‘Respect for the President’s penis now!’

2015-10-04 16:44

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

The business of art and arms

2015-09-13 15:18

Garreth van Niekerk sat down with arms dealer Ivor Ichikowitz ahead of the launch of his heritage art collection at Art Week Joburg.

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.

Where to eat on First Thursdays

2015-09-03 11:02

It's a night not to be missed.

'Eerie' link between SA, Chinese art prices

2015-08-20 07:49

Volumes of SA art sold at auction have declined, but average prices paid were exactly the same as during the last half of 2014, an index shows.

SA artwork worth millions used as kitchen notice board in London flat

2015-07-22 17:13

A South African painting worth millions has been discovered in a London flat, where it was being used as a kitchen notice board - and it also has an interesting history which includes Nelson Mandela.

Queen puzzled by artist's blue pony painting

2015-06-25 19:24

Queen Elizabeth II may have been at a loss for words when German President Joachim Gauck presented a portrait of her as young girl sitting atop a blue pony - but the British press had a field day.

Rare ancient Egyptian shroud fetches fortune

2015-06-18 21:10

A rare 3 400-year-old Egyptian burial shroud has fetched millions at auction in Paris.

Witbooi's political pop art

2015-06-07 17:02

Khaya Witbooi makes a kind of political pop art that looks at South African life in living colour

SA art auction rakes in R48m

2015-06-03 15:53

A rare Ernest Mancoba, two Pierneefs and a Jane Alexander are among the art works that have raised a whopping R48m in an auction by Strauss & Co in Johannesburg.


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.

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.

Taiwan boy punches Italian masterpiece

2015-08-25 15:58

A 12-year-old boy has punched a hole through a $1.5m centuries-old Italian oil painting after he tripped and fell into the piece.

Tutu art unveiled as the Arch returns to hospital

2015-08-18 15:55

A series of bright artworks featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu were unveiled at Cape Town’s City Hall just as the national icon was readmitted to hospital for a third time in recent months.

'Art treated us well'

2015-07-16 14:46

With both parents who are professional painters, it is no surprise that their children have both chosen art as their careers and are making waves in the traditionally stern art world with their playful paintings.

Visual art at the National Arts Festival

2015-06-21 15:10

There are worse places to get some respite from the howling Grahamstown winds than the plethora of visual art exhibitions at the National Arts Festival this year. Here are some of the top picks.

Art: As good as gold?

2015-06-14 15:00

‘When we look at the subindices of the media, we see the now decade-old declining dominance of oil,” ­George Herman, a senior ­investment strategist at ­Citadel Investment Services, tells City Press.

Queen's vagina at Versailles raises eyebrows

2015-06-05 22:31

A suggestive sculpture is raises eyebrows at Versailles - just as artist Kapoor planned.

Sotheby's to proceed with sale of 'stolen' Russian painting

2015-05-31 16:00

Sotheby's says it will proceed with the auction in London of a painting by a famous Russian artist Russian which authorities say was stolen.

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