Modern and Contemporary Art auction PIASA x ASPIRE14/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
The next ASPIRE auction will take place on February 14 in Cape Town, South Africa. This “Aspire x Piasa” auction of modern and contemporary African art is unique in that the works are presented in collaboration between the two auction houses Aspire and Piasa.
Since inception, Aspire has achieved resounding success in the areas of 20th century modernism and contemporary art at auction in Africa, as well as in presenting a broader, pan-African offering of modern and contemporary art from the continent. “This is echoed through our partnership with Piasa, one of the few top European firms conducting dedicated auctions of African art, contributing to the international growth and visibility, and consequent demand, for African art.” says Ruarc Peffers, Managing Director at Aspire Art Auctions. “Through our collaboration with PIASA, we are able to bring this remarkable collection to a broader, global audience.” continues Peffers.
Since the first auction of contemporary African art organized by PIASA in 2014, the ten vacations have confirmed the growing demand in the art market for artists from Africa and the Diaspora. There are more and more collectors who wish to embrace the richness of this artistic creation and its geographical variety around the world. To meet this growing demand, PIASA and ASPIRE have come together. By joining forces, we aim to reveal and offer to an ever wider audience the comprehensiveness of contemporary African creation.Christophe Person
Head of Contemporary African Art, PIASA
The auction will feature works by African modernists such as Jacob Pierneef (South Africa), Hugo Naudé (South Africa), Ablade Glover (Ghana), Ernesto Shikhani (Mozambique), Dumile Feni (South Africa), John Koenakeefe Mohl (South Africa) as well as contemporary artists such as Pierre Vermeulen (South Africa), Moshekwa Langa (South Africa), William Kentridge (South Africa), Mongezi Ncaphayi (Afrique du Sud), Wim Botha (South Africa), Sanaa Gateja (Uganda), Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya) among others.
Download the e-catalogue here.