Fabulous fun expected at the Fotag Quiz at the Tatham Art Gallery

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Andy Capostagno

THE Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) is hosting a fundraising quiz evening at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, on Friday, August 12.

ESTELLE SINKINS spoke to sports commentator, Andy Capostagno, who lives in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, and will be the quiz master at the event, about the chances that the Springboks and Proteas have in the forthcoming internationals and how he feels South African sportsmen and women will fare at the Rio Olympics.

He also shares his thoughts on working as a commentator and why supporting events like the Fotag Quiz is important. 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