Herzberg’s African sculp­tures and art from Brink col­lec­tion on of­fer

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - JAN DE BEER

MEM­O­RABLE works from the es­tate of cel­e­brated South African au­thor An­dré Brink will form part of the pri­mary theme, “Three Col­lec­tors, Three Col­lec­tions”, of Stephan Welz & Co’s ma­jor fine art and de­sign auc­tion in Cape Town on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

Brink, who died in 2015, wrote in English and Afrikaans.

The sale will take place at The Great Cel­lar, Alphen Es­tate in three ses­sions on Tues­day, start­ing at 10am, and two ses­sions on Wed­nes­day, also com­menc­ing at 10am. View­ing is from to­day un­til Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

In ad­di­tion to the ex­ten­sive Brink art col­lec­tion, the lots will also in­clude di­verse African art col­lected by Pro­fes­sor Lau­rie Nathan, di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for Me­di­a­tion in Africa at the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria, dur­ing his African trav­els as peace ne­go­tia­tor.

The lots will also in­clude African sculp­tures col­lected by Bernard Herzberg, a refugee from Nazi Ger­many who was an early con­trib­u­tor to the anti-apartheid strug­gle.

Other high­lights of the sale will in­clude:

An Ital­ian Massa cast­ing of an ac­claimed An­ton van Wouw sculp­ture, The Scout.

William Ken­tridge’s sought-af­ter etch­ing, Sleeper and Ubu, which has been ex­hib­ited at the New York Mu­seum of Metropoli­tan Art, and art icon Irma Stern’s char­coal draw­ing, The Schol­ars.

Ex­cep­tional mid-20th cen­tury fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing de­signs by Earnes, Le Cor­bus­ier, Van der Rohe, Pan­ton and Philippe Starck.

An 18 karat white gold and di­a­mond col­lar neck­lace (top pre­sale es­ti­mate R800000).

For more de­tails, call 021 794 6461 or 011 880 3125 or see www.stephan­welzandco.co.za

Sev­eral multi-mil­lion rand works by ac­claimed artists will be on of­fer at Strauss & Co’s auc­tion of “Im­por­tant South African and In­ter­na­tional Art” at The Wan­der­ers Club, Joburg, on Mon­day.

The sale will be staged in two ses­sions: 4pm and 8pm, with the preview run­ning from to­day to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

For more de­tails, see www.straus­sart.co.za, call 011 728 8246 or email jhb@ straus­sart.co.za.

As­pire Art Auc­tions is invit­ing con­sign­ments of his­toric, modern and con­tem­po­rary art for its next auc­tion in Cape Town.

Con­sign­ments close at the end of July.

For an obli­ga­tion-free val­u­a­tion of your art, con­tact As­pire on 011 243 5243 or email en­quiries@as­pireart.net.

As­pire’s next auc­tion in Joburg will be on July 17.

These four 1967 polyurethane chairs by Verner Pan­ton, de­signer of the Pan­ton Chair, now re­garded as a clas­sic of modern fur­ni­ture de­sign, are ex­pected to fetch up to R90 000 at the Stephan Welz & Co sale in Cape Town next week.

Works col­lected by au­thor An­dre Brink will go on auc­tion next week.

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