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20/09/2022    

Sales Results: 14 September 2022

Aspire Art Cements Position in Chosen Markets

Aspire Art is pleased to have opened the Spring season art calendar with their recent live auction, 20th Century & Contemporary Art in Cape Town on Wednesday, 14 September. The sale featured a focussed collection of specially selected top calibre works with special sections on Black Modernism and Photography and highlights Aspire's approach to smaller and more curated collections, centered on quality over quantity, to serve the discerning collector.

 


02/09/2022    

Aspire Art Highlights Skotnes at Auction on 14 September

Artist Focus: Cecil Skotnes

Aspire Art is proud to present three exquisite wood carved panels by the highly regarded and much-loved artist Cecil Skotnes, produced between 1960 and the late 1970s, an important time in the artist’s career. 


31/08/2022    

Aspire Art Highlights Black Modernism (14 September Auction)

Collect: Black Modernism

Forming part of the upcoming live auction 20th Century & Contemporary Art taking place in Cape Town on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, Aspire Art is pleased to present a specialist section focussed on Black Modernism.


24/08/2022    

Aspire Art Highlights Photography at Auction on 14 September

Collect: African Photography

As part of the upcoming live auction 20th Century & Contemporary Art which is taking place in Cape Town on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, we are pleased to introduce a special collection of selected photographic work by some of the foremost artists working in the medium – historically and currently.


03/08/2022    

Auction Highlight: Kentridge

Landscape with Billboard, an Expressive Landscape Drawing by William Kentridge

Following a string of impressive results achieved for the sale of William Kentridge’s work at auction over the past years and the R3,186,400 sale of Drawing for Mine (1991) in March 2022, Aspire Art is pleased to announce the consignment of a captivating expressive landscape drawing by world-renowned artist, William Kentridge.
 


01/08/2022    

Auction Highlight: Siopis

Untitled, 1998, an Early Drawing by Penny Siopis

One of the many highlights on Aspire Art's upcoming live auction of 20th Century & Contemporary in Cape Town on the 14 September is an early, never-before-seen, drawing from 1998 by Penny Siopis. Created in the same year the artist presented her critically acclaimed solo exhibition Charmed Lives at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, this sensitively rendered drawing stylistically references previous works from her ‘History Period’.


01/08/2022    

Auction Highlight: Muholi

Thulani I, Paris, 2014 by Zanele Muholi

 Following the recent June openings of Zanele Muholi’s major survey exhibition at Kunstforeningen Gl Strand in Denmark, curated in association with Tate Modern and Bildmuseet, and the artist’s solo exhibition Somnyama Ngonyama at Fotografihuset in Norway, it is with much excitement that Aspire Art presents the striking photographic self-portrait titled Thulani I, Paris, 2014.


01/08/2022    

Auction Highlight: Villa

Study for Confrontation by Edoardo Villa

Aspire Art is honoured to reveal Study for Confrontation, an important conceptual work by Edoardo Villa, one of the country’s most celebrated modern sculptors.


21/07/2022    

Timed Online Auction Focus | Print

P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

A spotlight on print in Aspire Art’s Timed Online auction P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print taking place from 14 – 26 July.


21/07/2022    

Timed Online Auction Focus | Patina

P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

A spotlight on patina in Aspire Art’s Timed Online auction P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print taking place from 14 – 26 July.


21/07/2022    

Timed Online Auction Focus | Photography

P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

A spotlight on painting in Aspire Art’s Timed Online auction P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print taking place from 14 – 26 July.


21/07/2022    

Timed Online Auction Focus | Paper

P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

A spotlight on paper in Aspire Art’s Timed Online auction P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print taking place from 14 – 26 July.


21/07/2022    

Timed Online Auction Focus | Painting

P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

A spotlight on painting in Aspire Art’s Timed Online auction P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print taking place from 14 – 26 July.


14/07/2022    

Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print

Timed Online Auction from 14 – 26 July

This Winter, Aspire Art presents P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print, a Timed Online auction focussing on the materiality of art.


29/06/2022    

Sales Results: 22 June 2022

Aspire Art Builds Contemporary Art Markets and Supports Contemporary Artists

Since its inception in 2016, Aspire Art has taken the lead in actively developing value in new and emerging art market segments locally and abroad. Continuously forward-looking and dynamic, we are not afraid to take risks at auction, while pushing the boundaries in the contemporary art market. 


16/06/2022    

Current & Curated: The Art Gazette Collection

Timed-Online Auction

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 that will run from 15 – 23 June 2022.


07/06/2022    

Invitation

Preview Opening & Walkabout

 Join us for a walkabout with academic, cultural theorist and author of Strange Cargo: Essays on Art,  Ashraf Jamal (2022), as he discusses works from our upcoming auction The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International  Contemporary Art.


07/06/2022    

Press Release

The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art

Representative of Africa right now, in the present and indeed into the future, Aspire Art is thrilled to present a vibrant contemporary single-owner sale in Johannesburg on 22 June 2022. 


02/06/2022    

Announcement: Live Auction in Johannesburg

e-Catalogue Now Online

Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of African and International Contemporary art. This exciting single-owner sale comprises of 79 lots and includes important works by new and leading voices in African art.


24/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction Highlights | Penny Siopis

Carina Jansen selects her favourite books

Carina Jansen, Cataloguer and Researcher at Aspire Art reviews her favourite books from VOLUMES a Timed Online Book Auction taking place from 19-26 May 2022.


24/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction Highlights | Walter Battiss

Nonkululeko Sibande selects her favourite book

Nonkululeko Sibande, Intern Assistant at Aspire Art reviews her favourite book from VOLUMES a Timed Online Book Auction taking place from 19-26 May 2022.


24/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction Highlights | Nandipha Mntambo

Chlöe Jane Venter selects her favourite book

Chlöe Jane Venter, Catalogue & Logistics Intern at Aspire Art reviews her favourite book from VOLUMES a Timed Online Book Auction taking place from 19-26 May 2022.


23/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction Highlights | Architecture, Apartheid & After

Micaela Wentzel selects her favourite book

Micaela Wentzel, Cataloguer and Researcher at Aspire Art reviews her favourite book from VOLUMES a Timed Online Book Auction taking place from 19-26 May 2022.


21/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction Highlights | Looking Both Ways

Mtha Poni selects her favourite book

Mtha Poni, Cataloguer and Researcher at Aspire Art reviews her favourite book from VOLUMES a Timed Online Book Auction taking place from 19-26 May 2022.


21/05/2022    

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction

Emma Bedford's Personal Notes on her Collection of Books

Well-known curator and art specialist Emma Bedford shares her thoughts and memories on her books offered in VOLUMES, as well as why she thinks many of the publications are must-haves for collectors. 


18/05/2022    

For the Love of Books

VOLUMES: Timed Online Book Auction

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.


12/05/2022    

CUSP: Collectable Design Exhibition

In partnership with House & Garden

Visit our current exhibition in Cape Town, CUSP: Collectable Design in partnership with House & Garden.


22/04/2022    

SHADES: Autumn 22 Auction Highlights | Abstraction

Marelize van Zyl selects her favourites

Marelize van Zyl, Senior Art Specialist at Aspire Art picks her favourite works from SHADES: AUTUMN 22, a Timed Online art auction taking place from 19-26 April 2022.


22/04/2022    

SHADES: Autumn 22 Auction Highlights | Things

Sarah Sinisi selects her favourites

Sarah Sinisi, Senior Art Specialist at Aspire Art picks her favourite works from SHADES: AUTUMN 22, a Timed Online art auction taking place from 19-26 April 2022.


22/04/2022    

SHADES: Autumn 22 Auction Highlights | Words

Ruarc Peffers selects his favourites

Ruarc Peffers, Managing Director and Senior Art Specialist at Aspire Art picks his favourite works from SHADES: AUTUMN 22, a Timed Online art auction taking place from 19-26 April 2022.