Are self-portraits the new selfie?

2018-04-17 17:26

Kim Kardashian declared that the selfie was over last year. Even Google searches for the term have declined since then...

At this Joburg school, the teacher dresses up as Wonder Woman and the kids learn to become heroes

2018-04-12 16:16

It’s a South African first, and possibly a world first too. Cosplay, the art of dressing up as your favourite comic book character, has taken this school by storm.

Rare Picasso self-portrait, when he was under Nazi threat, expected to fetch $70m

2018-04-01 17:52

A rare Picasso believed to be a self-portrait created when he was under threat of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp is expected to fetch $70m at auction.

Four South African paintings were sold for more than R1 million each in one evening

2018-03-07 18:04

A colourful still life with a coffee pot fetched R2.273 million.

A painting being called the 'African Mona Lisa' just sold for R19.6 million at an auction after being lost for decades

2018-03-01 14:48

The painting is of the Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu.

PICS: Enzo Ferrari was born 120 years ago

2018-02-20 08:48

The Ferrari Museum is celebrating the anniversary of its founder with a fantastic photo exhibition.

Your #weekendedit - the festival edition

2017-12-22 08:00

A lot of these music events have become a lot more stylish.

WATCH: Viral dance video wants to get South Africans into the 'summer vibe'

2017-12-19 11:35

The visionary behind a viral dance video, set in Cape Town's iconic foreshore, says he was inspired by his love for dance and music to get South Africans into "the summer vibe".

Check out these surfboards turned into beautiful works of art!

2017-11-28 11:57

The Wavescape Artboard Auction looks set for a bumper year as art collectors jostle for ownership of artworks by top South African artists.

Talented artist turns 20 000 emojis into lifelike portraits of celebs

2017-11-24 15:48

Thought emojis were only meant for text messages?

 

Here's what the 15 most expensive paintings from South Africa look like

2018-04-14 16:48

Works by Irma Stern and Jacob Hendrik Pierneef have sold for astronomical amounts. This is what they look like.

Investment: Here are the top-selling SA artists

2018-04-10 15:28

About R5.5bn of the top-end African art market of about R12bn is held in South Africa, according to the South Africa 2018 Wealth Report.

Rare artworks by Oltmann and Methven uncovered

2018-03-13 13:26

A pair of rare Walter Oltmann pencil drawings were uncovered during Strauss & Co’s valuation session at the Tatham Art Gallery on Monday.

Quarrel over Sarah Baartman sculpture at UCT

2018-03-03 08:35

The decision by a UCT librarian to uncover the sculpture of Sarah Baartman at the university’s main library at the end of last year, has sparked a row.

Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking is a two-way street

2018-02-22 11:46

We chat to Amanda Palmer on what it means to be a giver, asker, singer, songwriter and bestselling author.

2018's five hottest décor trends that you need to get on board with

2018-01-05 10:00

From show-stopping digital wall art to fancy metallics, these trends will be dominating the design scene this year.

How to invest in art

2017-12-20 10:25

For many investors the art market is a space to rather just avoid, but you don’t have to be an expert or collector to tap into this market.

Saudi crown prince bought $450m da Vinci

2017-12-08 22:05

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450m at auction, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Lorenzo Plaatjies illustrating longing

2017-11-26 00:00

For Joburg-based artist, art director and game developer Lorenzo Plaatjies, talent trumps everything, writes Rhodé Marshall.

Local artist turns surfboard into beautiful art piece for a very good cause

2017-11-22 10:39

Jake Aikman is one of the artists taking part in the annual Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival's art board exhibition. See his work here!

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