Services


Conditions of Business


Post-sale Services

Shipping and Delivery

We offer domestic delivery and international shipping through our preferred couriers to bring you the best shipping service.

Domestic Delivery

  • Online Auctions: please provide an address on checkout and a door-to-door delivery quote will be generated. Should you accept the quote, the amount will be added to your invoice. Please note, delivery of the items between our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices are not charged for in the week of the auction.
  • Live and Virtual Live Auctions: please email shipping@straussart.co.za to get a quote for the delivery of your items. Domestic delivery between our Johannesburg and Cape Town offices are charged for.

International Shipping

Please contact shipping@straussart.co.za to receive a quote

Collections

Please contact our Johannesburg or Cape Town offices to book an appointment for the collection of your purchased lots.

Payment

Strauss & Co offer the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club)
  • Electronic Transfers

Banking Details

Strauss & Co
Standard Bank Killarney
Branch Code: 007205
Current Account No: 001670891
Swift Address: SBZA ZA JJ

Storage

Artworks, Works on Paper and Sculpture

Strauss & Co will store all artworks consigned for upcoming auctions. Once an item has been sold, arrangements for collection or delivery need to be made. For unsold items arrangements can be made to reoffer them in a future sale or to collect them. Unfortunately, we cannot provide long-term storage due to limited space in our offices.

Wine

All wine lots are stored in refrigerated, secure ideal conditions at a Wine cellar in Observatory, Cape Town. The Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction coordinator will be in contact with you once payment has been received to finalise options for collection, delivery, or further cellaring for long-term shortage.

Decorative Arts and Jewellery

Strauss & Co will store all decorative arts and jewellery items consigned for upcoming auctions. Jewellery items are stored in a safe with limited access. Decorative arts items are wrapped and stored safely. Unfortunately, we cannot provide long-term storage due to limited space in our offices.

Furniture

Strauss & Co will store all furniture items consigned for upcoming auctions. Unfortunately, we cannot provide long-term storage due to limited space in our offices.

Insurance

Consigned Works

All consigned items will be covered by Strauss & Co while they are under our care. Please note we do not provide insurance once a lot has sold. It is advisable therefore to pay and collect purchased lots as soon as possible.

Delivery and Shipping

Strauss & Co do not provide insurance for the delivery or shipping of lots. To receive an insurance quote for both domestic delivery and international shipping please email shipping@straussart.co.za.


Valuations

Please complete the valuation form available on our website or on the Strauss & Co App. The valuation form on the Strauss & Co app can be completed in 3-easy steps. The app also allows you to easily upload your images directly from your phone’s photo library.

Complete Online Valuation Form


Client Advisory

Our client advisory team is available to assist you with answering any questions you might have and providing technical support during the registration, bidding, and checking out processes.


Catalogue Library

Our well-researched and richly illustrated live sale catalogues are acknowledged for the integrity of the information and the quality of the images they contain – and as records of the items that have passed through the secondary market. Our catalogues can be purchased at our viewings and sale days and from our offices. Yearly subscription packages can also be bought ensuring prompt delivery before the sale. Our catalogues are also available a e-catalogues, allowing clients to flag items they may be interested in during the pre-auction period, and for later research in the comprehensive catalogue library archive on our website.

Browse our previous and upcoming auction catalogues


Strauss & Co Education

Masterclasses and Lectures

As a responsible and active corporate citizen, Strauss & Co takes its role in improving and sustaining the art ecosystem seriously. Introducing more people to art, educating the public about art, promoting art, and supporting artists, underpin the Strauss Education programme, which includes lectures, master classes, exhibitions, art walkabouts, private viewings, school tours, corporate lectures, special events and partnerships. Our specialists and invited guest lecturers provide access to specialist information and expertise and increase the knowledge base of art enthusiasts and art world participants.


Strauss & Co Exhibitions


Charity Auctions

We have a strong sense of social responsibility and, from time to time, we donate our in-house expertise to selected charity auctions for organisations that share our core values.


Sponsorship and Partnerships

Partnerships with established art fairs and institutions and highly impactful sponsorships are part of our commitment to growing and sustaining the art ecosystem. In recognition of this involvement, Strauss & Co won the Chairman’s Premier Award at the 21st annual BASA awards in 2018. A highlight of our focus on emerging artists is our involvement in the Cassirer Welz Award – a partnership between Strauss & Co and The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios – that rewards emerging artists and showcases their talents to a broader audience. The award was established with Nadine Gordimer in honour of her husband, art dealer Reinhold Cassirer, and Strauss & Co in memory of our co-founder, Stephan Welz. It has played an important role in the careers of artists such as Blessing Ngobeni, Tshepo Mosopa, Nompumelelo Ngoma and Asanda Kupa.