Strauss & Co’s July timed online auction opens on Monday 2 July, and will have three sessions, offering buyers a curated selection of modern and contemporary art with a dedicated Eastern Cape focus. This themed auction will open with the latest iteration of Strauss & Co’s Art Club session as well as an Impression/Expression session in the sale.
This will be the second online sale with an Eastern Cape focus by Strauss & Co, with the first taking place in August 2022.
Like its previous iteration, this year’s Eastern Cape focus is spearheaded by senior art specialist Ian Hunter, who hails from the Eastern Cape and has a personal knowledge of the province’s significant artistic outputs from his time as a curator at the Ann Bryant National Gallery and as a lecturer in the area.
“The Eastern Cape has inspired so many of the country’s great artists over the years and it’s wonderful to be able to focus on the region again. Last year’s session did very, very well,” says Hunter.
What makes this year’s Eastern Cape focus so special is its high quality of offerings across different time periods. It features works from the 1860s to 2010. Some of the artists represented were born in the province, others have visited or studied there, “but all the artists included in the session, have at some time, painted, lived in, or travelled through the Eastern Cape.”