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Sale of the Century !
Andries Loots
 Week of 9 Nov 1999





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On Monday 8 November 1999 I attended the Sotheby's end of the year sale in Johannesburg. There was a huge crowd showing keen interest  and bidding was fierce. Admission to the Auction was by ticket only.

A few highlights : 
A fine selection of  over 500 works was offered.  This auction broke through all records  for a South African work of art. Here are some of the hammer prices ( commission  to be added):

Gregoire Pierneef Pierneef Maggie
Lot 531 Gregoire Boonzaier R280 000 Lot 525 Hendrik Pierneef R190 000 Lot 490 Hendrik Pierneef R160 000 Lot 473 Maggie Laubser R90 000
Stern Sumner

Irma Stern R500 000-700 000

Lot 482 Irma Stern 
R700 000
Lot 559 Maud Sumner R210 000 Lot 501 Maggie Laubser R230 000 Lot 477 Irma Stern R1000 000




Lot 603 George Pemba  R50 000 Lot 512 AlexisPreller R100000