There is a charge and charm that converges colour, courage and clarity of creative vision in the work of Irma Stern. It’s thrilling electricity that is palpable all over her painting Still life with roses, blue bowl and artist's brushes in a pot.
A highlight on our upcoming auction of Modern & Contemporary Art in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 30 November, is Irma Stern’s delightfully vibrant painting Still life with roses, blue bowl and the artist’s brushes in a pot. Stern painted this work in 1936, a prolific period during which many of her finest works were created.
To end the year on a high note, Aspire Art Auctions will present an exciting sale of Modern and Contemporary Art this November in Johannesburg. Set to be held at the company’s exquisite new home in the heart of the Rosebank art district, the sale will offer collectors a fresh and carefully curated selection of landmark artworks coveted both for their rarity and artistic excellence.
Join Sarah Sinisi in conversation with Handspring’s Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones as they unpack their approach to collecting, what inspired them to acquire particular pieces, the personal stories behind the works and how the art has influenced Handspring’s creative output.
The unparalleled results achieved by Aspire Art Auctions for the auction Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya affirms new confidence in the art market and indicates a return of positive economic activity.
This October, Aspire Art Auctions is honoured to present Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya, a single owner auction showcasing the cultivated taste and style of Nwabisa Xayiya.
Join us for a Zoom talk to celebrate the life and work of one of South Africa's foremost modern sculptors, Sydney Kumalo.
Printmaking is integral to William Kentridge's artistic practice. Join us for a Zoom talk as we spotlight a collection of Kentridge’s prints from our upcoming Live Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art and delve into the artist’s creative method and the fascinating technical process of printmaking.
This Spring, Aspire returns to Cape Town with a much-anticipated auction of Modern and Contemporary Art taking place over two days on 29 and 30 September. Presenting an outstanding collection of 132 works by 80 renowned artists, the auction will impress collectors with an exciting and considered selection of artworks.
The two works are also special because they bring together two generations of contemporary South African artists, Sam Nhlengethwa and Nelson Makamo.
It’s really hard to overhype how great sculptor Sydney Kumalo is an artist and his place in modern art.
Turiya Magadlela has pioneered a unique visual language that at once intersects discursive currents in both art history and the social reality of women in the world.
Aspire Art Auctions is proud to announce the Winter Collection – a timed-online auction featuring a unique collection of modern and contemporary art, ceramics, collectables and books.
Having personally benefitted from the positive impact of the arts, Blessing Ngobeni has made it his mission to give back.
In celebration of Women’s Month, we have invited a group of formidable women in art to share with us just how they look at art.
Dubbed The African Photography Auction 2021, the sale will take place Online from 20 to 27 July 2021; presented in partnership with the Photography Legacy Project (PLP).
Aspire strongly believes in the quality, creativity and historical and cultural significance of the art produced on the African continent from antiquity to the present day. As the Cradle of Humankind, the inventiveness and imagination of the human race emanates from South Africa, the home of Aspire Art Auctions.
Welcoming the mellow, cool and calm of the new season, collectors are spoiled for choice with this premier, large-scale, timed, online-only sale which presents a wide range of contemporary art alongside more historic works, multiples and editions, photography, sculpture, ceramics and an impressive selection of signed art books for easy collecting – with a click!
The initiative seeks to save and restore the iconic community arts centre, grow awareness, build its networks and encourage organisations to support arts education in townships as a deserving focus of social responsibility projects.
Aspire Art Auctions’ Cape Town sale on 4 March 2021 proved that the market for African and international art continues to thrive despite the pandemic. It was thrilling to note that one third of the buyers were first-time buyers with Aspire, indicating an increase in...
From modernists Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser and JH Pierneef to internationally celebrated artists, Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge and Isaac Julien; from local legends Robert Hodgins and Cecil Skotnes to African masters Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba and Ablade Glover, Aspire Art Auctions’ brings an unparalleled offering...
Aspire Art Auctions collaborated with the Photography Legacy Project (PLP) to present the first ever dedicated auction of African photography. Featuring an impressive collection of 126 works by 56 photographers from across the continent (including Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe),...
In a year in which businesses worldwide have been challenged to rethink every given and to come up with new solutions, Aspire Art Auctions has forged innovative partnerships to share expertise and support fellow creatives. Now AAA teams up with the dynamic Tonic duo, Greg...
Aspire Art Auctions presents a powerful early portrait by George Pemba as an important highlight in the forthcoming Cape Town Auction in 2021. George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba, I Epolojice My Warship, 1947, oil on canvas, 41 x 35 cm Estimate | ZAR 400 000 – 600...
Steady growth with astonishing peaks has been the hallmark of the art market over the last few years, creating the perception of a safe hedge against inflation. But can it still be viewed as such? What do international and local auction results indicate...
Aspire Art Auctions proudly presents the Summer Collection, a Timed Online auction taking place from 5 – 15 October. Celebrating the summer season with all things new, now and hot, the online-only sale offers a fresh range of modern and contemporary artworks...
Local photographers have joined together with pan-African counterparts to participate in the first-ever African photography auction on the continent. The auction, initiated by the Photography Legacy Project (PLP), will be hosted by Aspire Art Auctions on 5th November 2020.
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with TONIC Design which will bring to market the first curated offering of fine design at auction.