THE SOUTH AFRICAN ART MARKET

  • From: February 28, 2013 at 5:30am     To: October 26, 2014 at 7:30am
THE SOUTH AFRICAN ART MARKET

AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

LECTURE BY GILES PEPPIATT

Venue: Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko South African Museum
Time: 17:30
Members R50, Non-Members R70, Students R30

Giles Peppiatt is one of the world leading experts on South African Art and in 2007 he established the first ever London auction devoted entirely to South African artists.  These sales have now established London as the global centre for South African art with the turnover in 2011 in excess of $17 million, the highlight being the sale of Irma Stern’s Arab Priest for $5 million.

Bonhams’ South African auctions now hold the world record prices for all the major South African artists; Irma Stern R43M, J H Pierneef R13M, Alexis Preller R11M and Gerard Sekoto R10M.   These record prices confirm emphatically that South Africa's best artists are now appealing to a global audience who are prepared to pay the highest international prices for top works.  Not only is London the undisputed centre of the international art market, but also the sale presents South African art in a radically different and more prestigious manner and so attracts the increasing international interest in these works compared to the domestic predominance of the market within South Africa in the past.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For further information please contact Lizzie O’Hanlon on 021 481 3951 or sangfriends@iziko.org.za

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