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Works by major African Artists to be auctioned for charity

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Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) will host its Biennial Fundraising Art Auction on Thursday, 27 July 2017 at the Johannesburg Country Club.  This non-profit organisation provides free legal services and trauma counseling to victims of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and child abuse. Through community engagement initiatives, as well as legal support and counseling, LvA educates victim about their rights, empowers them to secure justice, and supports them through the healing process.

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With the idea that African art enables justice, hope and healing, the auction will feature exquisite works from prominent and emerging artists from across the continent. Multiple mediums and price ranges are represented ensuring the art auction offers something for everyone – from the seasoned collector to the novice enthusiast.

Featured artists include:

William Kentridge

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This South African artist is best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. Having witnessed the dissolution of Apartheid first-hand, Kentridge brings the ambiguity and subtlety of personal experience to public subjects that are most often framed in narrowly defined terms. Kentridge’s unique preseptive and unparallelled talent makes him one of the most famed and sought-after South African artists of our time.

Benon Lutaaya

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Benon Lutaaya is a Johannesburg-based visual artist. His work communicates the living truth of under developed countries and the terrible fruits of neocolonialism – with its resulting poverty, economic backwardness. He further explores these effects on populations driven by a fierce desire for progress, jobs, and the inclination to fight.

Also included in this exciting line-up are works by: Diane Victor, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Robert Hodgins, Jan Neethling, Bruce Backhouse, Peter Clinton Gray, Lloyd Maluleke, Joni Brenner, Gunther Herbst and many names of the future from the Artists Proof Studio.

The Art Auction is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to preview the collection from 12:00 to 17:00 on ThursdayJuly 27 and are welcome to arrive at 18:00 for the Art Auction. All funds raised from the event will support LvA.

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