This July South Africa's leading fine art auction house Strauss & Co presents a unique opportunity to purchase some of the finest contemporary and historic artworks currently available on the South African market <a href="https://www.straussart.co.za/auctions/online">from the comfort of your screen</a>. Strauss & Co's online auction is also an accessible way for first-timers to get a taste for buying and collecting art with reserve prices starting from as little as R2000. By registering on the site you get to favourite and compare works and there's also time to read up on your chosen artists before entering your bid.<strong> </strong><br />
There are 460 lots to bid for in the auction including paintings, sculpture, art on paper, rare books and decorative items such as antique silverware, glassware and ceramics. <br />
Among the many artists featured in the auction are leading contemporary and historic South African artists like Diane Victor, Walter Battiss, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Nelson Makamo and JH Pierneef. Highlights of the art auction include <em>Man with Bird Hat</em>, a silkscreen by <strong>Walter Battiss </strong>(estimate R12,000–R16,000), a pair of <strong>Deborah Bell </strong>etchings <em>Extinguish my eyes</em> and <em>Seal my Ears</em>, (R4,000–R6,000), charcoal, watercolours and prints by <strong>Robert Hodgins </strong>(from R10,00–R50,000) and a 1917 pastel landscape (R40,000–R60,000) and three linocuts by the much sought after South African painter <strong>JH Pierneef </strong>whose stunning painting <em>Twin Peaks Beyond, Stellenbosch</em> recently sold at Strauss & Co's June live auction for a record-breaking R20 million.<br />
<strong>The online auction is open for bids from 08:00 on Fri July 7 until 20:00 on Mon July 17. Register on the site by contacting Strauss & Co at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.</strong>
<h2><strong>View the online auction collection at Turbine Art Fair</strong></h2>
Works from the online auction go on display to the public at <a href="https://www.inyourpocket.com/johannesburg/turbine-art-fair-2017-taf17_6013e"><strong>Turbine Art Fair in Turbine Hall from July 13-16</strong></a>. One of Joburg's leading art fairs, Turbine Art Fair is known for its exciting and wide-ranging selection of contemporary African art from leading South African and African art galleries available at affordable prices (the fair's ceiling price is R50,000). As part of the fair Strauss & Co are also sponsoring and curating an exhibition featuring a selection of works from the exceptional <strong>Pierneef Collection</strong> assembled by local businessman and entrepreneur Anton Taljaard. These important early 20th Century paintings by Pierneef are juxtaposed with artworks produced by Artists Proof Studio and prints made at Turbine Art Fair especially for the exhibition.
Open 08:30–16:30. Closed Sat, Sun.Jul 72017
- Jul 172017