Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of contemporary African and international art. The exciting single-owner sale is divided into two parts – a Live and Online collection – giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate. The Live sale comprises 79 lots and, notably, includes important works by new voices in African art. Amongst the works included is Ed Young’s much-celebrated Hero, a mesmerising rendition of the artist as superhero – or rather mildly dejected antihero.

Representative of Africa, right now, in the present and indeed into the future this vibrant collection will be on display at Aspire Art, Johannesburg from 9-22 June. Date: Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 18:00 Sale number: Present Future LIVE Location: Johannesburg

Watch Ashraf Jamal discuss Ed Young’s Hero