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Works by top SA artists up for auction

Feb 8, 2018 | Featured, Luxury Trends

Works by prominent South African artists including William Kentridge and Penny Siopsis will be up for sale in Cape Town on February 17.Works by prominent South African artists including William Kentridge and Penny Siopsis will be up for sale in Cape Town on February 17.

The 71-lot sale, which focuses on works by South African, African and diaspora artists, will coincide with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair from February 16-18. It is the first dedicated contemporary art sale by auctioneers Strauss & Co.
The venue for the sale is a former warehouse overlooking Duncan Docks, a five-minute walk from the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District and the Zeitz Mocaa.

Highlights include: 

• A charcoal and pastel drawing by William Kentridge from his film Felix in Exile (1994); estimates R2m-R2.5m.
• An early Cake (1983) painting by Penny Siopsis; estimates R600,000-R800,000.
• Joachim Schönfeldt’s portfolio of 27 painted and embossed works on paper, The Model Men (2000-12); estimates R800,000-R1.2m.• A pyramid sculpture, Third World Disorder (2010), by Kendell Geers; estimates R600,000-R800,000.
• Drunk in the docks, by Robert Hodgins; estimates R800,000-R1.2m. 

The sale also includes works by noted contemporary painters Lisa Brice, Kate Gottgens, Georgina Gratrix, Helen Sebidi and Jessica Webster, as well as striking early works by Zander Blom and Ayanda Mabulu. Recognising the emergence of photography since 1990, works by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, Kudzanai Chiurai, Abrie Fourie, Cyrus Kabiru, David Goldblatt, Mohau Modisakeng, Tracey Rose, Mikhael Subotzky and Guy Tillim  are on offer. 

“The launch of our first contemporary art auction during the Cape Town Art Fair heralds an exciting new direction for Strauss & Co and should, in time, further enhance our relevance and sustainability,” said Strauss & Co chairperson, Frank Kilbourn.

Auction details: Contemporary art auction: Saturday February 17 2018 at 6.00pm
Venue: Block B, Cape Town Cruise Terminal, Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront.

Preview: February 15, 10am to 5pm; 16-17 February, 10am to 6pm.Walkabouts: February 15, 11am; February 17 at 12.30pm.

Inquiries and catalogues: +27 (0) 21 683 6560 Mobile +27 (0) 78 044 8185   Fax: +27 (0) 21 683 6085
Illustrated catalogue: R220.00

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