Aspire Art Auctions’ Cape Town sale proved that the market for African and international art continues to thrive despite the pandemic.
The top lot by value was Irma Stern’s Dahlias and fruit, one of the most outstanding paintings from her late period, which achieved an impressive R5,234,800. Marlene Dumas scored a sensational hit when her early painting, Score, sold for R3,414,000, and stellar results were also achieved for celebrated artists; William Kentridge, George Pemba, Gerard Sekoto and Peter Clarke, amongst others, with world records at auction set for contemporary artists Turiya Magadlela and Gerhard Marx.
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Lot 7 - Zemba Luzamba (Democratic Republic of the Congo 1973-)
Sold for R216,220
Lot 18 - Edoardo Villa (Italy/South Africa 1915-2011)
Sold for R182,080
Lot 26 - Marlene Dumas (South Africa 1953-)
Sold for R3,414,690
Lot 34 - David Goldblatt (South Africa 1930-2018)
Sold for R100,000
Lot 36 - Edoardo Villa (Italy/South Africa 1915-2011)
Sold for R762,125
Lot 40 - Christopher Uchefuna Okeke (Nigeria 1933-2016)
Sold for R58,625
Lot 44 - George Pemba|South African 1912–2001|Xhosa Traditional dancers I
Estimated at R250,000 - R350,000