Aspire has just launched its final Timed Online auction for 2018. Titled ‘Holidays!’, the sale brings together an extensive collection of fine art books, an area of the market that the company has done very well in previously, with a range of fine art and decorative art collectables, all just in time if you’re looking for holiday gift ideas.

The sale comprises two different sessions – one devoted to art books, and one devoted to fine art and collectables. Bidders will have to register separately for each session, but the very convenient registration process takes only a few minutes.

Aspire is by now well known for its book sales, and has compiled a remarkable end-of-year offering, with hundreds of collectable art books on offer. The books range from monographs on famous local and international artists, to art critical essay collections and photography portfolios. There are many signed and first edition collectables, available at affordable prices.

The fine art and collectables session of the sale comprises many delightful works that are ideal as gifts. There is a collection of the famous Ardmore Studios’ intricate and brightly painted handmade ceramics. These go along with ceramics by the highly regarded Hylton Nel and quirky works in clay by Swaziland’s finest, Austin Hleza. Elsewhere there is a selection of fine modern  glassware, comprising a range of cut and clear glass decanters, bowls and vessels.

In the fine art segment of the sale, beautiful land- and seascapes and a miscellany of work by some of South Africa’s best-known 20th Century artists, such as Peter Clarke, Louis van Heerden and Gerard Bhengu, are on sale alongside significant examples of the work of some of the country’s best contemporary artists, including Robert Hodgins, Walter Oltmann, Walter Battiss and Diane Victor.

REGISTER TO BID! At www., or on the app, Aspire Art Auctions.

Aspire invites the public to viewings of a selection of the work on both sessions of the auction at its offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Join us for snacks, a coffee or a glass of wine.

  • Public viewings: Friday 23 November, 3-6pm.


Ground Floor, Building 3, Illovo Edge, 7, Harries Road Illovo,

Cape Town: New Media House, 19 Bree Street, Cape Town.


(Above Works: )
Lot 43
Walter Oltman, Basket, 2014, pen, ink and pencil on paper, 70 x 100 cm , R15 000 – 25 000

Lot 45
Robert Hodgins, Office Redecoration, 2000, colour screenprint, sheet size: 75 x 110.5 cm, R40 000 – 60 000

Lot 71
Zander Blom, Untitled, 2011, ink on paper, 110 x 80.5 cm, R20 000 – 30 000

Lot 388
Bernadac, M. (ed.), William Kentridge: Carnets D’Egypte, R3 600 – 4 000