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Whether you’ve got R8,000 or R9m, one of 130 Irma Sterns could ...

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Whether you’ve got R8,000 or R9m, one of 130 Irma Sterns could be yours

The auction and exhibition of original works follow the prolific artist’s career from 1920 to 1965

Cape Town bureau chief

Kirsty Colledge took a call this week from an art collector who couldn’t quite believe what he’d just seen.

“You’re selling more than 130 Irma Sterns in one go ... and they’re all original works?” he asked.

The senior art specialist at auctioneer Strauss & Co was happy to dispel the collector’s disbelief, even if she has to pinch herself every day about the opportunity that’s fallen into her lap...

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