South African art worth tens of millions – and a R250,000 balloon dog – goes on auction in Joburg on Monday

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Strauss & Co will be auctioning off a large catalogue of “important South African and international art” in Johannesburg on Monday. Parts of the sale are for “brave collectors with an eye for opportunity and future growth”, the auction house warns, although the top end of the sale is eminently collectable. The top ten lots are estimated to be worth a combined R33.6 million. They include four pieces by Alexis Preller that could go as high as R5 million, and paintings by JH Pierneef, Vladimir Tretchikoff, and Walter Battiss – none of which have trouble reaching asking prices. Other pieces are a little more unusual.

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