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The South African art world is “marvelous”, optimistic and vibrant, says American art expert Arnold Lehman. Lehman, adviser to international fine art auctioneers Phillips, arrived in SA on Sunday to assess the visual arts scene and if and how Phillips should participate in it. “I don’t want to be a two-day expert,” he tells BDLive on Tuesday, “those kind of people should be shot, but from the little that I know there is more (art) infrastructure here in terms of the visual arts, and I think it’s the infrastructure that has disseminated more information about South African art (and put it top of mind in international art circles)… Read more

Image: Arnold Lehman. Picture: SUPPLIED