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The development of value in the SA art market

Many who are tempted to begin collecting art, or who are expanding existing collections, want to know how to ’read’ the art market. When they invest money in an art collection, the key question often is: will my art appreciate in value over time? The


The Contemporary and the Millennial

The market for contemporary art globally is growing. The traditional strength of the art market in South Africa has been in historic and modern painting and sculpture, roughly from the late 19th century through the first half of the 20th century.      Established markets


Aspire Art Auctions Breaks Records in Latest Sale

Aspire Art Auctions’ latest Johannesburg sale on 12 November 2017, blew several auction records out of the water. The sale took place in Aspire’s spectacularly successful new venue in the tranquil surrounds of the Illovo campus of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. The sale

Aspire Art Auctions

Important works on Aspire’s Spring 17 auction

Sunday November 12 sees Aspire Art Auctions host its latest sale in Johannesburg, featuring a range of impeccably selected and important historic, modern and contemporary works. A full programme of walkabouts, film screenings, panel discussions and social events forms the build-up to what promises to


Astounding Art at Aspire’s Auction

Aspire Art Auctions’ upcoming July sale at The Park on 7, Hyde Park Corner, offers a selection of some of the best works produced by local and international artists available on the local market. Amongst the stellar international artists, appearing for the first time locally,


Stimulating the Art Market with Choice Art

Aspire Art Auctions’ Inaugural Cape Town sale on 27 March 2017 at the Avenue, V&A Waterfront attracted widespread interest. Emma Bedford, Senior Art Specialist and head of Aspire’s Cape Town office, noted: ‘We have achieved several ground-breaking records with historical and contemporary works, proving that

Strauss & Co

Strauss & Co Sets New SA Record for Single-Auction Turnover

The big three – Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser and J.H. Pierneef – were central pillars of Strauss & Co’s monumental late-summer auction in Cape Town, which generated a record turnover of R70.6 million. The superb result, achieved on a solid 84% sell-through rate, surpassed the

South African Art at Bonhams

South African Art at Bonhams

The next South African Art Sale at Bonhams takes place 16 March in London The auction follows the staggering £842 500 (currently ZAR 20 million) achieved by Bonhams with the sale of Irma Stern’s Arab in Black, the picture that was once used to help

Considering Pierneef

J.H. Pierneef: A Space for Landscape comes to the Standard Bank
Gallery in July, Creative Feel spoke to the show’s curator,
Wilhelm van Rensburg about the famed artist.

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