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?

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)

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.

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.

WATCH: Art auctions bring in R29bn in New York

Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio takes a look at some of the art market's biggest hits and misses and the growing competition among auction houses to sell the finest works.

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Photo Story: Art on walls

2015-10-29 10:36

Art is once again at the centre of controversy. Artist Ayanda Mabulu has sparked outrage with a crude painting that depicts a nude President Jacob Zuma seemingly enjoying an act of group sex. But in Joburg, art of a different form is making a powerful statement. Graffiti artists make their mark on walls across the city, spray-painting murals that communicate silent, sometimes confusing, but strong messages. Photographer Elizabeth Sejake captured a few murals in and around the City of Gold

‘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.

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.

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