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Strauss & Co

Invaluable Seller since 2010

Strauss & Co is South Africa’s leading Fine Art Auction House and the global leader in the South African art market.

Introduction
Strauss & Co is founded on prodigious expertise and distinctive presentation and is synonymous with top quality art, decorative arts and jewellery. With an average turnover per annum of over R155 million and an average sell-through rate of over 80%, Strauss & Co has sold nine of the ten most expensive paintings ever auctioned in South Africa as well as holding numerous artists’ sale records.

History
Strauss & Co was established in 2008 by celebrated figures in the business world, Mrs Elisabeth Bradley and Dr Conrad Strauss as well as art doyen Stephan Welz, with the purpose of placing auctioneering on a plane worthy of the best South Africa has to offer in both the fine and decorative arts. In March 2009 Strauss & Co held its highly successful inaugural auction selling over 87% of the lots on offer and turning over almost R 39 million.

Shortly afterwards a Cape Town office was established and auctions have been held bi-annually in both Johannesburg and Cape Town ever since.

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89 Central Street Houghton

Johannesburg, South Africa

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About Strauss & Co

Biography

Strauss & Co is South Africa’s leading Fine Art Auction House and the global leader in the South African art market.

Introduction
Strauss & Co is founded on prodigious expertise and distinctive presentation and is synonymous with top quality art, decorative arts and jewellery. With an average turnover per annum of over R155 million and an average sell-through rate of over 80%, Strauss & Co has sold nine of the ten most expensive paintings ever auctioned in South Africa as well as holding numerous artists’ sale records.

History
Strauss & Co was established in 2008 by celebrated figures in the business world, Mrs Elisabeth Bradley and Dr Conrad Strauss as well as art doyen Stephan Welz, with the purpose of placing auctioneering on a plane worthy of the best South Africa has to offer in both the fine and decorative arts. In March 2009 Strauss & Co held its highly successful inaugural auction selling over 87% of the lots on offer and turning over almost R 39 million.

Shortly afterwards a Cape Town office was established and auctions have been held bi-annually in both Johannesburg and Cape Town ever since.

Past Auctions from Strauss & Co

02/19/24

Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
02/11/24

Zeitz MOCAA 2024 Gala Benefit Auction - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
11/14/23

Dan Really Likes Wine Charity Auction - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
11/07/23

Modern and Contemporary Art: Evening Sale - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
11/06/23

Defining Impressions: A Selection of Prints from South African Studios - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
11/02/23

Ellerman House ArtAngels - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
10/25/23

Transcending Boundaries: International Modern and Contemporary Art - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
10/12/23

Woordfees Benefit Auction - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
10/07/23

Session Two: Cape Winemakers Guild Saturday, 7 October

Cape Town, South Africa
10/06/23

The 2023 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
09/19/23

Evening Sale: Modern and Contemporary Art - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
09/17/23

Bordeaux Theme - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
07/25/23

JH Pierneef: Close to Home - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
07/23/23

Prestigious Family Wineries - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
05/16/23

Modern and Contemporary Art - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
05/14/23

Rare and Fine Wine from Italy and Spain - Session One

Johannesburg, South Africa
03/28/23

Modern and Contemporary Art - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
03/28/23

Jewellery, Silver and Furniture - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
03/26/23

Bordeaux Theme - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa
02/28/23

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa - Session One

Cape Town, South Africa