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Stauss & Co online auction of Modern, Post-War, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Wine

Monday Oct 18 - Monday Oct 25       89 Central St, Houghton
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BROWSE THE CATALOGUE AND REGISTER TO BID ONLINE IN THE LATEST STRAUSS & CO ONLINE AUCTION AT straussart.co.za. The auction is open from 08:00 on Mon Oct 18 to 20:00 on Mon Oct 25.

Fine wines, modernist furniture, contemporary ceramics, post-war paintings, sculpture, print artworks, photography, art books and so much more are all under the hammer this week in top South African auction house Strauss & Co's online auction of Modern, Post-War, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Wine.

This exciting online sale presents an enticing and eclectic array of beautiful things to bid for online at a range of price points starting from as little as R3,000 for unusual paintings and prints, stretching up to R350,000 for an exquisite Stanislaw Trzebinski sculpture. The online auction is curated into eight sessions each representing something special for both devoted collectors and everyday art lovers looking to invest in something special.

Here's a look at some of the many lots in the auction that caught our eye. Browse the full collection online here.

October Online Auction highlights

Design & Colour
The first session presents an enticing collection of design classics including furniture, lighting and tableware. Among the many highlights are a pair of Rennie Mackintosh inspired chairs, Art Nouveau Rene Lalique glassware, gorgeous Art Deco lamps and statement designer dinner services by Roberto Cavalli and Versace.
A Rosenthal Versace red, gilt and black 'Medusa' pattern dinner service designed by Paul Wunderlich, 20th century. Estimate from R20,000

Staff picks
For every online auction the Strauss & Co team of art consultants curate a session filled with their own favourites from the latest collection. Among the staff picks featured at this week's auction are distinctive prints by Walter Battiss and Robert Hodgins, delicate wooden sculptures by artists including Julius Mfete and Mashego Johannes Segogela, and a magnificent 220cm by 307cm tapestry by Masana Tapestries. 
 
Masana Tapestries – Night and Day, Tapestry. Estimate from R20,000

Qhubeka Foundation/Absa Auction for Good
This session in aid of the Qhubeka Foundation includes some fantastically unique contemporary works including sculptures by Collen Maswanganyi, Wayne Barker, Stephané Conradie and Stanislaw Trzebinski. Qhubeka Foundation is a charity that empowers South Africans through the provision of bicycles and this session also includes three art bicycles customised by contemporary artists Izanne Wiid, Nkhensani Rihlampfu and Angus Taylor.
 
The Cheetah Bike by Izanne Wiid. Estimate from R30,000

Paintings, works on paper, prints and multiples
Among the 358 works included in these three sessions are pieces by some of South Africa's most famous modern and contemporary artists including Peter Clarke, William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Cecil Skotnes, Sam Nhlengethwa, Deborah Bell, Gordon Vorster and landscape painter John Meyer. There are also some lovely pieces talented lesser-known South African artists up for grabs at estimates that at just a few thousand rands.
 Composition with figures by Isaac Nkoana. Estimate from R8,000
 
Irish Coastal Landscape by John Meyer. Estimate from R25,000

Art Ceramics, Sculpture, Portfolios and Books
An unusual collection of smaller ceramic artworks and sculptures by emerging and lesser-known local artists are on offer, as well as dozens of highly collectable art books and portfolios covering South African and international artists.
 
Mångata (Blue Mask) by Ruan Hoffmann, estimate from R8,000

Wine
This October wine sale presents an intriguing collection of 55 lots. On offer are plenty of vintage South African wines including bottles from winemakers Meerlust, Vergelegen, Boekenhoutskloof and Thelema, as well as rare French Premier Grand Cru Classé A Bordeaux wines.
 
Pavie Saint-Émilion, 1988. Estimate from R17,000

 

How to bid in Strauss & Co's Online Auctions

Register online through the "Register to Bid" link and complete the short form. This can be done from the moment the sale opens. You can browse the online auction by lot, department or artist, with a filter option allowing you to also search for items based on price or keyword.

Clicking on "Submit your Bid" brings up the bidding popup window, which features a “submit “button that allows you to accept the next bid value. Up to the last hour of the auction, if you have an active bid you will receive an email and an SMS when you are outbid on a lot. Successful buyers will receive an email after the sale has closed, detailing purchased lots and check out procedures. 

Date

Venue

Oct 18 2021 - Oct 25 2021
Strauss & Co
89 Central St, Houghton
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