Timed Online Auction
P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print
Bid now until 26 July

Aspire Art presents P5’22: Painting, Paper, Photography, Patina, Print, a Timed Online auction currently open for bidding until Tuesday, 26 July.

Focussing on the materiality of art, this thematic collection brings together a range of historic, modern, and contemporary artworks in various media, artistic processes, and subject matter to emphasise the creative value that art holds.

It is the materiality of art that enhances the experience of a particular work. With over x200 specially selected works in this collection, the auction gives new and established collectors a unique opportunity to access extraordinary artistic concepts in paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, and prints.

View the entire collection, register and bid online at www.aspireart.net

The vigour of painting shows little sign of slowing down. With the expansion of the digital realm and the subsequent increase of the intangible, the continuing resurgence of painting remains. P5’22 features the work of a number of much-celebrated modern and contemporary painters including; Tinus de Jongh, Adriaan Boshoff, Sidney Goldblatt, Cecily Sash, Gregoire Boonzaier, Douglas Portway, MJ Lourens, Matthew Hindley, Simphiwe Ndzube, Wayne Barker, Ruby Swinney, Mia Chaplin, Zemba Luzamba and Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi amongst many others.

LEFT: Tinus de JonghLandscape with grazing cattleEstimate: R15 000 – 20 000
RIGHT: Adriaan BoshoffFarmhouseEstimate: R25 000 – 30 000


LEFT: Douglas PortowayVase with flowersEstimate: R10 000 – 15 000
RIGHT: Ruby Swinney,The Examination, 2018. Estimate: R40 000 – 50 000


LEFT: Simphiwe NdzubeUntitled composition with zipper, 2016. Estimate: R35 000 – 45 000
RIGHT: Zemba LuzambaCouple at a table, 2020. Estimate: R50 000 – 80 000



LEFT: Matthew HindleyThe Having to Love Something Else, 2010. Estimate: R40 000 – 60 000
RIGHT: Mia ChaplinSketch for Forest Spaghetti I, 2019. Estimate: R10 000 – 15 000


Works on paper, including drawings and watercolours, present a unique and intimate insight into the creative process as well as the wider production output of an artist. The medium conveys artistic exploration, experimentation and storytelling. Highlights of this sale include two technically superb, sensitive drawings by Dumile Feni and watercolour by modern master George Pemba from 1948. Others include Leonard Matsoso and Winston Saoli.

Look out for easy-to-collect contemporary works by Diane Victor, Judith Mason, Andrew Kayser, Lyndi Sales, Onyis Martin, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Samson Mnisi amongst many others.

LEFT: George PembaWoman sitting outside a hut, 1948. Estimate: R 18 000 – 24 000
RIGHT: Dumile FeniAnthropomorphic figure, 1984. Estimate: R 25 000 – 35 000



LEFT: Leonard MatsosoThe Archer, 1998. Estimate: R 12 000 – 16 000
RIGHT: Winston SaoliLarge Abstract, 1994. Estimate: R 8 000 – 12 000


LEFT: Judith MasonPortraits with flowers, diptychEstimate: R6 000 – 9 000
RIGHT: Diane VictorMan with horse and crutches, 1991. Estimate: R30 000 – 40 000


The advent of photography in the nineteenth century allowed for the opportunity to expand the notion of image making. Today, artists embrace photography in innovative ways and, in so doing, add to one of artworld’s fastest-growing collecting mediums. A small selection of local photographers is included in the sale depicting quintessentially South African images including hauntingly beautiful black and white photographic works by Gary Hirson and Stephen Inggs.

RIGHT: Gary Hirson,Walking in the Clouds, 2005. Estimate: R 6 000 – 8 000
LEFT: Stephen Inggs, Horns II. Estimate: R 20 000 – 30 000


Sculpture has stood the test of time. After paintings, sculpture is the highest generating segment of the art market at auction and P5’22 includes a focused selection of works by some of South Africa’s most beloved sculptors including Anton van Wouw and Edoardo Villa. Also featured are works by Peter Schütz, Hylton Nel and a superb wooden sculpture by Cyprian Shilakoe.


LEFT: Anton van Wouw, Maquette for Miner with Hand Drill. Estimate: R 60 000 – 90 000
RIGHT: Edoardo Villa, Interlocking Forms, 1992. Estimate: R 100 000 – 150 000


LEFT: Cyprian Shilakoe, Mule. Estimate: R 70 000 – 100 000
RIGHT: Peter Schütz, Mountain and constellation. Estimate: R 30 000 – 50 000


Allowing artists to create many iterations of the same image, printmaking has throughout history, served as an affordable way to collect art. The largest section on P5’22, which includes nearly 100 works, collectors will be spoilt for choice with prints by many of the country’s most celebrated artists including William Kentridge, Willem Boshoff, Wim Botha, Dineo Seshee Bopape, David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa and Walter Battiss, Robert Hodgins and Cecil Skotnes amongst others.

LEFT: Dineo Seshee Bopape, chat/scat (sic). Estimate: R 1 500 – 2 000
RIGHT: William Kentridge, Nose with magnifying glass. Estimate: R 40 000 – 60 000



LEFT: Walter BattissLiza Minelli, Estimate: R 8 000 – 12 000
RIGHT: Robert Hodgins, Office redecoration, 2010. Estimate: R 30 000 – 40 000


LEFT: Wim BothaTable I, 2003Estimate: R 18 000 – 24 000
RIGHT: Sam Nhlengethwa, Whats Up (sic), 2006. Estimate: R 10 000 – 15 000


LEFT: Willem Hermanus Coetzee,Nagmaal, Middelburg.TVL, 1935. Estimate: ZAR 4 000 – 6 000
RIGHT: Phillemon Hlungwani, Laha Shinkavana Xanga Xingatsemeka Kona, 2006.  Estimate: ZAR 8 000 – 12 000


P5’22 is now open for bidding until Tuesday, 26 July with lots beginning to close at 6 pm. Register to bid online 

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