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Aspire Art Auctions breaks records in latest sale

Highest ever South African price reached for Kentridge drawing and world record for Kumalo sculpture Aspire Art Auctions’ latest Johannesburg sale on 12 November 2017, blew several auction records out of the water. The sale took place in Aspire’s spectacularly successful new venue in the…

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13 Nov 2017

Simon Stone: The Diversity Triptych

In 1979, a young and restless Simon Stone set off for Italy. The previous year, he had completed his art studies at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, where he spent five years of constructive creative and artistic development as a student under…

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10 Nov 2017

Aspire Art Auctions continues online success

Aspire Art Auctions just closed its second Timed Online sale, and continued the successful trend set by its inaugural online sale in September. in a growing market which represents 8.4% of the overall art market globally and is the fastest growing sector of the market,…

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03 Nov 2017

Aspire Art Auctions makes debut hit online

Aspire Art Auctions’ first Timed Online sale, which closed on 4 September, presented a range of affordable fine art selected to appeal to both new and seasoned collectors. The successful results of the sale are indicative of the rising popularity of the online arena, which…

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06 Sep 2017

Aspire Art Auctions lines up exciting new sale

Aspire Art Auctions’ successful Winter sale in Johannesburg in July was marked by an international auction record R1,200,320 achieved for a drawing by exiled South African artist Dumile Feni, the extraordinary Children under Apartheid, as well as the successful sale of top international lot Golden…

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06 Sep 2017

New light on the South African art market

Aspire Art Auctions has, in recent months, fashioned a prominent place for itself in the local auction market by focusing strongly on work by contemporary South African artists, and in particular on under-represented black artists, in its sales. There is no doubt that the secondary…

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04 Sep 2017

Collecting Works on Paper

As a distinct art collecting category, works on paper draws a wide range of collectors — and the sense of inclusivity is something that makes collecting in this field all the more appealing. It’s a category that allows experienced buyers to acquire a work by…

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29 Aug 2017