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New Strauss & Co happenings in Cape Town

February 2023 has brought some exciting changes for Strauss & Co

Strauss & Co, the leading auction house on the African continent, recently announced the opening of a new artistic office space in Cape Town at Brickfield Canvas. The creative hub and technology campus is located at 35 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.

“We are excited to further grow our operations in Cape Town as Strauss & Co continues to welcome clients from across Africa and the world to enjoy and celebrate art, objects, wine and jewellery across many different collecting categories,” says Frank Kilbourn, Chairperson, Strauss & Co.  “It is our mission to provide a convening centre for all who enjoy living with art and this fantastic location will help us further our activities both in the community, in the city, in the country and on the continent as well as providing to our global clients.”

The Inaugural Exhibition

The inaugural exhibition programme in February will unveil two special projects.

Firstly, a public exhibition showcasing the works of art is on offer in a new auction format. The Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa auction takes place on 28 February 2023.

Strauss & Co will also unveil a non-commercial exhibition devoted to Ezrom Legae and Sydney Kumalo. This is, of course, in anticipation of the first-ever catalogue raisonné for these two internationally celebrated South African modernist sculptors, titled Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo & Ezrom Legae, launching later in 2023.

Strauss & Co’s new pan-African auction

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa features collectable art by pioneering modernist and trailblazing contemporary artists. Works were selected by leading curators from art centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe as well as South Africa. Early highlights include works by contemporary artists Pierre-Christophe Gam, Cyrus Kabiru, Zanele Muholi, Simphiwe Ndzube, Thierry Oussou, Athi-Patra Ruga, Cinga Samson and Tafadzwa Tega.

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa is a celebration of African achievement,” says Bina Genovese, Managing Executive, Strauss & Co. “The auction will present works by renowned African artists to the public at a time when Cape Town, a global art capital, is the centre of attention. With our proven competencies handling art from southern Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, I have no doubt that this new sale will broaden dialogue among artists and collectors from across the African continent and beyond, as well as provide networking opportunities for art professionals.”

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa exhibition will take place from 13 February – 28 February at 35 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town.

The Auction takes place on 28 February. Visit for more information.

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