Aspire Art Auctions: From Pierneef to perfection

Auction house Aspire Art is holding its inaugural sale of historical, modern and contemporary art on Monday 31 October 2016, featuring an incredible selection which includes original South African works from Irma Stern, JH Pierneef and Gerard Sekoto

The auction takes place at The Park House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park at 320 Jan Smuts Avenue, Sandton ( and starts at 8pm.

The featured collection includes over 100 works, most notably:

Irma Stern – Malay Girl, painted in 1946 and Watussi Dancer from 1942

Alexis Preller – Profile Figures (Mirrored Image) of 1968 and The Gateway 1949

Gerard Sekoto – Senegalese Dancers, 1967 and Group Talking from 1974

Athi-Patra Ruga – Convention…Procession…Elevation – a tapestry of wool and gold thread, 2013

JH Pierneef – among others, Karoo near Hofmeyer, painted in 1930

Dan Halter – Perfection, inspired by a scatter cushion depicting a cheerful scene and the word “perfection”

Hugo Naudé – The earliest work on offer is his Drying Fruit, painted in 1896

Paul du Toit – Landscape

Edoardo Villa – Homage to Maillol

Erik Laubscher – Still life with a Jug and Apples 

Maggie Laubscher – including Portrait of a Woman with a Head Scarf

Walter Battis – Matthews; Landscapes in Watercolour

Robert Hodgins – The Weather in the Streets, Studies of Buddies, HUSBAND vs WIFE

Penny Siopis – Cake paintings

William Kentridge

Cecil Skotnes

Ed Young

Diane Victor

David Goldblatt

Pieter Hugo

To view the complete catalogue of works on sale, visit and for more information on the auction, contact Emma Bedford at [email protected] or 083 391 7235 

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