Cape Town (16 November 2018) – A selection of exciting works from leading contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora will be up for auction at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA).

Held in partnership with Strauss & Co, the much-anticipated live auction will take place at the museum on Saturday 1 December 2018. The auction will feature 28 lots, by 23 artists, from 10 countries, including William Kentridge, Nicholas Hlobo and Yinka Shonibare.
“We are incredibly thankful to the artists and galleries that have donated these significant works to us and made this auction possible. We are so grateful for their generosity, as we know they are continually asked to give to so many worthwhile causes – and yet they continue to be supportive of the museum, time and time again. These artists are an inspiration to future generations of creatives, and this museum is very much a place that encourages and celebrates them,” said Brooke Minto, Director of Institutional Advancement at Zeitz MOCAA.
“With critical support from artists, collectors, and patrons alike, we can shape the museum’s future programming and ensure that Zeitz MOCAA has a deep and sustained impact on our community at large.”

Funds raised from the benefit auction will allow the museum to continue its community outreach efforts through the Centre for Art Education, underscoring its commitment to Access for All which remains central to the mission of Zeitz MOCAA.
The auction will be held in the museum’s award-winning grain silos, expertly-guided by Strauss & Co, who have waived all auction commissions, and are providing their advice and expertise as early and sustained corporate partners of the museum.
“Strauss & Co strongly believes in the importance and relevance of Zeitz MOCAA. We are delighted to have the opportunity to use our brand and expertise to assist in raising funds for the laudable goal of art education, something we are deeply committed to,” commented Frank Kilbourn, Executive Chairperson at Strauss & Co.
Interested parties can register for telephone bidding, view the catalogue or find out more information, by visiting

The full list of artists who will be featured in the auction is as follows:
Igshaan Adams
Peju Alatise
Wayne Barker
Deborah Bell
Patrick Bongoy
Jeanne Gaigher
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
Kate Gottgens
Nicholas Hlobo
Cyrus Kabiru
Peterson Kamwathi
William Kentridge
Gonçalo Mabunda
Wallen Mapondera
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Blessing Ngobeni
Nnenna Okore
Thania Petersen
Cameron Platter
Yinka Shonibare
Hank Willis Thomas
Barthélémy Toguo
Frohawk Two Feathers

Twins V by Yinka Shonibare | Four colour silkscreen print with gold leaf.