10 September 2015

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Painting That Raised Money For Nelson Mandela’s Defence Makes £840,000 At Bonhams

The painting Arab in Black by South Africa’s leading artist, Irma Stern, sold at Bonhams sale of South African Art in London on 9 September for £842,500 (R17.5m). It is the most expensive South African painting sold this year. Bonhams Head of South African Art, Hannah O’Leary said, “This powerful image from Stern’s highly regarded […]

23 July 2015

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Irma Stern Painting Sold To Fund Nelson Mandela Defence To Be Auctioned

An historic painting by the South African artist Irma Stern, which was discovered in a London flat, where it was used as a notice board, is to be sold at Bonham’s, estimate £700,000. The painting will be the centrepiece of their sale of South African Art in London on 9 September.  The painting originates from Stern’s highly regarded […]