Strauss & Co Contemporary Sale in SA’s Oldest Working Harbour

WORDS Cheri Morris


Strauss & Co‘s first-ever dedicated contemporary art sale will take place in an impressive former warehouse overlooking the picturesque Duncan Docks of Cape Town.

Due to be held on 17 February 2018, the sale will showcase outstanding examples of contemporary art made by South African, African and diaspora artists and coincide with the pace-setting art event of the year, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, happening between 16 and 18 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Highlights from the contemporary sale include an important charcoal and pastel drawing by William Kentridge from his film Felix in Exile (1994), estimated at R2 – 2.5 million; an early Cake (1983) painting by Penny Siopis, estimated at R600 000 – R 800 000; Joachim Schönfeldt’s esteemed portfolio of 27 painted and embossed works on paper, The Model Men (2000-12), estimated at R800 000 – R1.2 million; a pyramid sculpture, Third World Disorder (2010) by Kendell Geers, estimated at R600 000 – R800 000 and Robert Hodgins’s Drunk in the Docks, estimated at R800 000 – R1.2 million.

The sale also includes works by noted contemporary painters such as Kate Gottgens, Helen Sebidi and Jessica Webster, as well as striking early works by Zander Blom and Ayanda Mabulu. Recognising the emergence of photography in the period since 1990, photographic works by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, Kudzanai Chiurai, Mohau Modisakeng, and more will be up for auction.

The sale will take place at Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Duncan Docks, Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront on Saturday 17 February 2018 at 6pm. Find more information here.