Inherited painting nets retired owner over a million

2016-05-25 09:02

A rare painting by Vladimir Tretchi­koff, which was recently discovered in Pietermaritzburg, has been auctioned for more than R1.7m.

You need to see these wacky food photos

2016-03-31 15:54

Art meets food in Martin Parr's documentary food photographs.

Fancy yourself a 3D illusionist?

2016-02-22 14:28

The 3D street art phenomenon has fascinated people across the world. Now anyone can create their own 3D illusions using a mobile app developed by media entrepreneur, James Sands.

Art in the Park moves to National Botanical Garden

2016-02-17 10:03

The KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden is officially the new venue of this year’s Art in the Park — one of the country’s largest outdoor art exhibits — from May 4 to May 8.

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul

2016-01-30 20:12

Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reports.

How do you pick a winning artist?

2016-01-19 15:39

Is buying art as simple as buying a car? Finweek contributor Johan Myburg explores ways to pick a winning artist, before their works become unaffordable.

Dream Car contest: Is your child a car artist?

2015-11-18 10:27

Cars fly on fairy dust, run on magic juice and have 20 wheels.... Toyota has announced its 'Dream Car' competition for children. Is your child an aspiring car artist?

5 South African street artists you should know about

2015-10-28 14:41

These artists prove that galleries aren’t the only place for artistic brilliance.

New home for Art in the Park

2015-10-02 07:26

Reserch conducted at the 53rd Art in the Park exhibition this year found that for the event to thrive it needed a new home and new attractions to increase foot traffic and drive art sales.

Oakland Zoo to auction paintings by its animals

2015-09-10 16:00

The Oakland Zoo is to auction abstract paintings by its animals to raise funds.

Bids for SA collector's Picasso sketch start at R3m

A drawing by Pablo Picasso owned by a South African collector is expected to fetch bids starting at R3-million.

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Art auction with a difference to help those with HIV

2016-03-13 08:00

Renowned artists and celebrities have come together to create unique chairs to go under the hammer in London. This is to raise funds in for a charity that helps young South Africans living with HIV.

Young artists turning heads

2016-02-17 14:00

A new generation of young artists are changing the world of art. finweek caught up with two artists making waves in the industry with their modern creations.

PICS: This man spent 25 years carving breathtaking giant caves in a high desert

2016-02-01 13:27

A man has spent 25 years of his life creating some of the most breathtaking man-made caves in the depths of New Mexico’s high desert.

This photograph of a potato sold for almost R18m

2016-01-27 13:59

A photograph of a humble potato has reportedly been sold for €1m, equivalent to almost R18m.

For the love of art

2015-12-24 07:30

2015 saw an immense amount of money being spent at art auctions. finweek takes a look at some of the works that were sold and the artists who created them.

NUDE WARNING: Sultry painting fetches record R2.4bn

2015-11-10 09:16

Amedeo Modigliani’s painting of a sultry nude has fetched $170.4m, the second-highest auction price for any artwork. (Warning: Story contains images of nudity)

‘Respect for the President’s penis now!’

2015-10-05 08:00

A new art show that opened in Joburg this week has set tongues wagging.

Shaping beauty out of scrap

2015-09-11 14:21

Chenjerai Mutasa and Isaac Mukonde are Zimbabwean artists who bring to life the junk that we toss out. Using old car parts, wire, driftwood, metal and stone — mostly accrued from the scrapyard — they build beautiful and imaginative sculptures.

Stern painting used as notice board fetches R17.5m

2015-09-10 09:21

An Irma Stern painting, originally auctioned off to pay for Nelson Mandela's treason trial legal fees, has been sold for a record R17.5m.

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