An exhibition featuring a range of paintings and original prints by celebrated and lesser known, contemporary South African artists are all to be sold at specially reduced prices until the end of May 2012. Painters include names such as Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Lukas van Vuuren, Jan Vermeirin, Xolile Mtakatya and David Hlongwane; while fine, original, limited edition prints by Colbert Mashile, Mandla Vanyaza, Tyrone Appollis, Patrick Holo, Robert Siwangaza and Godfrey Ndaba add a dynamic sparkle to the show.
Increasing emphasis has been placed, in recent years, on the investment value of contemporary South African art. This interest can be largely ascribed to the fact that a significant number of South African artists are reaching international status, and have been invited to join the stables of some of the most prestigious galleries in New York, London and Europe.
In addition, the leading international auction houses - Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillips and Bonhams - now regularly include contemporary South African art in their sales, often attaining record prices for the artists.
While original paintings still command higher prices than works on paper, an increasing number of South African and international collectors -in the last 20 years - have begun to realise the value of collecting original, limited-edition prints. Besides William Kentridge, whose superb etchings and lithographs have earned him a stellar international reputation, there are many other outstanding, contemporary South African printmakers, whose works on paper are being eagerly snapped up - largely on account of their increasing investment potential. As an example of this trend, a medium-sized colour etching by Claudette Schreuders, which one could easily have purchased for around R1500 some 10 years ago, is now more difficult to come by and is worth close to R8000!
Over the last two decades, South African artists, too, have responded to this growing interest, and many leading names - including Robert Hodgins, Deborah Bell, Norman Catherine, Beezy Bailey, Conrad Botes, Colbert Mashile, Sam Nhlengethwa, Kathryn Smith, Jeremy Wafer - have produced major works in various print media, so adding to the escalating value of original, limited-edition prints.
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- The prices quoted with the 14% South African VAT. Clients domiciled overseas, however, do not have to pay this VAT, if the works are being exported to them abroad.
- Most of the original prints on our online exhibition are unframed. Where the works are framed, however, the prices quoted include the frames.
- All dimensions are given in centimetres, height x width. (To convert centimetres into inches, please divide the centimetres by 2.54. For example: 40 x 50 cm would be equivalent to 15.75 x 19.7 inches).