The auction offers a rare opportunity to own something from Irma Stern

Pippa Hudson interviews Kirsty Colledge, head of the Strauss & Co art department in Cape Town.

Art auctioneers Strauss & Co. hosts an auction of world-renowned South African artist Irma Stern on Wednesday.

One hundred and forty works from the Irma Stern Trust collection spanning her entire career are up for sale, including rare paintings, drawings, prints, books and a stoneware piece.

Stern’s works of art fetch millions and are sought after as alternative investments around the world.

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A collection of Irma Stern, showcasing a lesser known part of her long career, is on display at the Sanlam Art Gallery at Sanlam’s headquarters in Bellville.

The exhibition is free and anyone can see it on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pippa Hudson interviewed Kirsty Colledge, Head of Art Department at Strauss & Co in Cape Town (scroll to listen).

The most anyone has ever paid for an Irma Stern… is well over R30 million…

Kirsty Colledge, Strauss & Co.

We have 140 works by Irma Stern up for auction, ranging from R8,000 to R8 million… The auction includes 124 works from the Irma Stern Trust collection… A rare opportunity to own something from the artist’s estate…

Kirsty Colledge, Strauss & Co.


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The auction will be streamed live on our website…

Kirsty Colledge, Strauss & Co.


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