July 1
Walter Battiss
Composition with Figures

R 80 000 - 120 000

 

July 2
Nelson Makamo
Relocating

R 40 000 - 60 000

 

July 3
Alice Elahi
Balcony View

R 15 000 - 20 000

 

July 4
Norman Catherine
Portraits, triptych

R 150 000 - 200 000

 

July 5
Bambo Sibiya
Portrait of a Girl

R 35 000 - 40 000

 

July 6
David Botha
Street Scene after the Rain

R 20 000 - 30 000

 

July 7
Robert Hodgins
Plotting

R 25 000 - 35 000

 

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Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, and Wine

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Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, and Wine

10:00am Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 Monday, 12 Jul 2021

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JH PIERNEEF: IN/SIGHT

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7:00pm Monday, 19 Jul 2021

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Deborah Bell; Vanity Notebook

Deborah Bell
Vanity Notebook

R 18 000 – 24 000

Pieter Hugo; Sam, Klein Karoo, South Africa, 2003

Pieter Hugo
Sam, Klein Karoo, South Africa 2003

R 120 000 – 150 000

Sipho Ndlovu; Weekend Driver Eastern Free State

Sipho Ndlovu
Weekend Driver Eastern Free State

R 15 000 – 20 000

Mikhael Subotzky; Fancy Dress Competition, Beaufort West Agricultural Show, 2006

Mikhael Subotzky
Fancy Dress Competition, Beaufort West Agricultural Show, 2006

R 8 000 – 12 000


Featured Artist

Walter Battiss

In addition to being a prolific painter and printmaker, Walter Battiss was a passionate student of Southern African rock art, publishing no fewer than seven books on the subject in the 1940s and 50s. The elongated figures typical of his art were directly inspired by his large collection of rock art photographs and tracings. In the 1960s his work was characterised by a sgrafitto technique (scratching images through layers of oil paint) and in the early 1970s Battiss invented an imaginary artistic construct, Fook Island, which he populated with material culture (a Fook alphabet, currency, postage stamps, passport, etc.). His numerous travels to the Middle East and to various Greek islands were constant sources of inspiration.


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