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Athi-Patra Ruga’s new exhibition: The stain at the end of rainbow

Athi-Patra Ruga’s latest exhibition, ‘Interior/Exterior/ Dramatis Personae’, takes his characters on transformative journeys

Toich turns to the old masters

The artist, who draws on varied inspirations from baking to Irma Stern, is now studying in Florence

Expert finds SA painting valued at £1m in London kitchen

An art expert discovered the Irma Stern painting, once sold to help fund Nelson Mandela's legal defence, being used as a noticeboard in a London flat.

Oh, so Irma! Exhibition brings Stern’s eccentricities to life

Artists Lien Botha and Clementina van der Walt have staged an intervention in Irma Stern's house that interacts directly with her art in the museum.

Stolen Pretoria Art Museum artworks found

Four of five paintings stolen from the Pretoria Art Museum have been found on a bench in a cemetery in Port Elizabeth, police said on Tuesday.

DA: Tshwane metro was warned about poor security at Pretoria Art Museum

The Democratic Alliance says the Tshwane metro had been repeatedly warned about the lack of adequate security measures at the Pretoria Art Museum.

Stern, Sekoto among stolen paintings

The five paintings stolen from the Pretoria Art Museum in Arcadia included an Irma Stern, worth R9-million, and a Gerard Sekoto, worth R7-million.

Irma Stern painting sells for R17.2m

Irma Stern's painting "Arab" has been sold at an auction for R17.2-million - the second-highest price ever for a painting sold in South Africa.

Currency of culture

Deciding what constitutes a South African heritage work of art seems to be a guessing game.

‘Arab Priest’ may come and go from SA

The painting, sold to Qatar in March, could find its way back to the Irma Stern Museum.

Irma Stern export ban challenged

This week a decision is made about whether an important work by the late Irma Stern can leave the country in the hands of a foreign owner.

Spike in art theft creates ugly picture

The recent theft of four works on paper by William Kentridge from the David Krut Gallery has shaken the South African art world.

South African women bring in the big bucks

It was the year South African female artists soared to bold new heights in terms of value and esteem.

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