STORIES

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.


21/04/2022    

SHADES: Autumn 22 Auction Highlights | People and Places

Kholisa Thomas selects her favourites

Kholisa Thomas, Client Advisory & Marketing Lead at Aspire Art picks her favourite works from SHADES: AUTUMN 22, a Timed Online art auction taking place from 19-26 April 2022.

 


29/03/2022    

WAV: Inscriptions of Abstractions

Exhibition at Aspire Art Johannesburg

Studio Nxumalo in association with Aspire Art are proud to present WAV – an exhibition of abstract inscriptions and compositions, harmonised by artists Pebofatso Mokoena & Frederick Clarke.


25/03/2022    

Sales Results

Live Auction in Cape Town, 16 March 2022

Aspire Art Sets the record straight for 2022: Outstanding Results and New Auction Records for Modern and Contemporary African art achieved at auction in Cape Town.


16/03/2022    

Aspire Art Welcomes New Board Members

Elana Brundyn and Emile Stipp

We are excited to announce the appointment of Elana Brundyn and Emile Stipp to our board of directors.


10/03/2022    

Marlene Dumas 'Kindvrou'

A magnificent early work by internationally renowned artist Marlene Dumas

Aspire Art is proud to present another magnificent Marlene Dumas to market with Kindvrou at their Live Auction of Historic, Modern & Contemporary Art in Cape Town on 16 March 2022. 


02/03/2022    

Aspire leads auction calendar with Unsurpassed Offering

Modern and Contemporary Live Auction in Cape Town

Aspire Art is set to impress with a collection of highly collectable art historical treasures from Africa in their first Contemporary & Modern Art Auction of 2022 in Cape Town on the 16th of March.


15/02/2022    

SUBJECT: Locating Meaning

An exhibition exploring the subject in art

On view in Cape Town from 18 February to 1 March 2022 SUBJECT features works by prominent South African artists including Marlene Dumas, George Pemba, Sydney Kumalo, Robert Hodgins, Penny Siopis, Adolf Tega, Moffat Takadiwa, Turiya Magadlela and Zanele Muholi amongst others.


14/02/2022    

The Keiskamma Art Project

Buy a unique tapestry in support of the Keiskamma Art Project Retrospective Exhibition

Don't miss an exciting opportunity to buy unique hand-embroidered artwork from the Keiskamma Art Project.  The sales of which will go towards a landmark retrospective exhibition to be shown at Constitution Hill (“The Hill”) in 2022.


17/12/2021    

2021 In Review

A message from the MD

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all our clients and friends a joyous and restful festive season over the December holidays. I want to also use this opportunity to share some of the exciting highlights of what has been a busy and exciting year for us at Aspire Art Auctions.


17/12/2021    

Doreen Southwood: Suspension of Disbelief

Exhibition in Cape Town

 On view in Cape Town until 30 January 2022 is a special installation of South African artist Doreen Southwood’s well-known sculpture Suspension of Disbelief.


08/12/2021    

Choose the Gift of Art this Summer

SUMMER COLLECTION: Modern & Contemporary Art and Books

Aspire Art Auctions invites you to choose the gift of art this holiday season with the Summer Collection sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and Books.


08/12/2021    

ART S/Peak of the WEEK 5

Cecil Skotnes - The Assasination Of Shaka

There are many printmaking gems among the works on offer in our current Timed-Online Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art and Books. Possibly, none are as compelling and timely as the collection of woodcut prints by Cecil Skotnes from The Assassination Of Shaka portfolio. I am choosing them for my Art S/Peak this week.


02/12/2021    

A Grand Finale

Firm Results achieved at Johannesburg Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art

Our final live auction of 2021 took place on Tuesday, 30 November in Johannesburg. Presenting a chic and fresh, curated selection of 77 lots, the boutique-style sale featured outstanding works by South African modern masters and leading contemporary artists.


29/11/2021    

ART S/Peak of the WEEK 4

Colour and Lushness of Life in the work of Irma Stern

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.


26/11/2021    

EXPLORE: A Private Moment with Irma Stern

Looking at Irma Stern's "Still life with roses, blue bowl and the 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.


22/11/2021    

Best Beyond The Ages

November Modern and Contemporary Live Auction

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.


22/11/2021    

A Collecting Journey: Works from the collection of Handspring Puppet Company

Zoom Panel Discussion

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.


02/11/2021    

The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya's Spectacular Results

Affirming new confidence in the art market and indicating a return of positive economic activity.

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.


06/10/2021    

Art, Life and Love: The Collection of Nwabisa Xayiya

Single Owner Collection being auctioned this October

 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.