently completed his doctoral project on painter Jan Juta, will provide a unique insight into the world of auctions, focusing on the intricacies of consigning, selling and buying on the secondary market. Van Rensburg, a seasoned curator and academic, will discuss his upcoming retrospective exhibition on Christo Coetzee, due to be held at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, in October.
‘This partnership, and our participation in the Strauss Art Hub, form part of our company’s commitment to the growth of the contemporary art market, education and developing new collectors,’ says Susie Goodman, executive director, Johannesburg. Strauss & Co is South Africa’s leading auction house and the global leader in the market for South African art. www.straussart.co.za