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Is it too early for a #tbt? 📆

Our #AAASpring18 sale hosted in Johannesburg on 28 October saw new world auction records set for Alexis Preller and William Kentridge as well as for works by contemporary artists Pieter Hugo and Georgina Gratrix.

Following the success of the sale, we are now inviting consignments for our #AAASummer19 Auction to be hosted in Cape Town in March next year.

Contact enquiries@aspireart.net to learn how you can sell with Aspire.

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Is it too early for a #tbt ? 📆 Our #AAASpring18  sale hosted in Johannesburg on 28 October saw new world auction records set for Alexis Preller and William Kentridge as well as for works by contemporary artists Pieter Hugo and Georgina Gratrix. Following the success of the sale, we are now inviting consignments for our #AAASummer19  Auction to be hosted in Cape Town in March next year. Contact enquiries@aspireart.net to learn how you can sell with Aspire. #aspireartauctions  #sale  #art  #historic  #modern  #contemporary  #southafricanart  #internationalart 
Our #AAASpring18 Auction has kicked off!👨🏻‍⚖️ To follow the sale, visit our website or Invaluable.com

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Alfred Thoba | Soccer Mash (sic) | 2010 | oil on canvas laid down on board | 40.5 x 69 cm | Estimate: R70 000 - 100 000

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Our #AAASpring18  Auction has kicked off!👨🏻‍⚖️ To follow the sale, visit our website or Invaluable.com #artworkcaption  Alfred Thoba | Soccer Mash (sic) | 2010 | oil on canvas laid down on board | 40.5 x 69 cm | Estimate: R70 000 - 100 000 #aspireartauctions  #upcomingsale  #kickoff  #contemporaryart  #modernart  #historicart  #southafricanart  #art  #exhibition  #exhibitionalert  #artexhibitionalert  #artexhibitionsa  #artist  #art  #creative  #artist  #gallery  #artgallery  #saart  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #instalike  #instadaily  #instagood  #instagram  #amazing  #africa  #johannesburg  #southafrica 
Fierce bidding in the room and on the telephones at our #AAASpring18 Auction in Johannesburg resulted in William Kentridge’s exceptional Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms) reaching a significant R5.8 million on the hammer.

This exciting result surpasses the previous local auction record, set at our #AAASpring17 Auction, and sets a new international record for a drawing by the artist.

Visit our website for more results.

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Fierce bidding in the room and on the telephones at our #AAASpring18  Auction in Johannesburg resulted in William Kentridge’s exceptional Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms) reaching a significant R5.8 million on the hammer. This exciting result surpasses the previous local auction record, set at our #AAASpring17  Auction, and sets a new international record for a drawing by the artist. Visit our website for more results. #aspireartauctions  #williamkentridge  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #record  #news  #auctionrecord  #artauction 
Our #AAASpring18 Auction has kicked off!👨🏻‍⚖️ To follow the sale, visit our website or Invaluable.com

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Alfred Thoba | Soccer Mash (sic) | 2010 | oil on canvas laid down on board | 40.5 x 69 cm | Estimate: R70 000 - 100 000

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Last chance to view our #AAASpring18 public preview!

View the collection of historic, modern and contemporary art on offer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg until 5pm today.

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@gggratrix 💐@pennysiopis 🍰 Still life Saturday #aspireartauctions #aaaspring18
We’re waltzing into the weekend 💃🏻
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“This is an amusing localisation to a South African geographical context of the title of the controversial 1972 erotic film Last Tango in Paris.
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Another musical allusion to a past era is hinted at in the title, which calls to mind Engelbert Humperdinck’s highly popular 1969 hit song The Last Waltz.”
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Stanley Pinker | The Last Waltz | oil on canvas and board | 69.5 x 45.5 cm | Estimate: R700 000 - 1 000 000
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We’re waltzing into the weekend 💃🏻 _ “This is an amusing localisation to a South African geographical context of the title of the controversial 1972 erotic film Last Tango in Paris. _ Another musical allusion to a past era is hinted at in the title, which calls to mind Engelbert Humperdinck’s highly popular 1969 hit song The Last Waltz.” _ #artworkcaption  Stanley Pinker | The Last Waltz | oil on canvas and board | 69.5 x 45.5 cm | Estimate: R700 000 - 1 000 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #stanleypinker  #modernart  #AAASpring18  #upcomingauction  #toplot  #saturday 
Am here. Last time I attended an art exhibition, I vowed never to attend one again. But I was wrong and I'm human and the art is awesome. I'm redeemed. Thank you for your kind invitation to the cocktail evening preview #aspireartauctions 
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Am here. Last time I attended an art exhibition, I vowed never to attend one again. But I was wrong and I'm human and the art is awesome. I'm redeemed. Thank you for your kind invitation to the cocktail evening preview #aspireartauctions  @aspireartauctions @canonrsa #clivehassallphotography  www.clivehassall.com
Leading our #AAASpring18 Auction is Alexis Preller's 'Adam', an electrifying painting produced in 1972 ⚡️
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The work forms part of a small group of Adamic figures that concerned the artist in his late career. Preller was interested in both Adam as the first human figure and also with Adam as a version of the Apollo of Classical antiquity - in many ways an ideal of male beauty. 'Adam' demonstrates many of the key characteristics of Preller’s imagining of the male psyche in his oeuvre and in his personal mythography.
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It is certainly telling that Preller deemed 'Adam' a significant enough work to go to the São Paulo Biennale of 1973, an exhibition for which he only selected  five works.
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Alexis Preller | Adam | 1972 | oil on canvas | 102 x 102 cm | Estimate: R8 000 000 – 10 000 000
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#aspireartauctions #leadinglot #modernart #southafricanart #alexispreller #adam #mancrushmonday #mcm #upcomingauction #art
Leading our #AAASpring18  Auction is Alexis Preller's 'Adam', an electrifying painting produced in 1972 ⚡️ _ The work forms part of a small group of Adamic figures that concerned the artist in his late career. Preller was interested in both Adam as the first human figure and also with Adam as a version of the Apollo of Classical antiquity - in many ways an ideal of male beauty. 'Adam' demonstrates many of the key characteristics of Preller’s imagining of the male psyche in his oeuvre and in his personal mythography. _ It is certainly telling that Preller deemed 'Adam' a significant enough work to go to the São Paulo Biennale of 1973, an exhibition for which he only selected five works. _ Alexis Preller | Adam | 1972 | oil on canvas | 102 x 102 cm | Estimate: R8 000 000 – 10 000 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #leadinglot  #modernart  #southafricanart  #alexispreller  #adam  #mancrushmonday  #mcm  #upcomingauction  #art 
Saturday mojo 😍 thank you hun @melshaw001  for capturing this moment😘😘😘 loving your mojo hun 😍#aspireartauctions#jozilife#artylife #queensofab#art#loveandlight #queenstyle👑👑👑#iconic#shinebaby#letyourlightshine
2 pups at an art luncheon on a rainy Jozi weekend. #aspireartauctions #art #auction
My least favorite thing about these events is that it’s frowned upon to eat the garnish from your drink 🤷🏻‍♀️🥂🍷🍹 #AspireArtAuctions #Cultivate #FundRaiser
My least favorite thing about these events is that it’s frowned upon to eat the garnish from your drink 🤷🏻‍♀️🥂🍷🍹 #AspireArtAuctions #Cultivate #FundRaiser
Thank Fook it’s Friday 🎉
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Walter Battiss showed his rebellious character with more than just his creation of Fook. 
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Regarding his painting technique, as he himself admitted; “I painted with a palette knife because the Wits art school said you should never paint with a palette-knife.  So, I loved painting with a palette-knife. I loved being a rebel, doing what they said I mustn’t.”
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Battiss used a palette-knife and sgraffito detailing to create these two bold works featured in our #AAASpring18 Auction, bringing vibrancy and vitality to otherwise banal scenes.
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Walter Battiss | Flowers, fruit and paintbrushes | oil on canvas | 35.5 x 40.5 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000
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Walter Battiss | Traders | oil on canvas | 51.5 x 61.5 cm | Estimate: R500 000 - 700 000
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#aspireartauctions #TGIF #walterbattiss #fook #southafricanart #painting #upcomingauction #art #southafrica #highlight #friday #fridayfeeling
Thank Fook it’s Friday 🎉 _ Walter Battiss showed his rebellious character with more than just his creation of Fook. _ Regarding his painting technique, as he himself admitted; “I painted with a palette knife because the Wits art school said you should never paint with a palette-knife. So, I loved painting with a palette-knife. I loved being a rebel, doing what they said I mustn’t.” _ Battiss used a palette-knife and sgraffito detailing to create these two bold works featured in our #AAASpring18  Auction, bringing vibrancy and vitality to otherwise banal scenes. _ #artworkcaption  Walter Battiss | Flowers, fruit and paintbrushes | oil on canvas | 35.5 x 40.5 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000 _ Walter Battiss | Traders | oil on canvas | 51.5 x 61.5 cm | Estimate: R500 000 - 700 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #TGIF  #walterbattiss  #fook  #southafricanart  #painting  #upcomingauction  #art  #southafrica  #highlight  #friday  #fridayfeeling 
#siyakhulamichaelisauction 
#aspireartauctions in action, 
negotiating telephone bids from absent and international bidders. 
Says Emma Bedford, Director of Aspire Art Auctions, and team leader of its Cape Town office: “It’s rare and exciting for a fund-raising auction to galvanise the local market and simultaneously stimulate international interest – testimony to the global currency of art from this continent. It’s been our great privilege and pleasure to be involved in such a forward-looking and sustainable project. We look forward to being involved in such projects in years to come, increasingly benefitting the youth and working towards a better tomorrow”.
#siyakhulamichaelisauction  #aspireartauctions  in action, negotiating telephone bids from absent and international bidders. Says Emma Bedford, Director of Aspire Art Auctions, and team leader of its Cape Town office: “It’s rare and exciting for a fund-raising auction to galvanise the local market and simultaneously stimulate international interest – testimony to the global currency of art from this continent. It’s been our great privilege and pleasure to be involved in such a forward-looking and sustainable project. We look forward to being involved in such projects in years to come, increasingly benefitting the youth and working towards a better tomorrow”.
Tonight is the Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction, a fundraising initiative to benefit aspiring art students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. The auction has a great selection of artworks donated by established artists, including Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Bronwyn Katz, Donna Kukama, Gerda Scheepers and Jared Ginsburg.
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The live auction starts at the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art at 19:00 (CAT). Visit aspireart.net for more information. @bronwyn.katz @jkginsburg @gerdascheepers #donnakukama #dorotheekreutzfeldt #siyakhulamichaelis #aspireartauctions
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Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, ‘the cleaves and shoots are dark pink’ (2018) | acrylic, ink and oil pastel on canvas, 140 x 180 cm (Lot 63)
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Bronwyn Katz, ‘Orkaan Kwaatjie’ (2017) | Salvaged mattress and bed springs, 70 x 196 x 36 cm (Lot 24)
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Donna Kukama, ‘Se SA Feleng...(3)’ (2012) | Lightjet C-print, 80 x 53.5 cm (Lot 41)
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Gerda Scheepers, ‘Untitled 2’ (2017) | Fabric collage, 76 x 53.5 cm (Lot 66)
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Jared Ginsburg, ‘Untitled’ (2018) | Graphite on canvas, 135 x 174 cm (Lot 45)
Tonight is the Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction, a fundraising initiative to benefit aspiring art students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. The auction has a great selection of artworks donated by established artists, including Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Bronwyn Katz, Donna Kukama, Gerda Scheepers and Jared Ginsburg. • The live auction starts at the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art at 19:00 (CAT). Visit aspireart.net for more information. @bronwyn.katz @jkginsburg @gerdascheepers #donnakukama  #dorotheekreutzfeldt  #siyakhulamichaelis  #aspireartauctions  • Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, ‘the cleaves and shoots are dark pink’ (2018) | acrylic, ink and oil pastel on canvas, 140 x 180 cm (Lot 63) • Bronwyn Katz, ‘Orkaan Kwaatjie’ (2017) | Salvaged mattress and bed springs, 70 x 196 x 36 cm (Lot 24) • Donna Kukama, ‘Se SA Feleng...(3)’ (2012) | Lightjet C-print, 80 x 53.5 cm (Lot 41) • Gerda Scheepers, ‘Untitled 2’ (2017) | Fabric collage, 76 x 53.5 cm (Lot 66) • Jared Ginsburg, ‘Untitled’ (2018) | Graphite on canvas, 135 x 174 cm (Lot 45)
#Repost @athipatra
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Something special is happening tonight The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction .
#fordembabies 
#formynieces 
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The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis.
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Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1, which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair.
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Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1 | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000
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#aspireartauctions #siyakhulamichaelis #capetown #fundraisingauction #athipatraruga #bernisearle #154artfair #london @somersethouse #catalogue #nowonline #upcomingsale @siyakhula_michaelis
#Repost  @athipatra ・・・ Something special is happening tonight The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction . #fordembabies  #formynieces  _ The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis. _ Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1 , which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair. _ Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1  | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #siyakhulamichaelis  #capetown  #fundraisingauction  #athipatraruga  #bernisearle  #154artfair  #london  @somersethouse #catalogue  #nowonline  #upcomingsale  @siyakhula_michaelis
AUCTION DAY 👨🏻‍⚖️
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We’re looking forward to the Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction in Cape Town at 7pm this evening!
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The live auction is comprised of works by some of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists which will be sold to raise funds for comprehensive scholarships to go to promising students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Join us at Hiddingh Hall on the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh campus to celebrate the landmark occasion.
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Lots in this auction will be sold with no buyer’s commission added to the hammer price.
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#aspireartauctions #auctionday #southafricanart #contemporaryart #fundraiser #charityauction #uct #art
AUCTION DAY 👨🏻‍⚖️ _ We’re looking forward to the Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction in Cape Town at 7pm this evening! _ The live auction is comprised of works by some of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists which will be sold to raise funds for comprehensive scholarships to go to promising students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. _ Join us at Hiddingh Hall on the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh campus to celebrate the landmark occasion. _ Lots in this auction will be sold with no buyer’s commission added to the hammer price. _ #aspireartauctions  #auctionday  #southafricanart  #contemporaryart  #fundraiser  #charityauction  #uct  #art 
Something special is happening tonight The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction .
#fordembabies 
#formynieces 
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The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis.
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Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1, which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair.
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Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1 | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000
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#aspireartauctions #siyakhulamichaelis #fundraisingauction #athipatraruga #bernisearle #154artfair #catalogue #nowonline #upcomingsale @siyakhula_michaelis
Something special is happening tonight The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction . #fordembabies  #formynieces  _ The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis. _ Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1 , which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair. _ Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1  | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #siyakhulamichaelis  #fundraisingauction  #athipatraruga  #bernisearle  #154artfair  #catalogue  #nowonline  #upcomingsale  @siyakhula_michaelis
The contemporary offering in our upcoming #AAASpring18 Auction is led by William Kentridge’s ‘Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms)’. Stereoscope is the 8th animated film in William Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection series. The drawing depicts Kentridge’s alter-ego, and the main protagonist of the films, Soho Eckstein, in his characteristic pin-striped suit, standing head bowed in two largely empty rooms - an important point in the development of the film where Soho realizes his divided identity.
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The #GlobalAfricanArtMarketReport (2016) positions William Kentridge as the second most important and recognised contemporary artist from Africa, and #Artprice’s ‘Global 500’ ranks the artist at #279 in terms of turnover at auction, sales in the primary market, number of exhibitions in museums and commercial galleries, and the level of recognition among independent critics.
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William Kentridge | Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms) | 1999 | charcoal and pastel on paper | 120 x 160 cm | Estimate: R4 500 000 - 6 000 000
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#aspireartauctions #williamkentridge #contemporaryart #southafricanart #drawingsfornprojection #upcomingauction #upcomingsale
The contemporary offering in our upcoming #AAASpring18  Auction is led by William Kentridge’s ‘Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms)’. Stereoscope is the 8th animated film in William Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection series. The drawing depicts Kentridge’s alter-ego, and the main protagonist of the films, Soho Eckstein, in his characteristic pin-striped suit, standing head bowed in two largely empty rooms - an important point in the development of the film where Soho realizes his divided identity. _ The #GlobalAfricanArtMarketReport  (2016) positions William Kentridge as the second most important and recognised contemporary artist from Africa, and #Artprice ’s ‘Global 500’ ranks the artist at #279  in terms of turnover at auction, sales in the primary market, number of exhibitions in museums and commercial galleries, and the level of recognition among independent critics. _ #artworkcaption  William Kentridge | Drawing from Stereoscope (Double page, Soho in two rooms) | 1999 | charcoal and pastel on paper | 120 x 160 cm | Estimate: R4 500 000 - 6 000 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #williamkentridge  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #drawingsfornprojection  #upcomingauction  #upcomingsale 
With their sinister depictions of politicians and businessmen, these three works featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18 Auction are indicative of Robert Hodgins’ enjoyment for satirizing figures of power.
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Each created in the early 1990s, in particular, the works echo the socio-political climate of a transitioning South Africa. 
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Robert Hodgins | Demagogue (Government of the People, Through the People, Know What I Mean?) | Estimate: R350 000 - 500 000 | Lot 14
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Robert Hodgins | A Distant Connection | Estimate: R600 000 - 800 000 | Lot 57 
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Robert Hodgins | The Tenth Circle | Estimate: R600 000 - 900 000 | Lot 75
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#aspireartauctions #roberthodgins #southafricanlegend #contemporaryart #southafricanart #upcomingauction #upcomingsale #art #expressionism
With their sinister depictions of politicians and businessmen, these three works featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18  Auction are indicative of Robert Hodgins’ enjoyment for satirizing figures of power. _ Each created in the early 1990s, in particular, the works echo the socio-political climate of a transitioning South Africa. _ #artworkcaptions  Robert Hodgins | Demagogue (Government of the People, Through the People, Know What I Mean?) | Estimate: R350 000 - 500 000 | Lot 14 _ Robert Hodgins | A Distant Connection | Estimate: R600 000 - 800 000 | Lot 57 _ Robert Hodgins | The Tenth Circle | Estimate: R600 000 - 900 000 | Lot 75 _ #aspireartauctions  #roberthodgins  #southafricanlegend  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #upcomingauction  #upcomingsale  #art  #expressionism 
Penny Siopis used cake-icing nozzles instead of conventional brushes to create her highly sought after cake paintings 🍰
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The impasto paintings derived from Siopis’s childhood experiences in her family’s bakery explore the materiality of paint itself, along with notions of sexuality, excess and decadence.
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Tapers, featured in the artist’s 2009 exhibition at @izikomuseumssa is an #AAASpring18 highlight.
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Penny Siopis | Tapers | 1982 | oil and candles on canvas | 99 x 99 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000
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#aspireartauctions #pennysiopis #contemporaryart #southafricanart #cakepaintings #upcomingauction #upcomingsale #art #cake
Penny Siopis used cake-icing nozzles instead of conventional brushes to create her highly sought after cake paintings 🍰 _ The impasto paintings derived from Siopis’s childhood experiences in her family’s bakery explore the materiality of paint itself, along with notions of sexuality, excess and decadence. _ Tapers, featured in the artist’s 2009 exhibition at @izikomuseumssa is an #AAASpring18  highlight. _ #artworkcaption  Penny Siopis | Tapers | 1982 | oil and candles on canvas | 99 x 99 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #pennysiopis  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #cakepaintings  #upcomingauction  #upcomingsale  #art  #cake 
Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Judith Mason's birth.
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Mason is one of South Africa's most distinguished artists. Acutely politically aware, injustice angered her and she was fearless in her exploration of instances of inhumanity.
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As always, it is an honour to handle this phenomenal artist's work. Featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18 Auction is Mason's evocative 'Shroud so Far'.
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Judith Mason | Shroud so Far | oil on fabric and board | 280 x 120 cm | Estimate: R100 000 – 200 000
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#aspireartauctions #judithmason #southafricanlegends #southafricanart #upcomingauction #art
Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Judith Mason's birth. _ Mason is one of South Africa's most distinguished artists. Acutely politically aware, injustice angered her and she was fearless in her exploration of instances of inhumanity. _ As always, it is an honour to handle this phenomenal artist's work. Featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18  Auction is Mason's evocative 'Shroud so Far'. _ Judith Mason | Shroud so Far | oil on fabric and board | 280 x 120 cm | Estimate: R100 000 – 200 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #judithmason  #southafricanlegends  #southafricanart  #upcomingauction  #art 
"Under the Group Areas Act, Peter Clarke was evicted from Simon’s Town, and re-settled in Ocean View.  Clarke’s work reflects the spread of the social dislocation these forced removals caused, by way of documenting and capturing the subsequent uncertainty. 
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Both ‘Dinge kannie so aangaan nie’ and ‘Their shadow hangs over us’ depict communities of seemingly bewildered and secluded people in an environment threatened by disappearance... Documenting this tragedy of perpetual loss of self and place, is another way of refusing to forget and refusing to accept the status quo.” - Athi Mongezeleli Joja
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Having set a significant new auction record for the artist at our Winter auction in June, we look forward to offering these two historically important works by Peter Clarke in our upcoming #AAASpring18 auction.
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Peter Clarke | Dinge kannie so aangaan nie | 1976 | gouache on paper | 48 x 68 cm | Estimate: R500 000 – 800 000
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Peter Clarke | Their shadow hangs over us | 1974 | brush ink and pastel on paper | 83.5 x 57.5 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000
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#aspireartauctions #peterclarke #modernart #southafricanart #southafricanmasters #upcomingauction #upcomingsale #art
"Under the Group Areas Act, Peter Clarke was evicted from Simon’s Town, and re-settled in Ocean View. Clarke’s work reflects the spread of the social dislocation these forced removals caused, by way of documenting and capturing the subsequent uncertainty. _ Both ‘Dinge kannie so aangaan nie’ and ‘Their shadow hangs over us’ depict communities of seemingly bewildered and secluded people in an environment threatened by disappearance... Documenting this tragedy of perpetual loss of self and place, is another way of refusing to forget and refusing to accept the status quo.” - Athi Mongezeleli Joja _ Having set a significant new auction record for the artist at our Winter auction in June, we look forward to offering these two historically important works by Peter Clarke in our upcoming #AAASpring18  auction. _ #artworkcaptions  Peter Clarke | Dinge kannie so aangaan nie | 1976 | gouache on paper | 48 x 68 cm | Estimate: R500 000 – 800 000 _ Peter Clarke | Their shadow hangs over us | 1974 | brush ink and pastel on paper | 83.5 x 57.5 cm | Estimate: R400 000 - 600 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #peterclarke  #modernart  #southafricanart  #southafricanmasters  #upcomingauction  #upcomingsale  #art 
"Te arm vir kuns? Koop dan op skuld!" Lees die interesante artiekel in die @rapportsa 
@bidvestbanksa bied tans n lening aan spesifiek vir die aankoop van beleggings kuns.
Volgens die artiekel groei kuns van die wêreldmark die afgelope 20jaar met 36%.
Moenie uitmis op die geleendheid nie!
West 082 929 5124(kuns beleggings makelaar)
www.johnwestart.co.za
#alexispreller 
#bidvestbanksa 
#aspireartauctions 
#artbroker 
#investmentart
"Te arm vir kuns? Koop dan op skuld!" Lees die interesante artiekel in die @rapportsa @bidvestbanksa bied tans n lening aan spesifiek vir die aankoop van beleggings kuns. Volgens die artiekel groei kuns van die wêreldmark die afgelope 20jaar met 36%. Moenie uitmis op die geleendheid nie! West 082 929 5124(kuns beleggings makelaar) www.johnwestart.co.za #alexispreller  #bidvestbanksa  #aspireartauctions  #artbroker  #investmentart 
The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction e-catalogue is now available! Visit our website to browse now 🔍
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The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis.
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Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1, which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair.
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Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1 | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000
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#aspireartauctions #siyakhulamichaelis #fundraisingauction #athipatraruga #bernisearle #154artfair #catalogue #nowonline #upcomingsale @siyakhula_michaelis
The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction e-catalogue is now available! Visit our website to browse now 🔍 _ The isiXhosa term siyakhula, means ‘together we grow’. The phrase aptly captures the idea of established artists supporting a younger generation of future artists, a cause @bernisearle has supported since assuming the role of Director at Michaelis. _ Our cover lot is Athi-Patra Ruga’s Ilulwane #1 , which references the artist’s own Xhosa culture. Don’t miss Ruga’s solo exhibition Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions at Somerset House, London, as part of @154artfair. _ #artworkcaption  Athi-Patra Ruga | Ilulwane #1  | 2012 | inkjet print | 139 x 115 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 90 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #siyakhulamichaelis  #fundraisingauction  #athipatraruga  #bernisearle  #154artfair  #catalogue  #nowonline  #upcomingsale  @siyakhula_michaelis
Celebrating the life and work of Christo Coetzee!
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The Safest Place is the Knife’s Edge: Christo Coetzee (1929 – 2000) opened in Johannesburg this evening. The major retrospective exhibition includes over 90 works, exploring the artist’s experimental impulse over eight decades.
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#wesaw and #welike ‘Black Rose Africa’, which is included in the exhibition. The work was sold in our #AAAAutumn17 Auction in support of the Christo Coetzee Gallery and Museum in Tulbagh.
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#artworkcaption Featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18 Auction:
Christo Coetzee | Agro Alpha | 1986 | oil and enamel on Perspex and board | 123.5 x 122.5 cm | Estimate: R80 000 - 120 000
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#aspireartauctions #christocoetzee #retrospective #standardbankgallery #modernart #southafricanart #abstractart #upcomingauction
Celebrating the life and work of Christo Coetzee! _ The Safest Place is the Knife’s Edge: Christo Coetzee (1929 – 2000) opened in Johannesburg this evening. The major retrospective exhibition includes over 90 works, exploring the artist’s experimental impulse over eight decades. _ #wesaw  and #welike  ‘Black Rose Africa’, which is included in the exhibition. The work was sold in our #AAAAutumn17  Auction in support of the Christo Coetzee Gallery and Museum in Tulbagh. _ #artworkcaption  Featured in our upcoming #AAASpring18  Auction: Christo Coetzee | Agro Alpha | 1986 | oil and enamel on Perspex and board | 123.5 x 122.5 cm | Estimate: R80 000 - 120 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #christocoetzee  #retrospective  #standardbankgallery  #modernart  #southafricanart  #abstractart  #upcomingauction 
#wesaw and #welike Heliostat: Wim Botha, currently on show at the @norvalfoundation, Cape Town.
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Centered on the idea of refraction, the exhibition brings together key works from throughout the artist's career.
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We are excited to present Untitled (Ecstasy drawing) and Untitled (Red Velvet I, II and III) in our upcoming #AAASpring18 auction. View these works at the public preview in Johannesburg from 25 to 28 October.
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Wim Botha | Untitled (Ecstasy drawing) | 2010 | charcoal on paper | 98.5 x 69.5 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 80 000
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Wim Botha | Untitled (Red Velvet I, II and III) | 1999 | charcoal and oil on canvas | 120 x 60 cm each | Estimate: R100 000 - 150 000
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#aspireartauctions #wimbotha #heliostat #currentexhibition #norvalfoundation #contemporaryart #southafricanart
#wesaw  and #welike  Heliostat: Wim Botha, currently on show at the @norvalfoundation, Cape Town. _ Centered on the idea of refraction, the exhibition brings together key works from throughout the artist's career. _ We are excited to present Untitled (Ecstasy drawing) and Untitled (Red Velvet I, II and III) in our upcoming #AAASpring18  auction. View these works at the public preview in Johannesburg from 25 to 28 October. _ #artworkcaptions  Wim Botha | Untitled (Ecstasy drawing) | 2010 | charcoal on paper | 98.5 x 69.5 cm | Estimate: R60 000 - 80 000 _ Wim Botha | Untitled (Red Velvet I, II and III) | 1999 | charcoal and oil on canvas | 120 x 60 cm each | Estimate: R100 000 - 150 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #wimbotha  #heliostat  #currentexhibition  #norvalfoundation  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart 
Photographer Pieter Hugo spent weeks at a time travelling with the Gadawan Kura (Hyena Handlers) of Abuja in Nigeria, shooting his iconic series ‘The Hyena and Other Men’ which follows the group who make a living by performing with their animals and selling traditional medicines. 
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Featured in our #AAASpring18 Auction, ‘Hyena Men of Abuja’ depicts what Hugo describes as “itinerant minstrels... A group of men, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkeys and a few rock pythons.”
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#didyouknow #welike 
Selected works from the landmark series will be exhibited by @yossimilo at @154artfair which opens in London later this week. 
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Pieter Hugo | Hyena Men of Abuja | 2005 | archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag | 100 x 100 cm | Estimate: R80 000 - 100 000
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#aspireartauctions #springauction #upcomingsale #highlight #pieterhugo #photography #contemporaryart #southafricanart #154artfair
Photographer Pieter Hugo spent weeks at a time travelling with the Gadawan Kura (Hyena Handlers) of Abuja in Nigeria, shooting his iconic series ‘The Hyena and Other Men’ which follows the group who make a living by performing with their animals and selling traditional medicines. _ Featured in our #AAASpring18  Auction, ‘Hyena Men of Abuja’ depicts what Hugo describes as “itinerant minstrels... A group of men, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkeys and a few rock pythons.” _ #didyouknow  #welike  Selected works from the landmark series will be exhibited by @yossimilo at @154artfair which opens in London later this week. _ Pieter Hugo | Hyena Men of Abuja | 2005 | archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag | 100 x 100 cm | Estimate: R80 000 - 100 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #springauction  #upcomingsale  #highlight  #pieterhugo  #photography  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #154artfair 
Our #AAASpring18 Auction e-catalogue is now live!
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Click the link in our bio to start browsing 📚
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#aspireartauctions #historicart #modernart #contemporaryart #catalogue #outnow #williamkentridge #upcomingauction #sale #art
Spring is here, save the date! 🌸
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Our #AAASpring18 auction will be held on Sunday 28 October in Johannesburg.
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Visit the public preview from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 October at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Illovo. All are welcome!
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Catalogue coming soon, watch this space.
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Georgina Gratrix | I Love You All the Time | 2011 | oil on board | 140 x 120 cm | Estimates: R200 000 - 300 000
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#aspireartauctions #upcomingauction #georginagratrix #spring #savethedate #comingsoon #contemporaryart #southafricanart #art #auction
Spring is here, save the date! 🌸 _ Our #AAASpring18  auction will be held on Sunday 28 October in Johannesburg. _ Visit the public preview from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 October at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Illovo. All are welcome! _ Catalogue coming soon, watch this space. _ Georgina Gratrix | I Love You All the Time | 2011 | oil on board | 140 x 120 cm | Estimates: R200 000 - 300 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #upcomingauction  #georginagratrix  #spring  #savethedate  #comingsoon  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #art  #auction 
We are excited to announce that we have been selected as winners of the Strategic Project category at the 21st annual BASA awards in recognition of our pioneering Artist’s Resale Rights (ARR) project!
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#aspireartauctions #basa #businessandartssouthafrica #awards #strategicproject #arr #awards #art #business #BASA21 @business_and_arts_sa
Last chance to bid on Timed Online | Contemporary Art & Books! ⚡️
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Click the link in our bio to bid now. Lots close in 1-minute intervals from 4pm this evening.
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Lisa Brice | Chasing That High XVI | 2007 | oil on tracing paper | 21 x 29.5 cm | Estimates: R5 000 - 7 000
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#aspireartauctions #contemporaryart #lisabrice #contemporary #art #southafricanart #onlinesale #bidnow
Our current Timed Online auction, Contemporary Art & Books closes tomorrow from 4pm ⏰
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Purchase contemporary pieces of art, as well as the books which allow us deeper understandings of the works and the artists who created them.
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Click the link in our bio to place your bids now!
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Wayne Barker | Beauty Horror | oil and assemblage on Perspex in the artist’s handmade frame | 1989 | 22 x 22 cm | Estimates: R8 000 - 12 000
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Baker, W | Artist’s Monograph | R300 - 500
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#aspireartauctions #onlineauction #waynebarker #contemporaryart #contemporary #art #currentsale #bidnow
Our current Timed Online auction, Contemporary Art & Books closes tomorrow from 4pm ⏰ _ Purchase contemporary pieces of art, as well as the books which allow us deeper understandings of the works and the artists who created them. _ Click the link in our bio to place your bids now! _ Wayne Barker | Beauty Horror | oil and assemblage on Perspex in the artist’s handmade frame | 1989 | 22 x 22 cm | Estimates: R8 000 - 12 000 _ Baker, W | Artist’s Monograph | R300 - 500 _ #aspireartauctions  #onlineauction  #waynebarker  #contemporaryart  #contemporary  #art  #currentsale  #bidnow 
Shanah Tovah to all our clients, friends and followers celebrating! 🍎
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Pieter van der Westhuizen | Rosh Hashanah | 1988 | colour etching | 57 x 77 cm | Estimates: R12 000 - 18 000 (Click the link in our bio to see more!)
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#roshhashanah #shanahtovah #newyear #aspireartauctions #pietervanderwesthuizen #art #onlineauction #currentsale
Aspire is out and about at Joburg Art Week! 
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We have feature stories about art investing in all of the Art Fair media partner magazines, including a great spread with our friends at Business Day Wanted magazine, guest edited by art world influencer @pulanekingston. 
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#aspireartauctions #JAF #FNBJAF #JoburgArtWeek #JoburgArtFair
Aspire is out and about at Joburg Art Week! _ We have feature stories about art investing in all of the Art Fair media partner magazines, including a great spread with our friends at Business Day Wanted magazine, guest edited by art world influencer @pulanekingston. _ #aspireartauctions  #JAF  #FNBJAF  #JoburgArtWeek  #JoburgArtFair 
Join us at our Johannesburg offices from 2 to 4pm tomorrow, 8 September for an introduction to the Javett Art Centre, and to preview a selection of works from the founding collection!
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The exciting new art center, associated with the University of Pretoria will open later this year. 
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Contact kathryn@aspireart.net to RSVP.
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#aspireartauctions #javett #javettartcentre #newmuseum #art #southafricanart #universityofpretoria #JAF #joburgartweek #fnbjoburgartfair
We are exceptionally proud to announce our partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art on an exciting fundraising initiative, The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction.
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The landmark occasion will see significant works, donated by leading figures in the South African art world, sold at auction to raise funds for comprehensive scholarships to go to promising students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Watch this space for upcoming highlights, and learn more at www.siyakhulamichaelis.net 
@siyakhula_michaelis 
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Siwa Mgoboza | L’Êtres D’Africadia V Libertina La Reina | 2015 | inkjet Epson hot press on natural paper | 180 x 144 cm | Estimates: R70 000 - 90 000
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#SiyakhulaMichaelis #auction #fundraiser #uct #michaelis #aspireartauctions #contemporaryart #artauction #art #siwamgoboza #sale #highlight
We are exceptionally proud to announce our partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art on an exciting fundraising initiative, The Siyakhula Michaelis Art Auction. _ The landmark occasion will see significant works, donated by leading figures in the South African art world, sold at auction to raise funds for comprehensive scholarships to go to promising students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. _ Watch this space for upcoming highlights, and learn more at www.siyakhulamichaelis.net @siyakhula_michaelis _ #artworkcaption  Siwa Mgoboza | L’Êtres D’Africadia V Libertina La Reina | 2015 | inkjet Epson hot press on natural paper | 180 x 144 cm | Estimates: R70 000 - 90 000 _ #SiyakhulaMichaelis  #auction  #fundraiser  #uct  #michaelis  #aspireartauctions  #contemporaryart  #artauction  #art  #siwamgoboza  #sale  #highlight 
Contemporary portraiture 👥
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Unlike earlier movements, and due to developments in the field of photography, contemporary portraiture often has little to do with figuration. 
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Click the link in our bio to browse the variety of contemporary portraiture available on our current Timed Online auction.
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Selected lots are on view at our offices throughout the duration of the sale.
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#aspireartauctions #contemporary #art #contemporaryart #portraiture #auction #currentsale #marlenedumas #judithmason #bambosibiya #nelsonmakamo #johannlouw
Contemporary portraiture 👥 _ Unlike earlier movements, and due to developments in the field of photography, contemporary portraiture often has little to do with figuration. _ Click the link in our bio to browse the variety of contemporary portraiture available on our current Timed Online auction. _ Selected lots are on view at our offices throughout the duration of the sale. _ #aspireartauctions  #contemporary  #art  #contemporaryart  #portraiture  #auction  #currentsale  #marlenedumas  #judithmason  #bambosibiya  #nelsonmakamo  #johannlouw 
The value of an artist’s monograph is not just for the benefit of academics and galleries. 
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These books act as doorways to new or in-depth readings for all admirers, collectors and critics looking to gain a deeper understanding or appreciation for the artist and their work. 
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Our current Timed Online auction comprises both contemporary artworks, and the books which help make sense of them 📕 Click the link in our bio to browse the sale now. 
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Robert Hodgins | An Ill-Matched Couple; A Well-Matched Pair | 1996 | colour screenprints | 47 x 52.5 cm | Estimates: R35 000 - 50 000
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Atkinson, B. et al | Robert Hodgins | Estimates: R400 - 600
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#aspireartauctions #contemporary #art #contemporaryart #southafricanart #roberthodgins #books #monograph #currentsale #artist
The value of an artist’s monograph is not just for the benefit of academics and galleries. _ These books act as doorways to new or in-depth readings for all admirers, collectors and critics looking to gain a deeper understanding or appreciation for the artist and their work. _ Our current Timed Online auction comprises both contemporary artworks, and the books which help make sense of them 📕 Click the link in our bio to browse the sale now. _ #artworkcaption  Robert Hodgins | An Ill-Matched Couple; A Well-Matched Pair | 1996 | colour screenprints | 47 x 52.5 cm | Estimates: R35 000 - 50 000 _ Atkinson, B. et al | Robert Hodgins | Estimates: R400 - 600 _ #aspireartauctions  #contemporary  #art  #contemporaryart  #southafricanart  #roberthodgins  #books  #monograph  #currentsale  #artist 
Timed Online | Contemporary Art and Books in now open for bidding! ⚡️
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The sale comprises over 300 lots of contemporary South African art and rare international and local art books.
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Click the link in our bio to bid now.
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Lot 1 | Jane Alexander | Belief and Ritual/ Geloof en Ritueel: Respecting | 1995 | image size: 22 x 25 cm | Estimates: R2 000 - 3 000
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#aspireartauctions #bidnow #online #onlineauction #sale #contemporaryart #contemporary #art #southafricanart #janealexander
Timed Online | Contemporary Art and Books in now open for bidding! ⚡️ _ The sale comprises over 300 lots of contemporary South African art and rare international and local art books. _ Click the link in our bio to bid now. _ #artworkcaption  Lot 1 | Jane Alexander | Belief and Ritual/ Geloof en Ritueel: Respecting | 1995 | image size: 22 x 25 cm | Estimates: R2 000 - 3 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #bidnow  #online  #onlineauction  #sale  #contemporaryart  #contemporary  #art  #southafricanart  #janealexander 
We are proud to have been selected as a finalist in the Special Project category of the 21st Annual @business_and_arts_sa (BASA) Awards, in recognition of our pioneering Artist’s Resale Rights (ARR) project. Thank you to BASA and all the artists who make the project a worthwhile reality!
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#aspireartauctions #basa #businessandartssouthafrica #awards #specialproject #arr #awards #art #business
#wesaw and #weliked Helen Sebidi’s solo exhibition Batlhaping Ba Re! now open at the @norvalfoundation 
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The exhibition comprises works in a number of media from throughout the artist’s career, spanning more than 50 years. 
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We are pleased to present this etching by Sebidi in our upcoming Timed Online auction, open for bidding from 4-11 September. Click the link in our bio for more. 
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Helen Sebidi | Time of Mischief | 1993 | etching | sheet size: 25.5 x 29.5 cm | Estimates: R3 000 - 5 000
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#helensebidi #soloexhibition #aspireartauctions #upcomingauction #highlights #contemporaryart #art #contemporary #southafricanart
#wesaw  and #weliked  Helen Sebidi’s solo exhibition Batlhaping Ba Re! now open at the @norvalfoundation _ The exhibition comprises works in a number of media from throughout the artist’s career, spanning more than 50 years. _ We are pleased to present this etching by Sebidi in our upcoming Timed Online auction, open for bidding from 4-11 September. Click the link in our bio for more. _ #artworkcaption  Helen Sebidi | Time of Mischief | 1993 | etching | sheet size: 25.5 x 29.5 cm | Estimates: R3 000 - 5 000 _ #helensebidi  #soloexhibition  #aspireartauctions  #upcomingauction  #highlights  #contemporaryart  #art  #contemporary  #southafricanart 
Introducing the fourth of our focused online auctions, Timed Online | Contemporary Art and Books! 🌊 
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The sale is currently live for viewing, click the link in our bio to browse the auction and register.
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Bidding opens at 8am on Tuesday 4 September ⏰
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Jake Aikman | 2018 | Atlantic View (Veiled) & Blue Window| oil on canvas | 30 x 30 cm each | Estimates: R18 000 - 22 000 each
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#aspireartauctions #contemporary #art #contemporaryart #books #upcomingsale #southafricanart #jakeaikman
Introducing the fourth of our focused online auctions, Timed Online | Contemporary Art and Books! 🌊 _ The sale is currently live for viewing, click the link in our bio to browse the auction and register. _ Bidding opens at 8am on Tuesday 4 September ⏰ _ #artworkcaptions  Jake Aikman | 2018 | Atlantic View (Veiled) & Blue Window| oil on canvas | 30 x 30 cm each | Estimates: R18 000 - 22 000 each _ #aspireartauctions  #contemporary  #art  #contemporaryart  #books  #upcomingsale  #southafricanart  #jakeaikman 
Marelize van Zyl is an Art Specialist, working from our Cape Town office: 
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"Working in the art industry has been my first and only choice and it is the business of art that motivates me every day. I joined Aspire as a Specialist in mid-2017 following a decade long gallery-career, and I am very enthusiastic about what the world of fine art auctioneering has to offer. Auctions bring much needed transparency and depth to the art market, and our company’s business focus allows me to work and specialize in various key areas of art, which on a personal level is great! I have a deep love for art history, am passionate about the modern movements and intrigued by the underlying ideas that inform contemporary work.
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It’s a real pleasure handling great works of art daily, doing a lot of valuations, research, writing and consulting, but the most rewarding part is to successfully place a work in a collection - private or public. It’s always nice seeing the works that we have handled in their locations and knowing that our company played a part in it.
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I find the auction itself quite exhilarating. On the day, I am usually a bundle of nerves. I want all the works to do well – for the sellers, collectors and ultimately for the legacy of the artists. This is how we create value within our economy of art. My favourite part is conducting telephone bidding for our clients. It always feels like I am in a team with them – I am on their side and our goal is to successfully get the winning bid on the artwork they want."
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#aspireartauctions #womensmonth #womenofAspire #AAAwomen #meettheteam
Marelize van Zyl is an Art Specialist, working from our Cape Town office: _ "Working in the art industry has been my first and only choice and it is the business of art that motivates me every day. I joined Aspire as a Specialist in mid-2017 following a decade long gallery-career, and I am very enthusiastic about what the world of fine art auctioneering has to offer. Auctions bring much needed transparency and depth to the art market, and our company’s business focus allows me to work and specialize in various key areas of art, which on a personal level is great! I have a deep love for art history, am passionate about the modern movements and intrigued by the underlying ideas that inform contemporary work. _ It’s a real pleasure handling great works of art daily, doing a lot of valuations, research, writing and consulting, but the most rewarding part is to successfully place a work in a collection - private or public. It’s always nice seeing the works that we have handled in their locations and knowing that our company played a part in it. _ I find the auction itself quite exhilarating. On the day, I am usually a bundle of nerves. I want all the works to do well – for the sellers, collectors and ultimately for the legacy of the artists. This is how we create value within our economy of art. My favourite part is conducting telephone bidding for our clients. It always feels like I am in a team with them – I am on their side and our goal is to successfully get the winning bid on the artwork they want." _ #aspireartauctions  #womensmonth  #womenofAspire  #AAAwomen  #meettheteam 
Precious Mvundla works as our house stewardess in the Johannesburg office of Aspire:
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“Our offices are often filled with some of the best South African art, and ensuring that the staff and clients in our space have smiles on their faces gives me great pride.
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I feel privileged to work with the Aspire team and I love celebrating both the everyday and special moments where we accomplish things together.”
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#aspireartauctions #womenofaspire #womensmonth #AAAwomen
Precious Mvundla works as our house stewardess in the Johannesburg office of Aspire: _ “Our offices are often filled with some of the best South African art, and ensuring that the staff and clients in our space have smiles on their faces gives me great pride. _ I feel privileged to work with the Aspire team and I love celebrating both the everyday and special moments where we accomplish things together.” _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofaspire  #womensmonth  #AAAwomen 
#topperformer @aspireartauctions 
At Aspires recent Winter 2018 auction, Robert Slingsby and Noria Mabasa more
than doubled their low estimates becoming the Winter 2018’s top performing living artists in relation to estimates.

Wrt deceased artists, Peter Clarke and David Goldblatt, more than doubled
their low estimates achieving staggering results.
#aspireartauctions @robertslingsby #oiloncanvas #davidgoldblatt #noriamabasa #peterclarke #auction #1984 #painting #art #congratulations #hunger #africanartists #contemporaryart #success #investmentartist #collectable #emptyplate #figurativeart
#topperformer  @aspireartauctions At Aspires recent Winter 2018 auction, Robert Slingsby and Noria Mabasa more than doubled their low estimates becoming the Winter 2018’s top performing living artists in relation to estimates. Wrt deceased artists, Peter Clarke and David Goldblatt, more than doubled their low estimates achieving staggering results. #aspireartauctions  @robertslingsby #oiloncanvas  #davidgoldblatt  #noriamabasa  #peterclarke  #auction  #1984  #painting  #art  #congratulations  #hunger  #africanartists  #contemporaryart  #success  #investmentartist  #collectable  #emptyplate  #figurativeart 
#topperformer @aspireartauctions 
At Aspires recent Winter 2018 auction, Robert Slingsby and Noria Mabasa more
than doubled their low estimates becoming the top performing living artists
in relation to estimates.

Wrt deceased artists, Peter Clarke and David Goldblatt, more than doubled
their low estimates achieving staggering results.
#aspireartauctions @robertslingsby #oiloncanvas #davidgoldblatt #noriamabasa #peterclarke #auction #1984 #painting #art #congratulations #africanartists #contemporaryart #success #investmentartist #collectable
#topperformer  @aspireartauctions At Aspires recent Winter 2018 auction, Robert Slingsby and Noria Mabasa more than doubled their low estimates becoming the top performing living artists in relation to estimates. Wrt deceased artists, Peter Clarke and David Goldblatt, more than doubled their low estimates achieving staggering results. #aspireartauctions  @robertslingsby #oiloncanvas  #davidgoldblatt  #noriamabasa  #peterclarke  #auction  #1984  #painting  #art  #congratulations  #africanartists  #contemporaryart  #success  #investmentartist  #collectable 
Nomfundo Landule works as our house steward in the Cape Town office of Aspire:
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“I love the busyness of auction time, and greeting clients and visitors who come in and out of our offices. Being surrounded by artworks all day at Aspire, I have learnt to appreciate art more and more.”
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Oh, and did we mention she makes a mean cup of coffee! ☕️
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#aspireartauctions #womenofaspire #womensmonth #AAAwomen
Nomfundo Landule works as our house steward in the Cape Town office of Aspire: _ “I love the busyness of auction time, and greeting clients and visitors who come in and out of our offices. Being surrounded by artworks all day at Aspire, I have learnt to appreciate art more and more.” _ Oh, and did we mention she makes a mean cup of coffee! ☕️ _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofaspire  #womensmonth  #AAAwomen 
Wendy Tyson is responsible for Client Management and Administration, and works in our Johannesburg office: 
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"My career with Aspire started at the end of 2016 and since then it has been one of the most rewarding journeys of my life.
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This is due to the diverse nature of the role I fulfil and the capacity for growth that the company cultivates in its staff. As Aspire’s client and administration manager, I feel truly passionate about interacting with the people who are at the centre of our business - our clients. I strive to ensure that the experience that each client has of this company is in line with the ethos embodied by Aspire - a pioneering ethos which is first and foremost ethical and full of integrity. My love of people is combined with a deep interest in creating business and administrative systems that facilitate a positive experience for all our clients. 
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It is immensely gratifying to work with clients in this way and become a part of the special stories that make up the backstories of so many of the artworks we deal with."
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#aspireartauctions #womenofAspire #AAAwomen #meettheteam #womensmonth
Wendy Tyson is responsible for Client Management and Administration, and works in our Johannesburg office: _ "My career with Aspire started at the end of 2016 and since then it has been one of the most rewarding journeys of my life. _ This is due to the diverse nature of the role I fulfil and the capacity for growth that the company cultivates in its staff. As Aspire’s client and administration manager, I feel truly passionate about interacting with the people who are at the centre of our business - our clients. I strive to ensure that the experience that each client has of this company is in line with the ethos embodied by Aspire - a pioneering ethos which is first and foremost ethical and full of integrity. My love of people is combined with a deep interest in creating business and administrative systems that facilitate a positive experience for all our clients. _ It is immensely gratifying to work with clients in this way and become a part of the special stories that make up the backstories of so many of the artworks we deal with." _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofAspire  #AAAwomen  #meettheteam  #womensmonth 
Jacqui Carney is an Art Specialist, working from our Johannesburg office:
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"Working at Aspire ensures that every day is different and brings with it different experiences, from seeing amazing artworks to meeting interesting people and everything in-between. Being part of and helping develop Aspire since its launch in 2016 has been the most incredible journey and I am so excited to watch the company grow from strength to strength.
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Arguably one of my favourite aspects of my job is being Head of catalogue production. I love working with our design team to ensure that our catalogues are world class. Designing the company’s look and feel, website and CI continues to be a most rewarding involvement.
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But ultimately, as a Fine Art graduate who is passionate about the field, it's all about working with the incredible artworks we deal with. There is nothing more gratifying than handling an artwork that I have read about or admired at exhibitions in the past - it affirms my love for art and makes me realise I’m in the right place in my life."
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#aspireartauctions #womenofAspire #AAAwomen #meettheteam #womensmonth
Jacqui Carney is an Art Specialist, working from our Johannesburg office: _ "Working at Aspire ensures that every day is different and brings with it different experiences, from seeing amazing artworks to meeting interesting people and everything in-between. Being part of and helping develop Aspire since its launch in 2016 has been the most incredible journey and I am so excited to watch the company grow from strength to strength. _ Arguably one of my favourite aspects of my job is being Head of catalogue production. I love working with our design team to ensure that our catalogues are world class. Designing the company’s look and feel, website and CI continues to be a most rewarding involvement. _ But ultimately, as a Fine Art graduate who is passionate about the field, it's all about working with the incredible artworks we deal with. There is nothing more gratifying than handling an artwork that I have read about or admired at exhibitions in the past - it affirms my love for art and makes me realise I’m in the right place in my life." _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofAspire  #AAAwomen  #meettheteam  #womensmonth 
Emma Bedford is Director and Senior Art Specialist in our Cape Town office:
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"Some of my earliest memories of my mother are of our travels to art galleries across Europe; her passion for art and travel was infectious. She studied art alongside Stanley Pinker, and it was such a joy to work on his retrospective just after joining the SA National Gallery in 1981. In my time there, it was a privilege to work alongside Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa, Jane Alexander, Tracey Rose, Berni Searle, Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi, amongst others. 
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I am incredibly proud to be part of the founding team at Aspire, and remain committed to developing our fresh vision of giving back to artists through our ARR initiative. I spend my days interacting with artists, advising collectors on buying and selling, and helping to realise value from works of art. It is deeply rewarding and I feel incredibly grateful to look forward to every day."
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#aspireartauctions #womenofaspire #meettheteam #womensmonth #AAAwomen
Emma Bedford is Director and Senior Art Specialist in our Cape Town office: _ "Some of my earliest memories of my mother are of our travels to art galleries across Europe; her passion for art and travel was infectious. She studied art alongside Stanley Pinker, and it was such a joy to work on his retrospective just after joining the SA National Gallery in 1981. In my time there, it was a privilege to work alongside Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa, Jane Alexander, Tracey Rose, Berni Searle, Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi, amongst others. _ I am incredibly proud to be part of the founding team at Aspire, and remain committed to developing our fresh vision of giving back to artists through our ARR initiative. I spend my days interacting with artists, advising collectors on buying and selling, and helping to realise value from works of art. It is deeply rewarding and I feel incredibly grateful to look forward to every day." _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofaspire  #meettheteam  #womensmonth  #AAAwomen 
Kathryn Del Boccio is the Client Relations Officer in our Johannesburg office:
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"Ever since my first History of Art course in university at age 18, art has been my home. It’s all of the complicated things about being human in one place: politics, religion, identity, economics, love. For me, photography succinctly captures all of these various qualities, and I am especially in awe of the work of Ernest Cole, Zanele Muholi and David Goldblatt. 
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I love the details of aesthetic skill and windows on history in the art I am exposed to daily at Aspire, but more generally I love that art has taken me all over the world and connected me to so many incredible people."
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#aspireartauctions #womenofaspire #womensmonth #AAAwomen #meettheteam
Kathryn Del Boccio is the Client Relations Officer in our Johannesburg office: _ "Ever since my first History of Art course in university at age 18, art has been my home. It’s all of the complicated things about being human in one place: politics, religion, identity, economics, love. For me, photography succinctly captures all of these various qualities, and I am especially in awe of the work of Ernest Cole, Zanele Muholi and David Goldblatt. _ I love the details of aesthetic skill and windows on history in the art I am exposed to daily at Aspire, but more generally I love that art has taken me all over the world and connected me to so many incredible people." _ #aspireartauctions  #womenofaspire  #womensmonth  #AAAwomen  #meettheteam 
In recognition of #WomensMonth this August, we’re celebrating our female colleagues! 👑
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Watch this space to learn more about the wonderful women at Aspire.
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#aspireartauctions #AAAWomen #meettheteam #yesallwomen
Upcoming auctions: save the date! 📆
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We are currently inviting consignments to both our live and online auctions, contact us to learn the value of your art.
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Spring 18 Auction | Johannesburg
28 October 2018
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Timed Online | Contemporary Art
4 to 11 September 2018
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Timed Online | Holidays!
20 to 27 November 2018
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#aspireartauctions #sellwithaspire #consignmentsopen #AAASpring18 #onlineauction
Upcoming auctions: save the date! 📆 _ We are currently inviting consignments to both our live and online auctions, contact us to learn the value of your art. _ Spring 18 Auction | Johannesburg 28 October 2018 _ Timed Online | Contemporary Art 4 to 11 September 2018 _ Timed Online | Holidays! 20 to 27 November 2018 _ #aspireartauctions  #sellwithaspire  #consignmentsopen  #AAASpring18  #onlineauction 
We’re kicking off consignments to our October #AAASpring18 sale with this Gerard Sekoto watercolour from 1978 ⚽️
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Contact us for a complimentary and confidential valuation of your individual artworks or entire collection. Consignments close mid-September. 
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#aspireartauctions #upcomingauction #fineart #valuation #kickoff #footballgame #finalsday #gerardsekoto
Collecting art, read all about it! 📰
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Read our take on art as an investment, and the current state of the art market locally and internationally in the latest @artafrica_mag!
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#aspireartauctions #artmarket #collectingart #invest #readallaboutit #southafricanart
Today is the last day to bid on Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New! ⏰
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Click the link in our bio to place your bids now. Contact enquiries@aspireart.net for assistance with registering and placing bids.
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#aspireartauctions #boonzaier #stilllife #painting #bidnow #lastchance #southafricanart
Only one day left to bid on Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New! 📆
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The sale features a diverse variety of prints & multiples, works on paper, paintings and sculpture spanning several decades.
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Lots close in 1 minute intervals from 5pm tomorrow, get your bids in now!
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Fred Page | Old Building off Main St. N.E. | 1969 | ink and wash on paper | 24.5 x 34 cm | Estimates: R15 000 - 20 000
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#aspireartauctions #fredpage #southafricanart #onlineauction #bidnow #artauction #old #new
Only one day left to bid on Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New! 📆 _ The sale features a diverse variety of prints & multiples, works on paper, paintings and sculpture spanning several decades. _ Lots close in 1 minute intervals from 5pm tomorrow, get your bids in now! _ #artworkcaption  Fred Page | Old Building off Main St. N.E. | 1969 | ink and wash on paper | 24.5 x 34 cm | Estimates: R15 000 - 20 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #fredpage  #southafricanart  #onlineauction  #bidnow  #artauction  #old  #new 
Our current Timed Online Auction features several sculptural pieces, including these two kneeling figures depicted wearing traditional dress, sculpted in clay by Venda artist Noria Mabasa.
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Click the link in our bio to browse the auction now. Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New closes from 5pm on Tuesday 3 July.
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#aspireartauctions #sculpture #clay #noriamabasa #venda #auction #southafricanart
Our current Timed Online Auction features several sculptural pieces, including these two kneeling figures depicted wearing traditional dress, sculpted in clay by Venda artist Noria Mabasa. _ Click the link in our bio to browse the auction now. Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New closes from 5pm on Tuesday 3 July. _ #aspireartauctions  #sculpture  #clay  #noriamabasa  #venda  #auction  #southafricanart 
Our current Timed Online auction features several exciting works by South African contemporary artist William Kentridge, ranging from rare prints to exhibition posters. 
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Kentridge's works have featured in several major international exhibitions. He was most recently commissioned to create 'The Head and the Load', a major multimedia performative piece commemorating the role of African soldiers in the First World War, on the occasion of the centenary of the end of the war. The performance will premier in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall from 11 July. 
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Don't miss the opportunity to collect works by this globally renowned artist.
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#aspireartauctions #williamkentridge #southafricanart #contemporaryart #tatemodern #auction
Our current Timed Online auction features several exciting works by South African contemporary artist William Kentridge, ranging from rare prints to exhibition posters. _ Kentridge's works have featured in several major international exhibitions. He was most recently commissioned to create 'The Head and the Load', a major multimedia performative piece commemorating the role of African soldiers in the First World War, on the occasion of the centenary of the end of the war. The performance will premier in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall from 11 July. _ Don't miss the opportunity to collect works by this globally renowned artist. _ #aspireartauctions  #williamkentridge  #southafricanart  #contemporaryart  #tatemodern  #auction 
Norman Catherine's 'Cactus Man' and 'Mr Chow', both from 1982 are Art Specialist Jacqui Carney's #SpecialistsSelections
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"I have always liked Norman Catherine’s early offset lithographs. His early themes and characters have been influential in his practice and are often incorporated in his works produced today. 
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These two prints exhibit Catherine’s typical humour (coupled with his sometimes sinister undertones). The bright cartoonish palette and stylised figures remind me of the Pop Art screen-prints from the 50s and perhaps explain why pop icon, David Bowie was a great Norman Catherine collector and close friend of the artist."
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Click the link in our bio to Browse Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New now.
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#aspireartauctions #normancatherine #davidbowie #contemporaryart #popart
Norman Catherine's 'Cactus Man' and 'Mr Chow', both from 1982 are Art Specialist Jacqui Carney's #SpecialistsSelections  _ "I have always liked Norman Catherine’s early offset lithographs. His early themes and characters have been influential in his practice and are often incorporated in his works produced today. _ These two prints exhibit Catherine’s typical humour (coupled with his sometimes sinister undertones). The bright cartoonish palette and stylised figures remind me of the Pop Art screen-prints from the 50s and perhaps explain why pop icon, David Bowie was a great Norman Catherine collector and close friend of the artist." _ Click the link in our bio to Browse Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New now. _ #aspireartauctions  #normancatherine  #davidbowie  #contemporaryart  #popart 
We’re at the Innibos Laeveld Nasionale Kunstefees until Saturday!
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Visit us at Hoërskool Nelspruit for gratis and obligation free valuations, and don’t miss out on our film screenings programme: https://aspireart.net/aspire-by-innibos-laeveld-nasionale-kunstefees/
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#aspireartauctions #Innibos #nelspruit #festival #valuations #filmscreenings #fineart @innibos
Senior Art Specialist Emma Bedford discusses her #SpecialistsSelection from our current Timed Online Auction 🌼
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“Hugo Naudé’s little gem expresses the artist’s great love of nature. In spring, he would venture out to capture the splendour of our unique indigenous flora. Inspired, he would have gathered a few daisies to take home, perhaps as a gift to his beloved wife. These are painted with all the mastery of a Slade graduate, who went on to work alongside the proto-Impressionists in France, before returning home.”
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Click the link in our bio to browse the Fine Art: Old & New auction now. Watch this space to learn more about our Specialist’s favorites. 
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Hugo Naudé | Daisies in a green vase | oil on card | 26 x 31.5 cm | Estimates: R30 000 - 40 000
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#aspireartauctions #artspecialist #toplot #hugonaude #daises #onlineauction #historicart
Senior Art Specialist Emma Bedford discusses her #SpecialistsSelection  from our current Timed Online Auction 🌼 _ “Hugo Naudé’s little gem expresses the artist’s great love of nature. In spring, he would venture out to capture the splendour of our unique indigenous flora. Inspired, he would have gathered a few daisies to take home, perhaps as a gift to his beloved wife. These are painted with all the mastery of a Slade graduate, who went on to work alongside the proto-Impressionists in France, before returning home.” _ Click the link in our bio to browse the Fine Art: Old & New auction now. Watch this space to learn more about our Specialist’s favorites. _ #artworkcaption  Hugo Naudé | Daisies in a green vase | oil on card | 26 x 31.5 cm | Estimates: R30 000 - 40 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #artspecialist  #toplot  #hugonaude  #daises  #onlineauction  #historicart 
Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New is open for Bidding 💥
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Click the link in our bio to browse the 166 historic, modern and contemporary artworks on offer, register to get your bids in early!
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Selected lots from the sale will be on view at our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices for the duration of the sale. Contact enquiries@aspireart.net for queries. 
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#AAATimedOnline #aspireartauctions #books #fineart #collectables #bidnow
Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New is open for Bidding 💥 _ Click the link in our bio to browse the 166 historic, modern and contemporary artworks on offer, register to get your bids in early! _ Selected lots from the sale will be on view at our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices for the duration of the sale. Contact enquiries@aspireart.net for queries. _ #AAATimedOnline  #aspireartauctions  #books  #fineart  #collectables  #bidnow 
Irma Stern’s magnolias 🌷
#stern #aspireartauctions #vscocam
Our upcoming online auction is comprised of a variety of fine art pieces including prints & multiples, works on paper, painting and sculpture.
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Click the link in our bio to register now. Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New is open for bidding from 26 June to 3 July.
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Robert Hodgins | Chanteuse | 1987 | colour lithograph | Estimates: R8 000 - 12 000
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#aspireartauctions #prints #multiples #hodgins #chanteuse #performers #auction
Our upcoming online auction is comprised of a variety of fine art pieces including prints & multiples, works on paper, painting and sculpture. _ Click the link in our bio to register now. Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New is open for bidding from 26 June to 3 July. _ #artworkcaption  Robert Hodgins | Chanteuse | 1987 | colour lithograph | Estimates: R8 000 - 12 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #prints  #multiples  #hodgins  #chanteuse  #performers  #auction 
Introducing the third of our focused online sales, Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New, open for bidding from 26 June to 3 July ➡️
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The auction includes both local and international works spanning several decades, from Pierneef’s Hardekoolboom to Kentridge’s Pocket Drawing. 
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Register now on our website or using our app. 
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#aspireartauctions #online #old #new #pierneef #kentridge
Introducing the third of our focused online sales, Timed Online | Fine Art: Old & New, open for bidding from 26 June to 3 July ➡️ _ The auction includes both local and international works spanning several decades, from Pierneef’s Hardekoolboom to Kentridge’s Pocket Drawing. _ Register now on our website or using our app. _ #aspireartauctions  #online  #old  #new  #pierneef  #kentridge 
Peter Clarke’s Lazy Day sold for an outstanding R1 479 400 at our #AAAWinter18 Auction last night, setting a significant new world record for the artist!
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Visit our website to view more results from the auction, including world auction records for Andrzej Urbanski, Paul Stopforth and Zander Blom. 
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#aspireartauctions #modernart #southafricanart #peterclarke #worldrecord #auction
"Hodgins is far too good a painter to exploit autobiography to sentimental or anecdotal effect. But he never knew his own father, nor, himself, fathered a son. That non-consummation is frozen here in an image of rare accomplishment and human empathy." - Ivor Powell
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Wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day, lets appreciate the Dads in our lives.
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Robert Hodgins | Father and Son | 1996 | oil on canvas | 90 x 120 cm | Estimates: R500 000 - 800 000
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#aspireartauctions #roberthodgins #father #fathersday
"Hodgins is far too good a painter to exploit autobiography to sentimental or anecdotal effect. But he never knew his own father, nor, himself, fathered a son. That non-consummation is frozen here in an image of rare accomplishment and human empathy." - Ivor Powell _ Wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day, lets appreciate the Dads in our lives. _ #artworkcaption  Robert Hodgins | Father and Son | 1996 | oil on canvas | 90 x 120 cm | Estimates: R500 000 - 800 000 _ #aspireartauctions  #roberthodgins  #father  #fathersday