Get your art valued by the professionals

2018-03-14 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Part of one of the painting that were valued.

PHOTO: supplied Part of one of the painting that were valued.

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ART specialists Alastair Meredith and Wilhelm van Rensburg from Strauss & Co are coming to KwaZulu- Natal and will be providing art valuations in Pietermaritzburg and Durban this month.

If you are considering selling your artwork or are interested in getting an evaluation, make an appointment and take your artwork to Strauss & Co’s team of art specialists, who will provide you with estimates on your pieces.

Valuation days such as these frequently uncover rare and forgotten works by some of South Africa’s most significant artists. Important works have been sourced from KwaZulu-Natal, including Walter Battiss’s world-record painting, African Figures. More recently, major works by William Kentridge (Untitled Drawing Towards Responsible Hedonism) and Penny Siopis (Allsorts) have generated huge interest at auction.

Strauss & Co experts are recognised for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the art market, which allows them to provide accurate, market-related estimates. They take pride in working closely with sellers and buyers, advising them throughout the sales process.

Dr Meredith will be hosting a talk at both of the events titled A Century of South African Art in 10 Pictures, which is a sweeping account of South African art during the 20th century, using a picture from each decade as a historical and aesthetic touchstone.

This informative and entertaining presentation is one not to be missed.

Strauss & Co is the global leader in the South African art market and holds the records for the highest prices achieved for numerous South African artists.

February saw Strauss & Co host an auction of contemporary art in Cape Town, which affirmed the reputation at auction of senior artists such as Robert Hodgins, Kentridge, Karel Nel and Siopis, but also — and importantly in the context of this new sale — uncovered a collector’s appetite for works by a younger generation of artists, notably painters.

March 12 is valuation day in Pietermaritzburg.

Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm.

Venue: The Tatham Art Gallery, Chief Albert Luthuli Street (opp. city hall).

Cost: R35 as a donation to the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery.

Talk: Dr Alastair Meredith — A century of South African Art in 10 Pictures,

5.30 pm for 6 pm. Drinks and canapés will be served.

RSVP: Susie Goodman at
or 072 896 7706 or 011 728 8246.

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