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ASPIRE ART AUCTIONS IN CAPE TOWN COUP

  Aspire sets a new bar for the market in its latest Autumn 19 Auction in Cape Town, with a South African auction record for its cover lot, an early work by international star Marlene Dumas achieving over R7 million. Further successful sales include a…

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04 Mar 2019

AUTUMN 19 AUCTION WEEK LINEUP

PREVIEW OPENING Wednesday 27 February | 5 to 8 pm RSVP PUBLIC PREVIEW Thursday 28 February to Sunday 3 March | 10 am to 5 pm ART TALKS | SATURDAY 2 MARCH 11 am to 12 pm Skotnes – Across Generations: Pippa and John Skotnes…

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08 Feb 2019

Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction

It is not unusual to find artworks by William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Athi-Patra Ruga and Jane Alexander leading an auction sale. These contemporary art stars with impressive international profiles generate attention. However, the appearance of significant works produced and donated by these leading figures at…

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07 Sep 2018

Artview: What Women Reveal in their Art 

Women Artists – the Future of the Art Market August is the month in which South Africans celebrate women and Aspire pays tribute to women in art by looking back at selected works that have featured prominently on our auctions since 2016. According to the…

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08 Aug 2018

Aspire Presents at ARR Forum

Aspire Art Auctions presented at the DALRO (Dramatic, artistic and literary rights organisation) forum on the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) held at the Bag Factory on 22 June. The event was co-convened by art consultancy Mak.Dct, and was intended to lobby artists, raise awareness and…

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10 Jul 2018