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Strauss & Co shatters R100-million barrier

Record-breaking sale total World record for Alexis Preller 93% value sell-through rate A packed salesroom punctuated by enthusiastic applause acknowledged the fierce rivalry among collectors for top paintings, unseen in decades, at Strauss & Co‘s red-letter autumn sale. The sale culminated in a record-breaking tally

Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden

South Africa’s new art destination

When Norval Foundation opened in Steenberg, Cape Town on 28 April 2018, art and culture enthusiasts and the public alike gained access to a new space dedicated to showcasing art exhibitions with global appeal, in an environment that also fosters an appreciation for nature. Adjacent

Investing in art Aspire Art Auctions

The New Collectors: Investing in art and heritage

Every month, the MD of Aspire Art Auctions, Ruarc Peffers, contributes a column on the business of collecting and investing in art. So you’ve made it. You’ve hustled, and worked, and networked, and worked some more, and now you’re thinking: ‘I haven’t made it to the very

David Goldblatt

A tribute to David Goldblatt

An exhibition of David Goldblatt’s personal selection of photographers opens in Johannesburg.      David Goldblatt, South Africa’s iconic documentary photographer has devoted his photography career to observe and document his country for over 60 years.      Globally known, respected and acclaimed for his

Reflections

Reflections

  Four photographers, Alexia Webster, Jabulani Dhlamini, Pierre Crocquet de Rosemond and Mauro Vombe, all chosen by David Goldblatt, will exhibit their work at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery of the Alliance Française. The exhibition, which is a reflection of David Goldblatt’s socially engaged work, opens

Absa Gallery

Absa Gallery hosts August House group exhibition

As part of the Absa Gallery’s ongoing commitment to supporting young African visual artists and assist them in positively growing their careers, the Absa Gallery will host the exhibition, Talking to Deaf Ears, in February 2018. The 43 artists participating in the exhibition are all

Strauss & Co

Strauss & Co’s bumper year ends on a resounding high note

Strauss & Co’s fourth and final live auction of 2017 ended on a high note in Johannesburg, with combined sales totalling R76 million. The exceptional result, achieved on a solid 84.32% value sell-through rate, helped push the company’s annual turnover into record territory. Combined sales

Strauss & Co

Kumalo’s lost Madala comes to market

Sydney Kumalo was in his early 30s when he began work on his Madala series, highly collectable bronzes depicting old men and cast in small editions by dealer Egon Guenther. A very rare example from this series, Madala VI (estimate R700 000 – 900 000),

L'Atelier

The 2017 Absa L’Atelier: A bright future for African art

The Absa L’Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious and revered art competitions. Each year, it provides young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad and further develop their careers and personal brands. With the winners of this

L'Atelier

Lonely Nights, Temporary Feelings and Note Making

Banele Khoza, a fine artist based in Pretoria, has been awarded the 2017 Gerard Sekoto Award from the Absa L’Atelier for his series of digital drawings Note Making. Banele Khoza was born in Swaziland and moved to South Africa in 2008. He initially started studying

FNB JoburgArtFair

Looking Both Ways

Can a single work summarise a moment? Probably not, but among the many works for sale at the inaugural FNB JoburgArtFair, in March 2008, an ink drawing by Cape Town painter Georgina Gratrix remains memorable. Hung pell-mell with other snarky text pieces outside WHATIFTHEWORLD’s booth,

Editor's Note

Women in the Arts

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine South African women are celebrated during August and without even trying to publish a ‘women’ issue, Creative Feel did just that; celebrating the women in the arts because they are here, they are making things happen

Natalie Moore

Sandman

Following three months at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as part of her 2015 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, Natalie Moore will be exhibiting Sandman at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg from 13 August to 1 September 2017. Creative Feel: What did it mean to

Standard Bank

Standard Bank’s New Acquisitions

New Acquisitions: Standard Bank Corporate Collection is currently on at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, and runs until 14 December 2017. The exhibition includes works par excellence by some of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists. The Standard Bank Corporate Collection boasts some impressive numbers: it

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