Irma Stern prices rocket: Stephan Welz and Co’s sale 16th August

It seems that the recession has helped in bringing a large amount of work back onto the market.  Her painting Young Arab R10,000,000-R15,000,000 is to go on auction tonight 16th August at Stephan Welz’ Johannesburg sale, while her Two Arabs has an estimate of 20,000,000 to R25,000,000 when it goes on auction with Strauss in Cape Town on 26th September. 

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Wynton Marsalis in conversation at the Market Theatre Tues 23rd August

Here for the Joy of Jazz Festival, jazz giant Wynton Marsalis will be hosted in Conversation by Sibongile Khumalo and chaired by  John Kani.  Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work Blood on the Fields, which was commissioned by jazz at Lincoln Centre.  Tuesday 23 August 9.30 for 10 am at the Market Theatre followed by light lunch. To book  log onto ; OR email  


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Programme of live performances created by William Kentridge 6-18th Sept at the Market Theatre

Refuse the Hour is a two week programme  of live performance events created by artist William Kentridge, composers Philip Miller and François Sarhan, dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo, video editor Catherine Meyburgh and performance director Sue Pam-Grant.  The programme, which is presented by The Market Theatre in association with the Goodman Gallery and the French Institute of South Africa, includes work made in the past few years and premieres a new dance concert, Dancing with Dada.  Runs from the 6-18th September.   Check Events Calendar on this blog for details of the following performances:

I am not me, the horse is not mine  7 Sept at 20h00

Telegrams from the Nose 8, 9 & 10 Sep at 20h00 followed by Lectures of Professor Glacon #4 :Le Serpent a Plumes 

Playing on Image 12, 13 & 14 Sep at 20h00

Dancing with Dada   16 & 17 Sept at 20h00;  18 Sept at 19h00

Georges Méliès: A Cine Concert   18 Sept at 15h00

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