Aspire Art will impress collectors with this focused, boutique-style auction. Including 81 carefully selected lots the sale boasts impressive examples by many of South Africa’s most celebrated artists. A fine selection of William Kentridge works, including two original drawings, Eduardo Villa sculptures, painting by Robert Hodgins and Walter Battiss and a wonderful early Penny Siopis drawing are on offer.
Also featured are two special sections – Black Modernism and Photography. Aspire has firmly cemented itself as a champion of both these collecting segments and collectors will be spoilt for choice with a rare drawing by Dumile Feni as well as works by other modernists including Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Lucas Sithole and photographs by David Goldblatt, Mohau Modisakeng and Simphiwe Ndzube amongst others.
Focussing on the materiality of art, Aspire Art presents a thematic collection that brings together a range of historic, modern and contemporary artworks in various media, artistic processes and subject matter to emphasise the creative value that art holds.
With over 200 works in the collection, the auction gives new and established collectors a unique opportunity to access extraordinary artistic concepts in Painting (lots 1-54), Paper (lots 55-97), Photography (lots 98-104), Patina or sculpture (lots 105-115) and Print (lots 116-211).
Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of contemporary African and international art. The exciting single-owner sale is divided into two parts – a Live and Online collection – giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate.
Running concurrently to the Live auction the Online collection includes an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, works on paper, prints and photography and features artists such as Bastiaan van Stenis, Francois van Reenen, Georgina Gratrix and Paul Du Toit.
The collection will be on display at Aspire Art, Cape Town from 9-22 June.
Aspire Art is delighted to present Current & Curated: The Art Gazette Collection, an exciting large-scale Timed-Online auction of fresh and cutting-edge contemporary art. Representing 85 established and emerging artists from South Africa, Africa and abroad, the collection features over 180 works of art, offering a unique opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to view and acquire original and innovative works.
Founded in 2019, Art Gazette is a curated platform that supports artists by acquiring work up-front and in series for their inventory. A local industry first, the auction is presented in partnership with Art Gazette in a collaborative effort to promote and sustain contemporary artists and art production, while showcasing the works to a broad collecting audience.
For the Love of Books
Aspire Art proudly presents VOLUMES, a Timed Online book auction taking place from 19-26 May. The special sale focuses on art books and books by and about artist and covers everything from rare and collectible ephemera to reference works and artist’s monographs.
Welcoming the change of colours of the new season, Aspire Art presents a strong selection of exceptional and innovative works by local art world favourites for easy collecting.
With nearly 200 lots, the collection spotlights prevalent topics artists, and audiences, engage in. Most notably, the stylistic influences of abstraction (lots 1-28). Other highlighted categories include the exploration of places and people (lots 29-142), the meaning of words (lots 143-168) found in text-based pieces, the objects (lots 169-175) of sculptural works and the things (176-188) chosen for still life studies. Also included is a range of signed William Kentridge posters (189-195) for those interested in special art memorabilia.
The collection of 111 works by 74 artists boasts a selection of highly collectable modern and contemporary art-historical treasures. Rare and important pieces by artists including William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Robert Hodgins present collectors with a unique opportunity to add significant pieces to their collections. Also on offer are 4 fantastic oil paintings by South African modern master George Pemba and an impressive body of sculptural work, including artists Sydney Kumalo, Edoardo Villa, Bruce Arnott and David Brown.
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