irma stern

An overview of the history of South African art

South Africa is home to some of the world's most ancient and beautiful art - the rock paintings of the San. It's also the scene of a host of diverse and challenging contemporary artists producing important new work.
South African painting was used as noticeboard

South African painting was used as noticeboard

A painting by one of South Africa's notable artists, Irma Stern, has been discovered in a flat in London. Valued at £1-million, the painting is historically significant because it was auctioned to raise funds for the trial of Nelson Mandela and others accused of treason.

South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Irma Stern portrait fetches auction record of R17,6-million

Still Life with African Woman, a work by South African ​expressionist Irma Stern, fetched R17,6-million at an art auction in London on Wednesday.

Irma Stern portrait fetches auction record of R17,6-million

Still Life with African Woman, a work by South African ​expressionist Irma Stern, fetched R17,6-million at an art auction in London on Wednesday.

Tretchikoff’s ‘Chinese Girl’ headed home

"Chinese Girl", the iconic 1950 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff, a Russian who settled in South Africa in 1946, was sold for a record £982 050 (R13.8-million) at Bonhams' South African art sale in London on Wednesday - and will soon be on public display in Stellenbosch.