Soweto Gold takes over the tower

2018-06-24 08:44

It was an eKasi-style event at Chaf Pozi restaurant in Orlando on Thursday at the unveiling of new township-brewed Soweto Gold-inspired artwork on one of the two iconic cooling towers in Soweto.

Anthony Bourdain bought a painting with a chilling title days before his death, and the artist is devastated

2018-06-08 16:06

Just last week, Bourdain purchased a piece of artwork by John Lurie entitled, "The sky is falling, I am learning to live with it."

Super-rich hunt for trophies leads to R38bn in sales

2018-05-20 20:45

The super-rich invest in art as a status symbol, but also to make money, hoping for big returns on their down payment.

Mmabatho Montsho's painted worshippers

2018-04-29 00:00

Film maker and actor Mmabatho Montsho has been gaining recognition as an artist with her evocative paintings. She chats to Rhodé Marshall about turning her visions of Methodist church women into moving pieces of art.

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.

 

WATCH: A doccie on Vivienne Westwood's London - plus all the celebs who love to wear her designs on the red carpet

2018-06-15 12:32

See the British capital through the eyes of this quirky, creative fashion genius. (LONG FORM)

Irma Stern works never before seen in public up for auction

2018-05-30 19:53

Two paintings by Irma Stern, held in private family collections, are among works set to go on auction this winter, according to Aspire Art Auctions.

How to 'read' the SA art market

2018-05-01 18:00

Many who are tempted to begin collecting art or are expanding their collections, want to know how to "read" the art market, says the director at Aspire Art Auctions. How to 'read' the SA art market

Kudzanai Chiurai's new exhibition looks at the madness of colonisation

2018-04-22 00:00

In his exhibition Madness and Civilization, Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai explores the cyclical nature of struggle, liberation and freedom. For Yolisa Qunta it’s a fresh look at familiar themes.

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.

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