A new record for the sale of South African art has been set. And again it’s for an Irma Stern. The sale of the “Bahora Girl” in London at a Bonham’s auction last night fetched 2.4million pounds – that’s 26.7 million rands. Two weeks ago Stern’s Gladioli painting broke a record after it sold for R13 368 000 at a Strauss & Co auction.
The painting comes from Stern’s time in Zanzibar, “where she was powerfully affected by the beauty of the local Indian women,” says the Bonham’s press release. Giles Peppiatt, from the auction house, said: “Once again Bonhams has demonstrated the growing interest in South African art and the wisdom of selling in London to an international audience.”
Still wondering about that Last Supper painting by Dean Simon.
I HAVE A 1935 IRMA STERN – WATER COLOUR LANDSCAPE. (BOATS WITH OCEAN)
WHAT I FIND STRANGE IS WHY I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING SIMILAR TO THAT ? SHE NORMALLY USE BRIGHT COLOURS – THIS IS PASTEL COLOURS. PLEASE CAN YOU ASSIST ?