So auction houses are big business in South Africa, and Panga Management spends a fair amount of time trying to avoid the boring auction house news. Let’s be honest, who really gives a fuck…. there are only four people who care how much money an Irma Stern painting commands on the auction market – that would be the seller, the buyer, the auction house share holders, and the museum curator ( who knows that the museum they work for will never be able to afford any of the quality artworks that might come up for auction).
Auction news equals PM falling into a voluntary intellectual coma.
Then Stephan Welz and Co produce an advert ( see below) that is in such poor taste, that a concerned Aunty Panga shakes PM awake, spikes PM’s sugar levels with Lemon Meringue and demands PM take action. So here’s what PM has to say….. Stephan Welz and Co, what possessed you to smear a four-year old little girl in red lipstick, mascara, diamonds and pearls and use her as the subject in an advert next to the copy text “Invitation to consign for our forthcoming auction”. Are you trying to break into the paedophile market? Come now, it seems your visual literacy has hit an all time low. This advert is evidence that it’s not just PM who becomes comatosed when one mentions the word auction, clearly the marketing people at Stephan Welz and Co suffer from the same affliction.