Stanley Pinker Liebe

R3,4 Millionen kauft dir Liebe

A rare and undocumented painting by the celebrated South African artist Stanley Pinker last night set a new world record for the artist when it sold for R3,4 million at Strauss & Co’s auction, having been hotly contested between ten telephone bidders and buyers in the packed auction room.
 

Stanley Pinker Liebe
 
Das Gemälde Liebe erregte die Fantasie der Käufer bei der Auktion, die bewies, dass der südafrikanische Kunstmarkt weiterhin große Stärke für hochwertige und marktfrische Werke zeigt.
Other highlights were Irma Stern’s Dakar Frau which sold for R6.6 million, Alexis Preller’s roter Engel die für R2,8 Millionen verkauft wurde und eine Ernteszene von Maggie Laubser, die für knapp R2,3 Millionen verkauft wurde.
The sale of paintings and furniture from the RB Stuttaford Will Trust and the Estate Late Mrs DE Stuttaford-Burton realised over R3.1 million and was characterised by competitive bidding throughout. Two of the paintings’ highlights include Robert Gwelo Goodman’s impressive View of Helderberg that and the lovely Cape Town Docks and Table Bay which sold for R522,928 and  R409 248 respectively.
 
The auction conducted by Strauss & Co in Cape Town totalled R40 million with a value sell-through rate of 88.49%.
 
Text and image courtesy of Strauss & Co