Category Archives: ART MARKET

Alexis Preller ‘Sea Amphora’ – Strauss & co 13th November 2017 Auction

This work, Sea Amphora, was exhibited as part of a series of four works by Alexis Preller titled, Sea Amphora, Sun Amphora, Earth Amphora and Winged Amphora, at the Pieter Wenning Gallery in 1962. This was an unexpected departure in … Continue reading

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JONI BRENNER SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Joni Brenner has worked within and against the genre of portraiture since the early 1990s, making portraits in a range of media including oil on canvas, on wax slabs and on hard stone surfaces, and others made using clay and … Continue reading

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KAREL NEL SHOWS AT CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

Hovering at the point where art, science and biology intersect, renowned South African artist, Karel Nel’s approach to the natural world is meditative but also investigative. His long standing body of work entitled Elegies to the Forests, harbours a deep … Continue reading

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Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life

‘Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life’, 29 July to 1 October 2011, sets out to navigate a course through the many wonders and complexities of water and to challenge the way we think about and respond to one of the … Continue reading

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ART AND THE GAME. Part I. Strange bedfellows

Who would’ve thought that the usually sedate, introspective and discreetly tucked away fine art sector would step out into the colourful crowd trumpeting their vuvuzelas with as much gusto as the cheering fans? That’s what this ball game does. It … Continue reading

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Has William Kentridge gone ‘Huisgenoot’?

There I was in the company of good friends enjoying Johannesburg’s glorious weather and settling in for a leisurely lunch at a Greek eating establishment. Then out of the blue my good friend, a strategic branding and advertising guru, posed … Continue reading

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Alberto Giacometti: Who decides that it is art?

Who decides that it is art? Who decides what it is worth? These two simple questions were put to me the other day as news services and the printed media splashed headlines ‘Giacometti, the new Picasso’ across their pages and … Continue reading

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