Strauss & Co's May Timed Online Auction Celebrates Namibian Landscape Art 

3 May 2023

Strauss & Co is excited to announce its upcoming May Timed Online auction, which features a special focus session titled Namibian Horizons.

The auction presents a rare opportunity for art collectors and enthusiasts to own a piece of Namibia’s natural beauty through a selection of 37 extraordinary and pristine Namibian landscape paintings and other subjects by Namibian artists. One of the highlights of the sale is a notable example by Adolph Jentsch titled South West Africa Landscape (estimate R200 000 – R300 000). 

Adolph Jentsch | South West Africa Landscape | R 200 000 – 300 000

The auction showcases a diverse range of works including oil paintings like Maud Sumner’s large-scale Lagoon, Walvis Bay (estimate R60 000 – R80 000), watercolours, and prints of Namibia, by notable artists including J.H. Pierneef, Adolph Jentsch, and Johannes Blatt. The paintings can be viewed from 17 April, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm at Strauss & Co’s Cape Town premises (Brickfield Canvas, 35 Brickfield Road, Woodstock). The timed online auction is scheduled to close in one-minute intervals from 2pm on 8 May 2023. 

Maud Sumner | Lagoon, Walvis Bay | R 60 000 – 80 000

Kayleen Wrigley, head of sales and valuations specialist at Strauss & Co, said, “We are thrilled to host this auction with a Namibian focus. The works by these talented collectable artists showcase the unique and breathtaking beauty of the Namibian landscape.” 


As part of its ongoing educational drive and timed to coincide with the monthly timed online auctions, Strauss & Co has introduced Art Club which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Alternating between the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices, Art Club has been designed for those interested in the auction scene, whether new or seasoned collectors. 

Alexandra Karakashian | Triptych | R 100 000 – 150 000

At Strauss & Co’s Art Club that took place on 2 May 2023 in Cape Town, senior art specialist, Ian Hunter, conducted a walkabout of the Namibian works on sale. Strauss & Co’s expert panel of auctioneers and specialists shared their auction favourites including a large-scale triptych by talented contemporary artist Alexandra Karakashian (estimate R100 000 – R150 000) and a striking Andrew Verster, Flowers in an Interior (estimate R50 000 – R70 000). Guests learned tips and tricks for navigating auctions with confidence, how to read the room and submit successful bids without breaking the bank. The event is a perfect opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to broaden their knowledge and enhance their collecting skills. 

Andrew Verster | Flowers in an Interior | R 50 000 – 70 000
Dassenberg Rescue Centre Benefit Auction

The May Timed Online Auction will also feature a special benefit session in collaboration with Everard Read, which includes six exceptional works by artists Barbara Wildenboer, Helmut Starke, Nicola Bailey, Dylan Lewis, and Nigel Mullins. The proceeds will be donated to the Dassenberg Rescue Centre, a non-profit organization committed to caring for neglected and abused dogs and horses in Atlantis, Western Cape. The centre also runs a community outreach programme that uses animals to help vulnerable youth in therapeutic interventions. 

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