Why South African art is selling overseas

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An interview with art collector Julian Smith about why he promotes South African art internationally and what to look for when buying South African art.

Gordon Glyn-Jones is an artist, who lives and works in London. He is also a passionate supporter of Southern African art. Here he talks to art collector Julian Smith about the rise of South African art’s reputation internationally.

You are an art SA art collector in the UK looking to boost SA artists abroad. Why is it a good time for SA artists internationally?

The art market has seen a large increase in focus, and has become popular in being considered a viable ‘alternate investment’. With the disillusionment of traditional investment in the financial markets, investors are turning more towards tangible art investments. This increase across all tiers of the art market is seeing large investment and growth in emerging artists, and achieving record breaking prices for South African Masters in London and New York Auction houses…

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