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South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

The Bag Factory: nurturing South African art since 1991

For over two decades the Bag Factory in downtown Joburg has helped develop South African art with residency programmes in its 16 studios, where both young and experienced artists can collaborate, share ideas or simply inspire each other.

African art scene blooms in South Africa

Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Joburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.

Creativity for a good cause

A pair of creative philanthropists has come up with the concept of iExist, through which the big questions are explored in art. But the driving force behind the project is to help the less fortunate through auctioning the works of art made under the iExist banner.
Mandela exhibition goes to Paris

Tretchikoff's 'Chinese Girl' headed home

Tretchikoff’s ‘Chinese Girl’ headed home

"Chinese Girl", the iconic 1950 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff, a Russian who settled in South Africa in 1946, was sold for a record £982 050 (R13.8-million) at Bonhams' South African art sale in London on Wednesday - and will soon be on public display in Stellenbosch.

Top price for Tretchi painting

An art auction in May 2008 saw a new record price set for a painting by Russian-born Vladimir Tretchikoff, who lived in South Africa for most of his life.

Record price for Sekoto painting

Record price for Sekoto painting

In 1940 acclaimed South African artist Gerard Sekoto was refused entry to the Johannesburg Art Gallery to see his own work - because he was black. This week one of his paintings was auctioned in London for the record price of R1.38-million.

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