A stunning image from one of Irma Stern's trips to Zanzibar which inspired some of her best work, titled Pink Sari, signed and dated 1947, and with its original Zanzibar frame, sold at Bonhams for £959,650. Never before seen on the open market, the painting was acquired directly from the artist circa 1961 and then passed by direct descent to the current owner. It was the top lot in Bonhams sale of South African Art which has consistently broken records for South African art.

A stunning image from one of Irma Stern's trips to Zanzibar which inspired some of her best work, titled Pink Sari, signed and dated 1947, and with its original Zanzibar frame, sold at Bonhams for £959,650. Never before seen on the open market, the painting was acquired directly from the artist circa 1961 and then passed by direct descent to the current owner. It was the top lot in Bonhams sale of South African Art which has consistently broken records for South African art.

Portrait of a Young Malay Girl is one of Sanlam’s earliest acquisitions made soon after the collection was founded.

Portrait of a Young Malay Girl is one of Sanlam’s earliest acquisitions made soon after the collection was founded.

This picture by Gerard Sekoto, South Africa's leading black artist, sold for £79,250. For anyone going into exile there are many costs, loss of contact with one's culture, one's language, one's family and the places of one's youth and childhood. Among these, the loss of direct contact with one's parents, and in particular with one's mother, is perhaps the most difficult.

This picture by Gerard Sekoto, South Africa's leading black artist, sold for £79,250. For anyone going into exile there are many costs, loss of contact with one's culture, one's language, one's family and the places of one's youth and childhood. Among these, the loss of direct contact with one's parents, and in particular with one's mother, is perhaps the most difficult.

SEKOTO, GERARD (SA 1913 - 1993) Oil on canvas on board, "Seated Woman doing Needlework, a row of trees behind - Eastwood Township, Pretoria" Circa 1946-47, signed (44 x 38.5cm). SOLD for R1 100 000 - August 2007 - A new SA record for the artist.

SEKOTO, GERARD (SA 1913 - 1993) Oil on canvas on board, "Seated Woman doing Needlework, a row of trees behind - Eastwood Township, Pretoria" Circa 1946-47, signed (44 x 38.5cm). SOLD for R1 100 000 - August 2007 - A new SA record for the artist.

Zulu Girl, painted in 1935 at the height of Stern's creative powers sold for £457,250. This image is an iconic one of African womanhood from one of South Africa's leading tribal groups.

Zulu Girl, painted in 1935 at the height of Stern's creative powers sold for £457,250. This image is an iconic one of African womanhood from one of South Africa's leading tribal groups.


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A stunning image from one of Irma Stern's trips to Zanzibar which inspired some of her best work, titled Pink Sari, signed and dated 1947, and with its original Zanzibar frame, sold at Bonhams for £959,650. Never before seen on the open market, the painting was acquired directly from the artist circa 1961 and then passed by direct descent to the current owner. It was the top lot in Bonhams sale of South African Art which has consistently broken records for South African art.

A stunning image from one of Irma Stern's trips to Zanzibar which inspired some of her best work, titled Pink Sari, signed and dated 1947, and with its original Zanzibar frame, sold at Bonhams for £959,650. Never before seen on the open market, the painting was acquired directly from the artist circa 1961 and then passed by direct descent to the current owner. It was the top lot in Bonhams sale of South African Art which has consistently broken records for South African art.

upcycled crate seat.  Maid in Africa.  Hand painted textile cushion and cola crate seat.

upcycled crate seat. Maid in Africa. Hand painted textile cushion and cola crate seat.

Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects & Contexts

Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects & Contexts

AA Newsletter 29Sep  Ehikhamenor 1 Victor Ehikhamenor, The Gods Will Sing And The People Will Dance, 2016. Mixed media on canvas, 62.5 x 100 cm. All images courtesy of the artist and the Gallery of African Art (GAFRA).

AA Newsletter 29Sep Ehikhamenor 1 Victor Ehikhamenor, The Gods Will Sing And The People Will Dance, 2016. Mixed media on canvas, 62.5 x 100 cm. All images courtesy of the artist and the Gallery of African Art (GAFRA).

Wrapped around the corner-Almost Everyone, Alex Hamilton

Wrapped around the corner-Almost Everyone, Alex Hamilton

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