Strauss & Co is proud to announce details of a single-artist sale of the highly important artist Irma Stern, to be held at Welgemeend Manor House in Cape Town on Wednesday, 8 June 2022. Titled Irma Stern: Time | Line, this boutique sale of 140 works from the Irma Stern Trust Collection and other private properties will feature rare paintings, drawings, prints, books, and a stoneware piece that collectively span the entirety of Stern’s prolific and distinguished career.
The bulk of the works in Irma Stern: Time | Line are derived from the Irma Stern Trust Collection. To commemorate 56 years since the inception of the Irma Stern Trust, Nedgroup Trust (Pty) Ltd, Trustees of the Irma Stern Trust, have released 124 artworks from its Collection, many of which have never been exhibited before. The benefit of this sale will be to strengthen the Collection for the future by preserving the Collection and making it accessible by developing the existing Irma Stern Trust website into an important research resource. In doing so, the trustees bring Irma Stern’s aim of promoting fine arts within and outside South Africa to fruition, as is stipulated in the artist’s final will and testament.