TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection

TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection

With much excitement, Aspire Art announces its presence and the first-ever landmark art auction in the Cape Winelands at Boschendal Estate.  

For this momentous occasion, Aspire is honoured to present TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection. This single-owner live auction marks the culmination of nearly 15 years of passionate curation and collecting, where each artwork has been meticulously selected and acquired with love and care. Sourced from leading galleries and dealers internationally and locally, as well as prominent auctions, this private collection stands as a testament to a thoughtful collector's dedication and discerning eye.

At the heart of the Phoenix Collection lies a treasure trove of important 20th-Century and Contemporary South African art. This legacy sale offers discerning collectors the exclusive opportunity to acquire rare and significant works from a special selection of 30 premier artworks from the collection.  Spanning more than 70 illustrious years of art history within the country, with a particular emphasis on artists working in the Cape region, these exquisite pieces offer a rare glimpse into the rich tapestry of artistic innovation and cultural heritage.


TAKING FLIGHT: Selected Works from the Phoenix Collection will be on view in the majestic Manor House at the beautiful Boschendal Estate in the Franschhoek Winelands from 29 March with the live auction taking place on Saturday, 20 April at 6 pm.





Sale number: BSDApril24
Location: Boschendal
Catalogue: Download PDF catalogue

Name: Sarah Sinisi
Email: sarah@aspireart.net
Telephone: +27 84 568 5639

Name: Ms Marelize Van Zyl
Email: marelize@aspireart.net
Telephone: +27 83 283 7427

Lot 1 - Frans Oerder (Netherlands 1867-1944) Under the Dahlia Tree

Sold for R369,680

Estimated at R200,000 - R300,000

Lot 4 - Adriaan Boshoff (South Africa 1935-2007) A Day on the Beach

Sold for R25,795

Estimated at R20,000 - R30,000

Lot 6 - Neville Lewis (South Africa 1895-1972) The Fruit Picker

Sold for R111,388

Estimated at R80,000 - R120,000

Lot 7 - Ablade Glover (Ghana 1934-) Blue women

Sold for R211,050

Estimated at R180,000 - R240,000

Lot 8 - Vladimir Tretchikoff (South Africa 1913-2006) Winds of the Cape

Sold for R531,415

Estimated at R400,000 - R600,000

Lot 9 - Vladimir Tretchikoff (South Africa 1913-2006) The Hindu Dancer

Sold for R1,715,625

Estimated at R1,500,000 - R2,000,000

Lot 13 - Irma Stern (South Africa 1894-1966) Black Lilies

Sold for R4,003,125

Estimated at R3,500,000 - R5,000,000

Lot 24 - Lucky Sibiya (South Africa 1942-1999) Opera House, diptych

Sold for R164,150

Estimated at R80,000 - R120,000

Lot 26 - Fred Page (South Africa 1908-1984) Stairway to Destruction

Sold for R140,700

Estimated at R120,000 - R160,000

Lot 27 - Robert Hodgins (South Africa 1920-2010) Father and Son

Sold for R462,100

Estimated at R400,000 - R600,000

Lot 28 - Nelson Makamo (South Africa 1982-) The Guys

Sold for R211,050

Estimated at R180,000 - R240,000

Lot 29 - Velaphi Mzimba (South Africa 1959-2021) Short Prayer

Sold for R35,175

Estimated at R25,000 - R35,000

Lot 30 - Koos de Wet (South Africa 1973-) Mini Cooper

Sold for R17,588

Estimated at R15,000 - R20,000