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Acclaimed South African Sculptor Deborah Bell Revisits Classic Works

Deborah Bell, one of South Africa’s most eminent and critically acclaimed artists, returns to London with an exhibition at Everard Read. Sentinels is a major exhibition of monumental sculptures and more than 30 new paintings created over the past two years. At the heart of the exhibition are eight towering, 2.5-metre-high sculptures, Sentinels (2020). Cast in bronze, their origins trace back to the series of nine sentinels the artist made in 2003. Those sentinels drew...

Lost Portrait of Charles Dickens Found at Junk Sale

A portrait of a young Charles Dickens that had been lost for 174 years has been unearthed in a box of trinkets at a junk sale in South Africa. The palm-sized portrait, painted by artist and social campaigner Margaret Gillies in 1843, portrays the celebrated Victorian writer at the age of 31. The portrait was last seen in public in 1844 when it was displayed at the Royal Academy in London and Gillies reported the...

FNB Joburg Art Fair

FNB Joburg Art Fair, initiated by Artlogic, is the leading African art fair and first of its kind on the continent. The Fair is pleased to announce the selection of exhibitors for its seventh edition. Taking place 22 – 24 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the FNB Joburg Art Fair brings together the best of contemporary art from Africa and showcases innovative artists, galleries, writers and curators as well as writers and...

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