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The StraussOnline auctions start today and include Contemporary works like André Naudé's 'Forest Leaves'

Leading fine art auctioneers, Strauss & Co, today launch their series of StraussOnline auctions. From 13-27 July, these auctions will boast a broad selection of top-quality South African Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art. DECO takes a look at the exciting lots.

Always looking for new art works to inspire us, we were excited to learn this week that Strauss & Co are launching their StraussOnline auctions. For those who aspire to build their photography collection, we have learnt that the auction will feature attractive photographic works by, amongst others, Mikhael Subotzky, Greg Marinovich and Pieter Hugo. With a strong contemporary photography element representing some of the most highly regarded names in the industry today, also included is the popular publication by David Goldblatt, Some Afrikaners Photographed.

The strong works-on-paper element of this sale, as well as highly desirable painting, is buoyed by contemporary artists such as Robert Hodgins, Wayne Barker, Colbert Mashile, Matthew Hindley, Christian Nerf, Conrad Botes, Sandile Zulu, John Meyer, Simon Stone and Breyten Breytenbach. There is also a variety of very covetable multiples by artists including Walter Battiss, Norman Catherine, William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Peter Clarke, David Koloane and Gerhard Marx.

Pieter Hugo; Paul Ankomah, Wild Honey Collector, Techiman District, Ghana 16808a
Pieter Hugo | ‘Paul Ankomah, Wild Honey Collector, Techiman District, Ghana’ 2005 | R25 000 – R35 000
Mikhael Subotzky Encounters Marico and West Point 16782a
Mikhael Subotzky | ‘Encounters: Marico and West Point’ | R30 000 – R50 000
William Kentridge Chaise Longue
William Kentridge | ‘Chaise-Longue’ | R40 000 – R60 000

A selection of prints and multiples as well as Modern and Contemporary artworks will be on display at the StraussOnline stand (GH7) at the Turbine Art Fair from 16-19 July. This will also be an opportunity to explore and enjoy the StraussOnline experience with the assistance of a Strauss & Co specialist who will guide prospective bidders through the process, should this still be daunting.

A selection of prints and multiples as well as Modern and Contemporary artworks will be on display at the StraussOnline stand (GH7) at the Turbine Art Fair from 16-19 July.

The sale also includes works by celebrated Modern artists such as Ezrom Legae, Lucas Sithole, Sidney Goldblatt, Sydney Kumalo, Lippy Lipshitz, Jackson Hlungwani, Christo Coetzee and Diederick During. After the exceptional results achieved for Edoardo Villa in the Strauss & Co June live sale, the selection of his painted steel sculptures is likely to inspire competitive bidding.

Robert Hodgkins Harlequin
Robert Hodgins | ‘Harlequin’ | R30 000 – R50 000
André Naudé | 'Forest Leaves' | R10 000 – R15 000
André Naudé | ‘Forest Leaves’ | R10 000 – R15 000

On the traditional, 20th century front, artists featured include JH Pierneef, Maurice van Essche, Gregoire Boonzaier, Maggie Laubser, Hugo Naudé, Terence McCaw, William Timlin, Pieter Wenning, Frans Oerder, Jean Welz and Anton van Wouw.

For DECO readers, there is a huge choice of art to appeal to every taste in this varied collection. Though the styles and character of the works differ dramatically, the one abiding constant is the presence of quality and assurance of authenticity that has become synonymous with Strauss & Co. So take a look at the collection this week and expand your art collection in an instant.



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