Get your hands on amazing artworks at the FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show

After months of preparation, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery’s (FOTAG) major fundraiser, the 2016 Fabulous Picture Show is about to open.

More than 236 art works have been donated by over 100 artists and they will all go under the auction hammer on Friday, November 25.All funds raised will be used by FOTAG to purchase new artworks for the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Continue reading

FOTAG needs you! Artists are invited to submit works for the annual Fabulous Picture Show at the Tatham

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Jutta Faulds’ mixed media Mandala 1, one of the artworks already received for this year’s Fabulous Picture Show

THE Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) are gearing up for the 2016 edition of The Fabulous Picture Show, FOTAG’s major annual fundraising auction and fun event, now in its seventh year. Continue reading

Raise your hat as important Stern comes home

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Portrait of Freda Feldman in Basotho Hat by Irma Stern.

STRAUSS & Co’s next auction, which takes place on Monday, May 23, in Johannesburg, will include the sale of a museum piece by South Africa’s most celebrated female artist, Irma Stern.

This painting has come all the way from Australia and is titled, Portrait of Freda Feldman in Basotho Hat.

The sitter, Freda Feldman, was a very close friend of the artist and there are many interesting stories to disclose about their close friendship, their fettish for hats and more.

Strauss & Co have estimated that the painting – which is signed and dated 1943 and is accompanied by the Basuto hat (mokorotlo) worn by the sitter – should sell between R5 and 7 million. Continue reading