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Encore: Ruarc Peffers

Ruarc Peffers is the MD of Aspire Art Auctions. He graduated with a BA (Fine Art) from Michaelis, UCT, after which he started working in the art auction industry under Stephan Welz and Sotheby’s stewardship. Later, Peffers completed an MSc in history, curating and criticism

Strauss and Co Alastair Meredith

Mastering an art auction with Strauss & Co

During the FNB JoburgArtFair 2018, Strauss & Co Senior Art Specialist Dr Alastair Meredith gave an enlightening talk at the Strauss & Co Art Hub at Keyes Art Mile on ‘How an Auction Works’. As we all know, art is not just about aesthetics and

Stephan Welz

An auction house with a rich history

In 1968, Reinhold Cassirer, a German collector, dealer and the husband of Nadine Gordimer, one of South Africa’s most celebrated authors and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, started Sotheby’s South Africa, now known as Stephan Welz & Co., in Braamfontein in central

An unseen and thrilling Preller to go on sale at Strauss & Co

An extraordinary portrait by sought-after painter Alexis Preller depicting Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, will go on sale at Strauss & Co’s auction on 4 June in Johannesburg.      The undated painting, executed in Preller’s signature intaglio style and acquired directly from

The 2018 Cassirer Welz Award winner is announced!

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, in partnership with Strauss & Co and Everard Read, are delighted to announce that the winner for the 2018 Cassirer Welz Award is Richard Specs Ndimande. Since its inception this award has seen the winners launch their careers and really

Editor's Note

Investing in art

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine South African art has been achieving record results at auctions both locally and internationally, while South African performers have gained great success nationally and internationally. Creative Feel decided to have a look at what it means

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