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Arisha Maharaj

Art Specialist Strauss & Co


Collecting, Valuing and Auctioning South African Art


Arishas’ presentation will take a look at the art market in South African and explore how art is valued and sold on auction, Online or Live.
She will be giving a rare backstage look into the art auction world and how it all works.

Speaker Biography

Arisha Maharaj discovered a passion for art and art history during her school years, pursing it through to postgraduate level at the University of Witwatersrand where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours in 2016, majoring in painting and sculpture. During her studies at Wits she began working as an intern at Strauss & Co and became a Specialist in the Art Department in 2017, responsible for consigning and valuing paintings, drawings, sculptures and works on paper. 

She is currently completing her Masters in History of Art at the University of Witwatersrand, with a focus on South African art and the art market. With a personal interest in art, cars, collecting and investing, the auction world has been the perfect fit for Arisha.

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