Modern & Contemporary African Art
14 FEBRUARY 2020 AT 3PM
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PIASA, Paris and Aspire Art Auction, South Africa, have joined forces to organize an auction of contemporary African art to be held in Cape Town on February 14, 2020, in conjunction with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
For this sale, which is a first in terms of bringing together a Western auction house and an African-based auction house, PIASA and ASPIRE will pool their networks of collectors and contacts in Europe, the United States and the African continent to offer a selection of works
that reflect the wealth and diversity of contemporary artistic creation in Africa and its Diaspora.
PIASA will bring its vision and its selection of artists that have earned it its position as a pioneer
and prescriber on the African contemporary art market, acquired during the 10 sales organized by the company since 2014.
In November 2019, PIASA's sales of contemporary African art totalled more than 1.4 million euros for this young specialty.
Press release of the results of the sale of November 7, 2019 The merger between the two auction houses aims to rethink the mapping and dynamics of a market in which, until now, the African continent has been the place of production and the West the place of art consumption.
An ambitious selection representing artists from all over the continent.
The main lot of the sale is the 1973 Oktober painting by Marlene Dumas. Like the rest of his work, this painting expresses with great effectiveness the complexity of a multi-faceted heritage.
Once the highest bidder for a living artist, this artist left her native South Africa at the age of 23 to go to the Netherlands where she trained in psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Marlene Dumas first exhibited in Paris in 1979 and three years later at Documenta VII in Cassel.
The new generation of South African artists will be represented by Mustafa Maluka (born in 1976), Bambo Sibiya (born in 1986) and Simphiwe Ndzube (born in 1990).
The sale will be the opportunity to auction for the first time in Africa many artists who have already met great success at PIASA's auctions in Paris.
The selection will include works by Ivorian artist Aboudia, Congolese artists Chéri Samba, Amani Bodo and Chéri Chérin, Kenyans Peter Ngugi, Richard Musyoka, Evans Mubugua and the young Cameroonian Marc Padeu, whose two paintings in November 2019 almost reached the 200,000 euro mark.
Grevy's Zebra (from the Endangered Species series)
R 900,000 - R 1,200,000
colour silkscreen on Lenox Museum Board
signed and numbered 133/150 in pencil along the bottom margin; stamped with '© Andy Warhol 1983' and 'Publisher Ronald Feldman, Fine Arts, Inc., New York' on the reverse
96.5 x 96.5 cm
Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, Inc., California.
The Old Sorting Office, London, Here Today…, 25 November to 17 December 2014.