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Archived News - April 2011

Pieter Wenning- Master colourist and observer

April 21, 2011 - Following his recuperation from yet another bout of illness in Pretoria during the first quarter of 1920, Wenning looked forward to his return to the Cape with some trepidation: “How would autumn inspire me again- but I am very frightened at the damp and cold. As soon as we have a cold day here, I feel feverish. Wellington or Malmesbury might under the circumstances be much better.”

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JH Pierneef’s Kranskop from the Banks of the Matlabas River- an unchanged vista.

April 21, 2011 - Included in Stephan Welz & Company Pty Limited's Cape Town auction on 31 May 2011.

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Merry-Go-Round by François Krige- prelude to World War Two

April 21, 2011 - Painted shortly before Krige joined the war effort as an official war artist he executed this complex canvas.

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Irma Stern’s 1963 touching portrayal, Women Sewing

April 21, 2011 - Purchased by the current owner directly from Irma Stern at the Firs in Rosebank in 1963, this touching composition was a poignant reminder of his late mother. The seller was left an inheritance and decided to purchase this work which has occupied pride of place on the walls of his family home.

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Kevin Atkinson- master abstractionist

April 21, 2011 - Auction shy Kevin Atkinson features in the forthcoming Cape Town auction scheduled for 31 May 2011. A monumental bold diptych is to be offered for R150 000 – 200 000.

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Keith Alexander’s The Gentleman Caller- A further exploration into the Namibian desert.

April 21, 2011 - This work is similar to lot 595 sold by Stephan Welz & Co. on the 5th of October 2010 in Cape Town.

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Printmaking in South Africa- a brief overview

April 21, 2011 - “Printmaking originated in China after paper was invented (about A.D. 105). Relief printing first flourished in Europe in the 15th century, when the process of papermaking was imported from the East. Since that time, relief printing has been augmented by the various techniques described earlier, and printmaking has continued to be practiced as one of the fine arts.”

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Antique Furniture is Environmentally Friendly

April 11, 2011 - Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Ltd have an interesting and varied selection of antique furniture on their Decorative & Fine Arts Auction to be held on the 19th and 20th April 2011 at their premises in Rosebank.

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First sale of the year for Stephan Welz & Company’s Johannesburg office

April 11, 2011 - The first sale of 2011 for the Johannesburg branch of well acclaimed auction house, Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited, will be taking place on 19 & 20 April. Five sessions over a two day period are sure to cause some excitement with wonderful pieces for offer in all departments.

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Plique-à-Jour

April 8, 2011 - On the 20th of April 2011 at 10h30 at Stephan Welz and Co. (Pty) Ltd, Rosebank, Lot 752, a Russian silver-gilt plique-à-jour enamel napkin ring, Gustav Klingert, Moscow circa 1895, comes under the hammer with an auction estimate of R12 000 – R15 000.

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Stern – the lady of the moment

April 8, 2011 - Seeing as Stern is making such headlines these days, it is worth having a looking at the beautiful example that Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited has coming up for auction on Tuesday 19 April at their Rosebank premises - Lot 523 (The Strawberry Pickers R 800 000 – 1 200 000), a rather large gouache which shows female forms in a more abstract nature, from her later period.

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The Classic Car as an Investment

April 8, 2011 - Stephan Welz & Company Pty Limited, 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 19 April 2011 auction at 18h30 includes four examples of classic cars being offered.

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South Africa's most important photograph

April 4, 2011 - On 19th April 2011 at Stephan Welz & Co. (Pty) Ltd, 13 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg an important photograph comes up for auction. It captures a moment in time when South Africa’s future hung in the balance. A vote was taken. The decision reached, changed the face of South African politics and subjected the non-white population to the extremes of apartheid during the next 58 years.

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Ardmore Beauty

April 4, 2011 - A significant piece from the 'Great Cats of the World' exhibition on auction.

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Marquetry - artistry in wood

April 4, 2011 - Stephan Welz and Company Pty Limited are delighted to be offering a beautiful example of Dutch marquetry at their forthcoming auction in Rosebank on 19th April. Lot 294, a 19th century Dutch marquetry walnut display cabinet epitomises the richness and creativity of marquetry, with a pre-auction estimate of R30 000 - 35 000, it should attract a great deal of interest amongst collectors of fine furniture.

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