Strauss & Co Road Show in the Garden Route, 25-28 June 2018 Plettenberg Bay – Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn

Strauss & Co Road Show in the Garden Route, 25-28 June 2018
Plettenberg Bay – Knysna – George – Oudtshoorn

Next week, specialists from Strauss & Co, South Africa’s premier auction house and the global leader for South African art, will be visiting Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George and Oudtshoorn to conduct confidential and obligation-free valuations of South African art, silver, Chinese porcelain and furniture.
Members of the public are invited to take advantage of this special opportunity for one-on-one consultations with our specialists to discover the market value of their art and antiques. A R20 per item donation will go towards supporting a specific charity, as shown below.
For an appointment, please call 021 683 6560
PLETTENBERG BAY - Monday 25 June 2018, 10am to 4pm, followed by a lecture at 6pm
The Plettenberg, Look-out Rocks, 40 Church Street
R20 per item. Proceeds will be donated to the Sabrina Love Foundation.

You are invited to a Lecture:
Understanding Market Trends: An exploration of recent decorative arts and painting sales at auction
Conducted by Strauss & Co specialists Ian Hunter and Olivia Barrell
Please RSVP: Bina 021 683 6560/083 680 9944

KNYSNA - Tuesday 26 June 2018, 11.30am to 2.30pm
Cearn Hall, Hall Street, Leisure Isle
R20 per item. Proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Knysna Library.
GEORGE - Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10am to 2pm
Fancourt, Montagu Street, Blanco, George
R20 per item. Proceeds will be donated to the Sabrina Love Foundation.

OUDTSHOORN - Thursday 28 June 2018, 10am to 2pm
Rosenhof Country House
264 Baron van Rheede Street
R20 per item.
Proceeds will benefit the Dassie Creche, Bridgton.

Strauss & Co, was founded by the late Stephan Welz, son of the artist Jean Welz. As the doyen of the South African art auction circuit, Stephan left behind a buoyant market place where works of art consistently attract the attention of both local and international buyers.
As a testament to the bullish performance of the art market and Strauss & Co’s position as global leader, last year Strauss & Co realised a turnover of R329 million – the highest the company has ever achieved since its inception in 2009.

Strauss & Co holds numerous artist records, for example, R20,5 million for J.H. Pierneef ‘s Farm Jonkershoek with Twin Peaks Beyond, Stellenbosch, R21 million for Irma Stern’s Two Arabs and R8,5 million for Alexis Preller’s The Creation of Adam I.
Strauss & Co specialists are constantly on the move in search of art and antiques to include in their auctions and unexpected treasures are often unearthed at these valuation days.
Last year a Pierneef casein was discovered at the Fyn Arts Festival in Hermanus and a charming still life by Maggie Laubser was discovered at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Both of these works sold extremely successfully, much to the delight of the consignors.

One of the most remarkable finds in recent memory took place in Pietermaritzburg, where a still life by Vladimir Tretchikoff was discovered. Painted in 1959, his iconic Sunflowers had been hanging on the wall of a tea room since it was purchased from the artist in 1959. Tretchikoff had pulled in at a filling station when he noticed some interesting artworks hanging in the tea room. He immediately went out and fetched Sunflowers from the boot of his Cadillac. The owner who had just got lucky at the races, purchased the artwork for 500 guineas, little knowing that all these years later that this same artwork would achieve a staggering R1,7 million at a Strauss & Co auction.
Strauss & Co are currently inviting consignments for their forthcoming auction that takes place in Cape Town on 15 October 2018. Please call for further information 021 683 6560. www.straussart.co.zastrauss art 2