The much anticipated Grande December Auction presents a stunning collection of both historic and contemporary fine art including works by William Kentridge, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall among other household names. There's also a interesting selection of highly collectable South African art included in the Grande December Auction with a particularly exciting highlight being a collection of recently rediscovered lithographs by Walter Battiss.
Alongside the fine art, Russell Kaplan's auctions are also highly regarded for their remarkable period furniture, including iconic pieces by 20th Century designers, as well as unusual antiques and decorative items and a gorgeous selection of vintage jewellery.
Pre-auction viewingAll items from the Grande December Sale go on show to the public at the Russell Kaplan showroom in Randburg from Dec 5 to 7 ahead of the live auction on Sat Dec 8. Visiting the pre-auction display at the Russell Kaplan showroom is akin to exploring Aladdin's Cave with beautiful paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative items like period lamps and light fittings artfully arranged together to make use of every possible available space.
Those who like hunting for treasures or collecting unusual bric-a-brac should also make sure to check out Russell Kaplan's Household Goods Sale held at 11:00 on Thu Dec 6 where there's the biggest array of furniture, ceramics, glassware, light fittings and other home décor up for grabs.
The pre-auction preview is open Wed Dec 5 09:30–19:00, drinks reception from 16:30, Thu Dec 6 09:30–16:30, Fri Dec 7 09:30–16:30. The live auction takes place on Sat Dec 8: Small items and jewellery from 09:30, fine art from 13:00, furniture, carpets and lights from 15:00.
View the full catalogue of arts, antiques and collectables included in the sale online here.