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Archived News - November 2009

Final year-end press release is upbeat in content, positive in tone

November 30, 2009 - Stephan Welz & Company issued this general press release to illustrate the overall success of their November 17 & 18 2009 year-end Johannesburg auction.It also paints a positive picture that is already repeating itself as 2010 plays out, with the upcoming April 20 & 21 sale in Johannesburg likely to provide an accurate indicator of things to come....

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Paintings Department issues overview of significant achievements in November Auction

November 19, 2009 - The Paintings Department of the Johannesburg head office of Stephan Welz & Company has issued this retrospective overview of some of the highlights of the auction. The press release includes a sequential listing of many of the highlights and the records achieved.

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Kentridge's 'Drawing from Felix in Exile' achieves R1 456 000 in keynote auction session

November 18, 2009 - The following details were produced as part of Stephan Welz & Company's support package for the year-end sale held in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 17 & 18 November 2009. Subsequent sales success further emphasises the appeal of this significant work.

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Keynote Paintings Session ends year in upbeat mood for Stephan Welz & Company

November 18, 2009 - The first evening session of Stephan Welz & Company's year-end Johannesburg sale started at 18h30 on Tuesday 17 November and the mood was immediately evident as upbeat. This had been the same feeling so evident in the days's earlier Books and Paintings sessions, but this time the financial benchmark was somewhat more upscale. In reality, the claimed breadth of choice on offer proved to be a successful strategy with an unusually high percentage of works on offer going under the hammer. These notes are compiled straight from the sales rooms, and prices are to be confirmed.

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Books, Africana Pictures and Anglo-Boer War memorabilia set a positive mood for our year-end sale

November 17, 2009 - The Books section in Session One of the Stephan Welz & Company year end auction in Johanneseburg lived up to its broad appeal promise with a wide range of remarkable successes under the hammer, enabling the department to soar way above the high end of its auction estimate. A handful of examples are published here. Prices achieved are subject to confirmation.

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Francois Krige oil-on-canvas featured in 17 & 18 November sale in Johannesburg

November 17, 2009 - Stephan Welz & Company announced that there were five works by Francois Krige consigned to their November auction in Johannesburg. The work entitled 'Geelbeck Farm, Westcoast' was lot 351 and went under the hammer during the evening session starting at 18h30 on 17 November 2009.

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Johannesburg auction on 17 & 18 November included a number of works by Gregoire Boonzaier

November 17, 2009 - As part of the support information provided for their 17 & 18 Johannesburg year-end auction, Stephan Welz & Company published this brief background to the art and times of Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier (1909 - 2005). There were seven works by this artist consigned to the sale, with the illustrated lot 321 being one of the features.

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First Paintings Session on Tuesday afternoon maintains tempo of sales and level of hammer prices

November 17, 2009 - The first auction session of Stephan Welz & Company's year-end sale was divided into a Book section and a Paintings section, with the latter being a precursor to the featured highlight evening session on Tuesday 17th November. The Book section was an outstanding success, but the Paintings section took up the challenge and delivered an unusually high percentage of sales successes with prices largely falling in or above estimate level.

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DATES AND TIMES FOR JOHANNESBURG 17 & 18 NOVEMBER AUCTION

November 9, 2009 - The Johannesburg office of Stephan Welz & Company has issued the following summary of the dates and times of its upcoming November auction. It is a substantial two-day, four-session event with a keynote paintings session at 18h30 on the night of Tuesday 17 November, with three other sessions spanning a broad spectrum of departmental consignments. A dedicated Jewellery session at 18h30 on the night of Wednesday 18 November is bound to be another highlight.

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Press release focuses on selection of paintings consigned to November auction in Johannesburg

November 4, 2009 - Stephan Welz & Company has issued the following press release to further expand on the most satisfactory spread of paintings consigned to their upcoming 17 & 18 November auction. A general press release will be published within the week.

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General press release emphasises breadth of choice in Johannesburg 17 & 18 November Auction

November 3, 2009 - Stephan Welz & Company has issued this general press release in conjunction with a separately published release which focuses on the Paintings consigned to the upcoming end of year auction.

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Significant works by George Pemba feature in 17 & 18 November Auction in Johannesburg

November 1, 2009 - Stephan Welz & Company provided this general background as part of the support package for their upcoming November sale. Four George Pemba works were on the sale and the lot illustrated here, lot 401, 'The Card Game' was a definite feature, achieving R313 600 including buyer's premium.

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