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From Albert Adams to Portia Zvavahera, Strauss & Co maintains a detailed database of every artist sold at auction since 2009. Whether it is painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, ceramics or new media, this searchable database lists by artist every lot offered and provides aggregated data useful to collectors. Famous South African artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies along with the best contemporary artists.



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Irma Stern

South African 1894-1966 


After studying in Germany in the 1910s, Irma Stern was a true pioneer of modernist Expressionism in South Africa. Initially derided for her innovative style, she gained widespread recognition after the Empire Exhibition of 1936. She travelled extensively throughout Africa, searching for exotic models to paint. Her golden period is bookended by her visits to Zanzibar (in 1939 and again in 1945). She published two travelogues, Congo (1945) and Zanzibar (1948). In the 1950s and 60s she gained international recognition, participating in numerous Venice Biennales and receiving the Guggenheim Award in 1961. Stern’s joyous use of bright, expressive colour is particularly evident in her many still-life paintings.


521 lots offered      87.72% sold      ZAR 671 351 244
 

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Irma Stern; Figures on a Beach
16 May 2023
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Irma Stern; Malay Woman
16 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 5 146 875
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Irma Stern; Potted Caladium on a Windowsill
16 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 924 200
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Irma Stern; Still Life with Dahlias and Pumpkin
16 May 2023
Sold for ZAR 11 437 500
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Irma Stern; Still Life with Flat Irons, Apples and Blossoms in a Jug
16 May 2023
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Irma Stern; Children Reading the Koran
28 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 22 303 125
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Irma Stern; Still Life with Flowers and Pumpkin
28 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 4 000 000
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Irma Stern; Malay Quarters
28 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 866 438
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Irma Stern; Still Life with Blossoms
28 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 1 258 125
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Irma Stern; Face
27 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 99 663
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Irma Stern; Street Scene
13 Mar 2023
Sold for ZAR 58 625
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Irma Stern; Visionen
28 Nov 2022
Sold for ZAR 14 070
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Results in green indicate post sales.