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South African art at Bonhams

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Bonhams has a two-part South African Sale coming up next week, with almost 350 lots up for grabs. For the affordable stuff (i.e. estimated at under £1000), head down to the first day at Knightsbridge; this part of the sale also features some modern West African work, including pieces by Osogbo School artists Rufus Ogundele and Muraina Oyelami. For the really big hitters, and works expected to reach up to £900,000, check out the second day’s events at the saleroom on New Bond Street. Artists featured here include Irma Stern, Cecil Skotnes, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef and Gerard Sekoto. Bonhams provide a handy summary of the South African market and comments on the works (here and here) and suggest that the gulf in the value of works by the best black and white South African artists is decreasing (although on the evidence of these sales, there’s still some way to go).

If you can’t make the sales (or even if you can), you can view the works at both locations starting this Sunday, up until just before the auctions begin – times below.

Part 1 – South African and Modern African Art

24th Oct, 11-3
25th Oct, 9-4.30
26th Oct, 9-10

SALE: 26th Oct, 11am

Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London

Part 2 – The South African Sale

24th Oct, 11-3
25th Oct, 9-4.30
26th Oct, 9-4.30
27th Oct, 9-12

SALE: 27th Oct, 2pm

101 New Bond Street, London

Author: africanartinlondon

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One thought on “South African art at Bonhams

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