1:54 is fast becoming the biggest platform catering to the increased appetite for African art worldwide. Here’s a quick run down of the South African artists on exhibition. 1:54 runs from May 6-8 in Brooklyn.
Between 12 and 15 May, Open Studios in Wimbledon will be hosting an exhibition of contemporary South African art.
William Kentridge, one of South Africa’s most accomplished and recognised artists, recently gave the city of Rome a birthday present in the form of a mural along the right-hand bank of the river Tiber.
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s multidisciplinary work alludes to mythology, geology and theories on the nature of the universe. The exhibition will include a number of new drawings, a large window drawing and a new, previously unseen video animation. Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum: Polyhedra, 1 April – 7 May 2016
Local boys Goldfish had the chance to perform at the awesome Maracanã Stadium in Rio during Carnival 2016 and it’s pretty damn cool. Have a look!
The 17th Cape Town International Jazz Festival saw thousands of festino’s flock to the Cape Town InternationalConvention Centre for two days of musical bliss.
Georgie Shields of Circa Gallery SA tells us why they finally broke cover in the highly competitive UK art market. Circa UK can be found at 80 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HR. Their Opening Group Show runs from 18 March – 23 April 2016
Leading South African artists including Norman Catherine, Sam Nhlengethwa and Beezy Bailey have joined Jonny Wilkinson, Arsenal FC and Aston Martin, to design one-off chairs for CHIVA AFRICA auction, which is happening first online and finally at Bonhams on the 15th of March
See pics of all chairs below
The Important South African and International Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery exhibition is coming to the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, this month. Treasures once part of the historic Vergelegen estate in Somerset West will be sold by Strauss & Co in their much anticipated auction on 14 March.
People are so creative nowadays.
AnaHell has taken on a project she likes to call, Secret friends; a little unusual, but ever so creative.
As the prices at auction for contemporary art begin to climb, we ask if international buyers are starting to notice? We wonder if South African art is the next place for buyers with big cheque books to make their mark.
Moffat Takadiwa – Foreign Objects – Tyburn Gallery Where: 26 Barrett Street, London, W1U 1BG (Closest Tube Bond St) Dates: Nov 5 – Jan 9, 2016 Why you’re going to see it: His stuff is street art with stuff from the actual street Born in Karoi, Zimbabwe, in 1983, and currently based in Harare, […]
Strauss & Co’s summer auction on 9 November at the Wanderers Club will include among its highlights an Italian casting of Anton van Wouw’s famous Dagga Smoker.
Last week, Irma Stern’s painting ‘Fisherman, Madeira’ sold for £338,500 (R6.1 million) at Bonham’s gallery in London
Next Tuesday at the Hoxton Arches, a Zimbabwean (Gordon Glyn-Jones), a South African, (Christiaan Nagel) an English artist living in Cape Town (Oliver Barnett), will join eleven other UK artists for a group show called Human Nature a celebration of emerging and cutting edge environmental art.
On 1 October, Bonhams London will auction eleven works by Irma Stern with a combined estimate of £2-3million in their biannual South African Sale.
The star of the show at Strauss & Co’s winter sale held last night at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg was undoubtedly JH Pierneef, when a new all-time world record was set by his previously unseen painting, Farm Jonkershoek with Twin Peaks Beyond, Stellenbosch.
Irma Stern (1894-1966) continues success with £1 million action price for oil on canvas portrait in original Zanzibar frame.
Arthur Goldreich, who escaped from prison dressed as a priest, created the magical design for Madiba in 1983.
Masterpiece by Alexis Preller expected to fetch between Â£150 000 and Â£200 000 at famous London art sale.