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Aspire launches new art auction concept

Aspire Art Auctions has been defined in its relatively short time in the local art market by its commitment to innovation and lateral thinking. Its latest strategy reflects this approach by offering clients an entirely new way of interacting with the business and buying art…

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11 Jul 2019

Enchérir en Europe chez Aspire Art Auctions

Contrairement aux idées reçues, enchérir à partir d’un pays européen lors d’une vente aux enchères Aspire Art Auctions à Johannesburg ou Cape Town n’est ni compliqué ni coûteux, bien au contraire ! Voici quelques informations qui vous rassureront et vous convaincront d’enchérir avec nous, que vous…

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23 May 2019

Bidding from Europe with Aspire Art Auctions

You may think that bidding from Europe with Aspire Art Auctions in Johannesburg or Cape Town is expensive or complicated, but it’s not the case! Here’s a useful checklist that shows you how easy it is to bid with us, whether you live in Paris,…

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23 May 2019

Aspire WINTER 19 Pre-sale press release

In a South African art world seemingly obsessed by quantity and price, and by the same roster of artists deemed valuable by the wider auction market, Aspire’s latest sale to be held in Johannesburg on June 2 is a breath of fresh air, presenting a…

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21 May 2019

The Rise and Rise of Collectable Photographs

“Photography is the serious art of our time. It also happens to be the most accessible and democratic way of making art that has ever been invented. Great art is a sequence of moving pictures of the human condition. Today, photography is the only art…

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06 May 2019

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