Herzberg’s African sculptures and art from Brink collection on offer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.