Strauss & Co is proud to co-sponsor an exhibition of Pierneef from the collection of Anton Taljaard at TAF17.

Inspired by his parents, who were avid collectors themselves, Anton accompanied them to collect their latest Pierneef acquisition from a prominent Johannesburg gallery, where he promptly bought his first artwork, a Pierneef linocut, at the age of 13.

He has been collecting ever since, and today Anton is respected as one of the foremost collectors of modern and contemporary South African art. He has a penchant for Pierneef, with a vast collection of all the mediums in which Pierneef worked. Of particular note is the very special group of Pierneef’s rare caseins.

The exhibition at TAF17 encompasses top examples from Anton’s collection, ranging from etchings to water colours and oil paintings, showing the artist’s diversity in all its splendour. Of special note is Anton’s collection of the etching plates Pierneef used in his life time. They will be on exhibition, together with prints pulled from these by Pippa Skotnes from the Michaelis Art School, University of Cape Town.

In addition, the Artist Proof Studio students will demonstrate the linocut technique as part of the exhibition. These students study Pierneef’s graphic work as part of their curriculum, and they will be showing how their work is inspired by the master.


Artinsure has undertaken the sponsorship of the insurance for this exhibition for the duration of the fair.


Strauss & Co

“The Turbine Art Fair presents a wonderful opportunity for Strauss & Co to showcase a selection of works from its online-only auction, which will run from 8-18 July 2017. The auction will include a wide variety of works, largely by South Africa’s most loved modern and contemporary artists, at accessible prices. The popularity of online auctions has grown exponentially worldwide, and they are an excellent opportunity for new and emerging collectors to start building a collection, but are growing in popularity among seasoned collectors too. The Turbine Art Fair is the perfect forum for art enthusiasts to see some of the works from Strauss & Co’s online-only auction in the flesh”  says Susie Goodman, General manager (JHB), Strauss & Co.  Strauss & Co will also be responsible for valuating the exciting JAG exhibition.


About Artinsure

 Artinsure was established in 2007 to provide collectors of art, antiques, collectables – and other appreciating assets – with specialist insurance protection. Our long-standing love of, and support for, the arts – in all its forms – is fused with our expertise in valuation-based insurance, enabling us to understand the unique relationship between collectors and their precious works and offer them competitive risk solutions that are as relevant as they are creative.