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Jersey Shore fishermen have ‘once in a lifetime’ encounter with Great White Shark

first_imgAlessandro De Maddalena/iStock(NEW YORK) — While others may have tried to escape in fear, a team of fishermen in New Jersey considered themselves lucky when a Great White Shark approached their boat.The fishermen boating off the coast of Manasquan, which is about 10 miles south of Asbury Park, couldn’t contain their excitement and called the encounter a “once in a lifetime” experience, according to a video posted on Facebook.The shark swam toward the boat, jumped up and ate a bag of ground-up fish bait before turning around, the video shows.Jeff Crilly, who posted the video on his Facebook page and called it the “best day ever on the water.”He estimated the shark, among the most feared predators, may have been 16 feet long.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where’s the Evidence?

first_img“We believe there is a direct relationship between the presence of uberX (Uber’s lowest-cost option) in a city and the amount of drunk driving crashes involving younger populations,” the report says.That could be. But we don’t really know, and neither does Uber. Uber does not provide evidence in its report that Uber users and those under 30 are the same population. A methodology shared with us by Uber asserts that their users are generally younger and more technologically savvy. MADD’s George said they sent the data analysis to an outside research group for extra vetting. She declined to name the group because they were not formally part of the report.Michael Amodeo, an Uber spokesperson, sent us a statement in response to questions about the analysis:“We believe the results of the study are an encouraging step in the right direction and provide evidence that ridesharing services like Uber are making a meaningful and positive impact on mindsets and the rate of drunk driving. We attempt to deal with other factors in our study by breaking out the under 30 and over 30 groups, and we’re comparing them against each other.”Uber’s report credits an analysis by Nate Good, who is chief technology officer for an online ticketing company as well as an amateur statistician and self-described ridesharing proponent. Uber’s report reads: “Inspired by Nate Good’s analysis—which demonstrated a clear downward trend in alcohol-related crashes in Pennsylvania’s youngest cohort once ridesharing was available—we decided to replicate that study in California at large using data procured from the State.”However, Good’s study had nothing to do with “alcohol-related crashes.” Good analyzed DUI arrests. “That was a poor choice of words on Uber’s part,” Good told us.Good was careful to note various caveats of his analysis. No 1 on his list: “Correlation does not equate to causation.” No. 2: “I am a computer science professional and a data science enthusiast, but by no means a statistician.”Good said he attempted to analyze alcohol-involved crash data but could not find a reliable data source.We’ve also reached out to Plouffe, but haven’t heard back yet.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter. Last week Uber revealed another way the ridesharing service is revolutionizing travel: Cities that use Uber see a reduction in drunk driving accidents among young people, a company report showed.“When empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives,” the company declared.David Plouffe—President Obama’s former campaign manager who is now filling the same role for Uber—emailed millions of users to share the astounding news. “Since we launched uberX in California, drunk-driving crashes decreased by 60 per month for drivers under 30,” Plouffe wrote. “That’s 1,800 crashes likely prevented over the past 2 ½ years.”What is Uber’s evidence that they “likely prevented” so many crashes?Not much.Indeed, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which co-authored the report, cautioned us against connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving. “Nobody is saying that there is a causation relationship here, this is a correlation relationship. Purely correlational,” said Amy George, senior vice president of marketing and communications for MADD. (MADD took a less cautious stance in a  press release last week: New Report from MADD, Uber Reveals Ridesharing Services Important Innovation to Reduce Drunk Driving.)Uber’s report has two key graphics: The first shows alcohol-involved crashes in California markets where Uber operates. The second shows the same, but in cities where there is no Uber service. Each graph compares accidents between under-30 and 30-and-over drivers. The charts actually show, in general, a downward trend of drunk driving accidents in both Uber and non-Uber markets.But Uber and Plouffe are hanging their assertion on another facet of the analysis: drunk driving crashes for those under 30 have dropped more in cities that have Uber versus those that don’t.center_img Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Hardy hurlers defy the weather

first_imgPortroe and Lorrha clash in a semi-final at University of Limerick all-weather pitch at 3.30pm.Borrisoleigh and Moneygall/Clonakenny also meet in a last four tie.Meanwhile, the County Junior B Football Final between Galtee Rovers and Clonakenny, due to take place tomorrow (Sunday) in Dundrum has been moved to Bansha. Throw-in is at 1.30pm.last_img

Giroud kickstarts Chelsea career with Southampton fightback

first_img“The most important thing is to never give up, believe in our quality, play our game and I am proud of what we have done today.”Defeat is another body blow to Saints’ chances of avoiding relegation as they remain rooted in the bottom three when for so long they seemed set for a first home win in the Premier League since November. Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek put the hosts in command, but Giroud struck either side of Eden Hazard’s equaliser to cut the gap on Liverpool and Tottenham in the fight for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season to seven points.“As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four,” added Giroud. “We have got five finals to play, after that we will see.”The two sides will meet again in the FA Cup semi-finals next weekend, and Southampton will do well to raise themselves for cup glory with their place in the Premier League next season looking ever more precarious. Southampton, United States | AFP | Olivier Giroud hopes to have kickstarted his Chelsea career after coming off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday with his first Premier League goals for the club.The French international striker has largely struggled to make an impact since his deadline day move from Arsenal in January, putting his place at the World Cup at risk.“I’ve been through some difficulties in my career, but I always try to come back stronger and it happened today,” said Giroud.center_img “As has been the case all year apparently we’ve got a soft underbelly,” said Saints boss Mark Hughes, whose three Premier League games in charge have now all ended in defeats. “When the momentum shifts against us we can’t get a platform and wait until the momentum swings our way again.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Rory climbs the leaderboard as Casey pushes on

first_img His plan tomorrow is simple: “I shall be conservative and when I get opportunities I’ll try to take them.”  His closest challenger is Finland’s Jesse Saareks on two-under, while Ireland’s Joseph Byrne and Jordan’s Shergo Kurdi are one-under.  9 Aug 2017 Rory climbs the leaderboard as Casey pushes on South Africa’s Casey Jarvis scored two-under par 70 today to extend his lead in the Reid Trophy to four shots, with a round left to play.  He is six-under for the 36 holes played so far in the English U14 boys’ open championship at Manchester Golf Club. Click here for full scores  His response was to birdie the next two holes and to add another birdie on the 16th. “I knew I was hitting the ball really good, I knew I could come back and fight back,” said Jarvis.  As he made headway today his main rivals slipped back a little, but England’s Rory McDonald-O’Brien, pictured top, (Lilleshall Hall, Shropshire) also made ground. His 70 moved him 14 places up the leaderboard and into a share of fifth place on level par.  McDonald-O’Brien played in the Reid Trophy last year but missed the cut. This year, he has set his sights on a top ten finish, buoyed by a good result in the Scottish U16s, where he was 12th and played below his handicap in all four rounds.  The gusting winds made club selection difficult, but the 13-year-old got it right with a series of extremely accurate shots for birdies. On the seventh his sand wedge approach finished 1ft away; he repeated the feat on the ninth with a seven iron; on the 14th, his wedge shot from 60 yards lipped out and left him a 2ft putt; on the 16th he chipped in.  He’s the leading English player and, while this round isn’t his lowest, it is, he said: “Right up there with my best because of the conditions.”  Casey Jarvis, pictured left, has similar aims: “I am going to try and hit as many greens as possible and make a few putts – and hopefully I can do it.” Images copyright Leaderboard Photography After today’s second round the leading 70 players qualified for tomorrow’s final round with the cut falling on 11-over par.   The 14-year-old showed his powers of resilience today. He was playing very steadily and was two under after 12 holes, when he took a triple bogey seven on the 13th after pushing his second into the long grass.  Tags: Reid Trophylast_img read more

Cats rally back at High School Volleyball Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsAfter a slow start the Mount Sentinel Wildcats finally has something to cheer about.The Cats rallied for a three-set victory over Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Wednesday at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships at UBC/O gymnasium in Kelowna.Mount Sentinel dropped the opening game 17-25 before winning two straight 25-23 in a thriller and 15-10 in the deciding contest.The win, following a pair of losses earlier in the day against Prince Charles of Creston and Highland of Comox, puts the Cats in third spot in Pool C play.Mount Sentinel, seeded 12th entering the 16-team tournament, meets Sahali of Kamloops today in the first round of the playoffs.The first day of the championships is similar to the way the season has gone for Glen Campbell’s squad as the team got better with age.“We have improved tremendously from the beginning of the season with only three Grade 12 players on the 11-man roster,” the head coach of Mount Sentinel said prior to the provincial tournament. “We are feeling optimistic in terms of our chances and really hope to gain some valuable experience to help with the development of this young team.”The optimistic Cats rallied from a 1-0 deficit against the Island School in the opening game Wednesday to even the match with a 25-20 win. But Highland outlasted Sentinel 15-11 in the final game to claim the match.Mount Sentinel then lost 2-0 to Prince Charles. The scores in the match were 25-17, 25-19.Teams begin play Thursday in the playoff round. The tournament final is set for Saturday at the UBC/O gymnasium.SIDE OUT: Prince Charles, the other Kootenay school entered plays D.P. Todd of Prince George in playoff action. . . .Mount Sentinel’s match starts at 10:45 a.m. at UBC/O. A victory advances the Cats to meet the winner of the Prince Rupert/Winfield match. . . . The Triple-A boy’s tournament is also being played at the same time at UBC/O. Kootenay rep Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook plays Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton in playoff action this [email protected]last_img read more

Roundballers flock to Soccer Quest for Co-Ed Tournament

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Soccer Quest Facility was a beehive of activity Tuesday as roundball stars young and old entered teams in the annual Co-Ed Tournament. Six teams took to the floor Tuesday during round robin action.Each team is guaranteed four games during the two day event, quickly turning into a must play event for Nelson Youth Soccer grads at home during the Christmas Holiday break.Today the playoff round captures center stage.The final is set for 1 p.m. at the Soccer Quest Indoor Facility on Cedar [email protected]last_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN

first_imgTiago Pereira91715158%41%$388,617 Mike Smith36117131%53%$844,851 Drayden Van Dyke575789%35%$321,664 Fernando Perez831010812%34%$400,908 NYQUIST WORK ‘EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED’            Kentucky Derby king Nyquist treated his fans to a public workout Saturday, recording his second breeze since finishing third in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, going five furlongs in 1:02.07 before the first race at Santa Anita.Regular rider Mario Gutierrez was aboard for the drill, which took place on a pristine track some 45 minutes before the first race of the day that went off at 1:32 p.m.Nyquist went the first quarter mile in a leisurely 26.08, then picked up the pace considerably to reach the half-mile marker in 49.20 before achieving a final time of 1:02.07.“It wasn’t super-fast, but it was exactly what we wanted,” trainer Doug O’Neill said after the work. “It was only his second breeze since the Preakness and I like the way he finished.“Our ultimate goal is the Breeders’ Cup Classic (at Santa Anita Nov. 5), so we’ll huddle up with the Reddams (Paul and Zillah) and the rest of the team and work backwards from that race. We’ll know more as we go along before coming up with a target race. He looked fantastic Sunday morning.”A decision on the next race for Nyquist may not surface for at least a week, because O’Neill is going on a rare and welcome vacation next week to Montana.“I’m looking forward to it,” he said. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo11721171718%47%$1,318,943 Martin Pedroza741081214%41%$348,010 FINISH LINES: Champion females Beholder and Stellar Wind, first and second in the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4, each worked Sunday at Santa Anita for a possible rematch in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30. Beholder went five furlongs in 59 flat for Richard Mandella, while Stellar Wind went the same distance in 1:00.80 for John Sadler, who called the drill “perfect.” Said Mandella: “It was a little faster than I wanted, but it was a nice five-eighths.” . . . San Felipe Stakes winner Danzing Candy worked six furlongs in 1:13 for Bob Baffert, who has the son of Twirling Candy set for next Saturday’s Grade III Affirmed Stakes. Leading rider Rafael Bejarano has the mount in the 1 1/16-mile race for three-year-olds . . . Santa Monica winner Lost Bus, prepping for the $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap on Monday, July 4, worked three furlongs for Gary Sherlock in 36 flat . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, back with Dan Hendricks after being turned out, went three furlongs in 38 seconds flat . . . Firing Line, second to Triple Crown king American Pharoah in the 2015 Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 for Simon Callaghan, who has the son of Line of David on course for a meeting with California Chrome in the San Diego Handicap on July 23 . . . Santa Anita clockers had a busy Sunday, with 324 recorded workouts, including 30 on the training track . . . Santiago Gonzalez rides at Monmouth Park today, piloting El Deal for trainer Andrew Lakeman in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes for three-year-olds and up at six furlongs . . . On Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3, the largest Asian-themed night market in the United States takes place at Santa Anita in the form of 626 Night Market. The growing entertainment tradition features merchandise vendors, games, food, music, and more. For more information, visit santaanita.com/events or www.626nightmarket.com . . . Santa Anita resumes live racing on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. There is free Grandstand Admission Thursday and Friday, along with free general admission parking. Santa Anita offers holiday racing on Monday, July 4, with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Flavien Prat11732181527%56%$1,609,331 Jerry Hollendorfer671371319%49%$923,743 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tim Yakteen2458121%58%$191,698 James Cassidy4064515%38%$365,475 Mike Puype4794519%38%$278,530 AWESOME AGAIN NEXT RACE FOR MELATONIN?SONGBIRD WORKS FOR EAST COAST CAMPAIGNNYQUIST ‘FANTASTIC’ AFTER PUBLIC WORKOUTMICHAEL WRONA & THE GOLD CUP–THEN & NOW REMATCH LOOMS FOR BEHOLDER, STELLAR WIIND Philip D’Amato852216726%53%$1,459,838 (Current Through Saturday, June 25) Chad Lindsay5676913%39%$168,150 Stewart Elliott888879%26%$362,515 Brayan Pena5865710%31%$144,225 Santiago Gonzalez15617222511%41%$909,200 Kent Desormeaux4667313%35%$261,175 Peter Miller531012619%53%$454,420 Doug O’Neill848151810%49%$587,826 TWENTY SIX YEARS LATER, WRONA IS AGAIN SPOT-ON WITH GOLD CUP CALL            It was 26 years ago, June 24, 1990, when a newly arrived 24-year-old Australian race caller named Michael Wrona called the action as reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion, Horse of the Year and past Kentucky Derby winner Sunday Silence went toe to toe with eventual Horse of the Year Criminal Type in the 50th Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup.Wayne Lukas and Jose Santos were to triumph that day by a head over Charlie Whittingham and Patrick Valenzuela in a Gold Cup for the ages.Fast forward to yesterday, and Wrona, now at age 50 and like the late Whittingham, devoid of “topside cover,” was back at the Gold Cup microphone for the first time since 1999–this time as the newly minted Voice of Santa Anita.“I have to admit, as I was doing my preparation for the race and then again as they were going to the gate, I did reflect back on that first one with Sunday Silence and Criminal Type,” said Wrona. “There was so much drama with that one and yes, there was a lot of pressure too, because here I was, the new kid on the block and I’m calling what turned out to be one of the biggest races of the year.“I’m just so thankful to Santa Anita for allowing me the opportunity to do this job and be in a position to again call races of this magnitude. If you talk to guys like Joe Talamo, Gary Stevens and Mike Smith, this is what our sport is all about. Getting the best horses in their respective divisions together and deciding things on the track.”While Wrona allowed that yesterday’s field wouldn’t be compared to some of the epic runnings of the Gold Cup, dating back to Seabiscuit’s win in the inaugural edition in 1938, his adrenaline was flowing at full speed as the stretch run unfolded.“In my mind, there was no question that Melatonin was the horse to beat,” he said. “When he took the lead turning for home after those soft fractions, you knew he was going to be extremely tough, but Gary Stevens had other ideas. I mean, he had Win the Space, the longest shot in the race, in a position to win with less than a furlong to run but Melatonin showed his class and was drawing off at the end.”Wrona described it thusly: “Melatonin’s the leader. He’s pulling away. Dave Hofmans has transformed this gelding into a star stayer! Melatonin wins from Win the Space…”“We’ve seen some great performances just at this Spring Meet alone,” said Wrona. “From Songbird winning the Summertime Oaks and Beholder winning both the Adoration and the Vanity, Melatonin validated his win in the Big ‘Cap with that win yesterday and he proved he belongs on the same stage with the best horses in the country.”Fittingly, Michael Wrona has proven himself a worthy successor to one of Santa Anita’s all-time greats as he sets the stage daily in his hard-earned role as The Voice of Santa Anita. Martin Garcia751261216%40%$640,734 Edwin Maldonado12822191317%42%$880,206 SONGBIRD BREEZES FOR EAST COAST SWINGSuperstar filly Songbird, preparing for a tour back East that will include the Grade I Alabama Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 20, worked four furlongs under regular rider Mike Smith early Sunday morning in 49.20 for Jerry Hollendorfer, who won six races Saturday, three at Santa Anita and three at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton session.“It was just a real nice work,” said the Hall of Fame trainer who has sent out more than 7,100 winners. “She went off slow and finished up good. We were all happy afterwards.”Addressing Saturday’s six victories, Hollendorfer took it in stride. “We had a real good day,” he said. “We’re very grateful.”Asked if he had ever won six races in one day, Hollendorfer said, “I don’t remember.” Mario Gutierrez63613310%35%$514,010 Bob Baffert44119625%59%$676,085 Alonso Quinonez4656611%37%$212,040 Brandon Boulanger4451411%23%$120,740 Peter Eurton3984521%44%$474,835 MELATONIN ‘LOOKS GOOD,’ COULD WAIT FOR AWESOME AGAINMelatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita.The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms may have to wait three months to see their hero race again.“So far he looks good,” said Hofmans, back on the beat as usual with his assistant and nephew, Brent Fabbri. “He ate up last night which is a key thing, because horses that run as hard as he did sometimes don’t eat up.“I was very proud of him. That was his best race. He ran two seconds faster than his last race at a mile and a quarter (1:59.79 for the Gold Cup; 2:02 flat for the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12). I was very pleased with his effort yesterday.“I don’t have a race in mind for him right now. I’ve got to give him time, because he’s not that big a horse. Maybe the Awesome Again here. I don’t know. We’ll see.”The Awesome Again will be run at Santa Anita on Oct. 1.Melatonin had not raced for two months before the Gold Cup, having finished second to Effinex in the Oaklawn Handicap April 16.For the 73-year-old Hofmans, who celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary Saturday with his wife, Linda Murray, widow of the late, great Los Angeles Times columnist, Jim Murray, Melatonin’s surprising success was but one in the 42-year racetrack run for the Los Angeles native.Hofmans won the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with 40-1 shot Adoration; the 2008 Turf Sprint at 36-1 with Desert Code; and the $4 million Classic in 1996 with Alphabet Soup, who paid $41.70 in upsetting two-time Horse of the Year Cigar. Hofmans also saddled Touch Gold for Frank Stronach to win the 1997 Belmont Stakes, costing Silver Charm the Triple Crown.The Gold Cup was a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race, insuring a fees-paid berth to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, waiving a $150,000 entry fee. John Sadler59951215%44%$724,773 Rafael Bejarano15439292625%61%$2,151,727 Mark Glatt6210131016%53%$385,206 Tyler Baze16628312617%51%$1,370,529 Richard Baltas5199918%53%$387,870 Richard Mandella3385524%55%$674,950 Patrick Gallagher2662123%35%$221,670 Robertino Diodoro1967132%74%$280,910 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Steven Miyadi2556220%52%$168,675 Hector O. Palma2054025%45%$92,775 Simon Callaghan2653219%38%$250,320last_img read more

South Africa’s ’30-day TV advert’

first_img18 August 2009 While most television advertisements only last for 30 seconds, the 2010 Fifa World Cup offers South Africa the opportunity to stage a 30-day advertisement to the world, says 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Irvin Khoza. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Khoza said the World Cup was a once-in-a-lifetime marketing opportunity for South Africa. “Think of the tournament as a 30-day commercial for South Africa – a 30-day television commercial to be watched by a cumulative audience of billions around the globe – this is the scale of our opportunity for South Africans to present this country effectively and proactively,” Khoza said. The LOC chairman said it was up to South Africans to decide what the message of the “30-day commercial” would be. The 2010 Fifa World Cup will be played in nine South African cities over a period of 30 days, with 32 teams playing 64 matches in the battle to be crowned football champions of the world. Assessed in terms of the number of worldwide viewers, the World Cup is the world’s biggest sporting event. It is expected to draw in a cumulative worldwide television audience of more than 26-billion spectators in 2010 – for Germany 2006, the total cumulative television audience was 26.3-billion. Using Monday’s occasion to give a 2010 stadium construction update, Khoza said the six stadiums that have not yet been completed are 80 percent complete and would be complete by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the latest research indicates a major shift in confidence among South Africans regarding the country’s ability to pull off a successful World Cup. During the first quarter of 2009, a Fifa-commissioned survey revealed that 88 percent of South Africans felt a sense of pride at being the first African country to host the World Cup, while 77 percent predicted the tournament would be a success. And in May this year, a separate survey by African Response found that 89 percent of South Africans believed the World Cup would benefit the country. Source: BuaNews / South Africa 2010last_img read more

South African art part of the David Bowie collection

first_imgFanagalo Store, a mixed media piece by South African artist Norman Catherine and part of the David Bowie art collection, sold for R1.4-million on auction at Sotheby’s London on 10 November 2016. (Photo: Sotheby’s)CD AndersonThe impressive art collection owned by musician, songwriter, actor and writer David Bowie was sold on auction at Sotheby’s, London in mid-November 2016. The collection of more than 300 sought-after works included a number of pieces by African and South African artists. The collection sold for £24.3-million, or R424.37-million.Bowie, who died on 10 January 2016, was renowned not only for his music and film work, but also as a dedicated patron of the arts. His notable art collection, accumulated over 40 years, featured examples of some of the world’s best modern works.A love of African artHis fondness stretched beyond post-modern outsider art – including US trailblazer Jean-Michel Basquiat and English art provocateur Damien Hirst – and influential post-war British painters such as figurative painter Frank Auerbach. Bowie also collected numerous contemporary African art pieces, including work by South African artists. He developed a great love of and enthusiasm for Africa and its artists during an extended visit to the continent in the late 1990s, which included visits to Kenya, Benin and South Africa.In an 1995 essay for Modern Painters magazine, Bowie wrote enthusiastically about his love of African art, describing the artists he met as having “only one common thread: an unquenched thirst for national- and self-understanding”.A visit to a wide-ranging exhibition of African artists at the Johannesburg Biennale during this time, Bowie described “as mind-jarringly moving as any major art-thing I’ve seen, East, West or Middle, in any year”.He went on to champion the continent’s artists with a number of exhibitions of his ever-growing collection in New York and London, hoping to “challenge our preconceptions of otherness and establish African art as being some of the most tantalising and provocative work to be seen”.Bowie presented his first solo exhibition of art influenced by his relationship with African artists in London in 1996, which included a critically acclaimed collaboration with South African artist Beezy Bailey.He had hoped that by using his influence to bring African art to an international audience, art lovers could bypass the often clichéd categorisation of African art as artefact, curio and low brow, and give it its rightful significance in the global cultural experience.African artists in the David Bowie collectionArtists Norman Catherine, David Koloane, Peter Bongani Shange, Percy Konqobe, Willie Bester and Penny Siopis represented the continent in the Bowie collection. Following the auction, Sotherby’s said that the South African art drew almost 10 times its presale estimate, setting new international records for five of the local artists.Fanagalo Store by SA artist Norman Catherine sold for R1,4 million as part of the David Bowie art collectionimage: https://t.co/3l9oqMQu4p pic.twitter.com/Tbz4U64YsR— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Three of Catherine’s pieces, Fanagalo Store, Cat Man and Back Chat II, were sold for more than R2-million combined.Catherine, a former Walter Batiss collaborator, is one of South Africa’s most popular contemporary artists, specialising in canvases, sculpture and mixed media. Speaking to TimesLive following the sale, the artist said he was surprised at the prices his relatively smaller pieces reached.Yet he thought the R1.4-million price for Fanagalo Store, a six-shelf mixed media presentation of numerous African-inspired figurines and one of Catherine’s favourite pieces, was a worthy value for such a special piece. Bowie bought it directly from Catherine during a visit to the artist’s home gallery, Fook Manor, near Hartbeespoort Dam outside Pretoria in 1995.SA artist Willie Bester’s What Happened in the Western Cape?, part of the David Bowie art collection. image: https://t.co/ms5at3SaTG pic.twitter.com/jbHBrILjtz— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Other South African works included in the auction were Willie Bester’s What Happened in the Western Cape? sold for R358,000, and two of Peter Bongani Shange’s bronze Mayibuye Head sculptures, which sold for R292,000 each.SA artist Peter Bongani Shange’s bronze Mayibuye Head sculptures, part of the David Bowie art collection image: https://t.co/3xZ2KJJpZX pic.twitter.com/zFhh3roroZ— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016The powerful mixed media portrait South African Postcard II by Cape Town painter Penny Siopis fetched almost double what was expected before the auction, selling for almost R180,000.South African Postcard II by Penny Siopis, part of the David Bowie collection image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/cdNIugCoBc— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016International pieces in the David Bowie collectionThe highest-selling item in the collection was the graffiti-inspired Air Power canvas by Basquiat, which sold for $8.9-million (R123-million).Air Power, by Jean Michel Basquiat, part of the David Bowie collection, sold for US$8.9 million image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/acveeVziw0— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Bowie’s own 1995 collaboration with Damien Hirst, the kaleidoscopic Beautiful, Hallo Space-Boy, sold for $98,000 (R13-million).Beautiful, Hallo Space-Boy, a collaboration between Damien Hirst and David Bowie image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/e689BZuyDa— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Watch a full tour of the Sotheby’s exhibition:Source: TimesLIVElast_img read more