Online Auction of South African and International Art
Monday Feb 25 - Monday Mar 4
89 Central Street, Houghton
Online auctions are increasing in popularity across the world and in South Africa Strauss & Co are the leaders in the field. At a typical Strauss Online auction you'll find a broad array of paintings, works on paper, prints, decorative arts, jewellery and even books. These online auctions are a brilliant opportunity for new art collectors to build a collection, with estimates that start from as little as R1,500 stretching up to the tens of thousands.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FEBRUARY 2019 STRAUSS & CO ONLINE AUCTION
Following hot on the heels of Strauss & Co's landmark contemporary art sale in Cape Town on Saturday February 16 which set numerous world record prices for South African artists, the online sale also places an emphasis on contemporary art with a rare, early Robert Hodgins lithograph, Three Chandeliers, on sale, as well as works by other major contemporary names like Judith Mason, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sipho Ndlovu (known for his intriguing seemingly three-dimensional canvases) and Strydom van der Merwe.
The February online auction also places an emphasis on highlighting works by international artists whose works are not often found on sale in the South African secondary market such as the early modernist painter Charles Gassner, surrealist portrait painter Eris Silke and world-famous Israeli painter and sculptor David Gerstein. There are also some superb works by relatively unknown South African artists to bid for, a particularly worthwhile investment as many of these artists, such as poet and painter Wopko Jensma and abstract impressionist Wilfred Delporte, are only now finally gaining more widespread recognition by art admirers and collectors having previously been marginalised during the apartheid era.
HOW TO REGISTER AND BID IN THE ONLINE AUCTION
You can register to join the bidding directly online as soon as the auction opens. Once registered, sign in and click on your chosen lots to submit your bid. You'll receive an email or sms every time you have been outbid on a lot. You can also submit a 'commission bid' which is a maximum that you would like the online system to continue bidding up to on a lot on your behalf. Once the auction closes you'll receive an email detailing your winning bids, payment options and details on how to collect the work or arrange for it to be delivered. By registering on the site you also to get to favourite and compare works and there's time to read up on your chosen artists before entering your bid.