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A Natural Gem at Aspire Art Auctions

By Riversideweg, Nuweland, a rare Pieter Wenning painting of a riverine landscape in Newlands, near Kirstenbosch, not only has an extensive exhibition history, but also a captivating history of ownership according to Emma Bedford, Director and Senior Art Specialist at Aspire Art Auctions. Estimated at…

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15 Mar 2017

Pierneef in Paradise

Painted by JH Pierneef in 1955, the spectacular A view across Fisherman’s Cove, Seychelles will be offered at estimates of R 2 500 000 – 3 000 000 at Aspire Art Auctions’ Inaugural Cape Auction on 27 March 2017 at the Avenue in the V&A…

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10 Mar 2017

Celebrate Christo Coetzee at Aspire Art Auctions

Black Rose Africa and Shell, produced by Christo Coetzee at the peak of his career, are amongst a select group of works that celebrate this underrated artist at Aspire Art Auctions’ inaugural Cape sale on 27 March 2017 at the Avenue in the V&A Waterfront….

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05 Mar 2017

Aspire rights Artist’s Royalties

Aspire rights Artists’ Royalties Committed to the growth and development of the African art market, Aspire Art Auctions is the first auction house in South African history to pay living, South African artists royalties on the resale of their works of art. This long-awaited implementation…

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05 Feb 2017

Aspire rights Artists’ Royalties

Committed to the growth and development of the African art market, Aspire Art Auctions is the first auction house in South African history to pay living, South African artists royalties on the resale of their works of art. This long-awaited implementation of the Artist Resale…

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01 Feb 2017

Inaugural Cape Auction Highlights

Following the record breaking success of Aspire’s Inaugural Auction, held in Johannesburg in October 2016, the eagerly awaited Inaugural Cape Auction will offer a diverse range of top quality historic, modern and contemporary fine art. World Travels Two key examples of JH Pierneef’s remarkable landscape…

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10 Jan 2017

Festive Highlights

Aspire Art Auctions Inaugural Cape Auction 2017 With the festive season in sight, as temperatures rise and Cape Town swells with local and international visitors, anticipation is building for Aspire Art Auctions’ inaugural Cape Auction to be held on the 27 March 2017. Whether offered…

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10 Dec 2016

Exceeding High Expectations

Aspire Art Auctions achieved a staggeringly high average of R322 527 per lot in its inaugural Johannesburg auction. This is more than 600% over the average price per lot of R50 800 attained in South African auction houses, in the first half of 2016, as…

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05 Dec 2016

From Pierneef to Pefection

The line-up for Aspire Art Auction’s inaugural sale on 31 October 2016 at The Park on 7 in Hyde Park, Johannesburg includes an extraordinary selection of art with wide appeal. Works range from JH Pierneef’s breathtaking Karoo near Hofmeyer, painted in 1930 probably while traveling…

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10 Oct 2016