Artists

From Albert Adams to Portia Zvavahera, Strauss & Co maintains a detailed database of every artist sold at auction since 2009. Whether it is painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, ceramics or new media, this searchable database lists by artist every lot offered and provides aggregated data useful to seasoned collectors. Important blue-chip artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies.


Andrew Verster

South African 1937-2020 


Andrew Verster studied design at the Camberwell School of Art in London (1955-59) and furthered his studies at Reading University (1959-60). Upon returning to South Africa he lectured at the University of Durban-Westville and the Natal Technikon until 1976 when he gave up teaching to become a full-time painter.

He designed sets and costumes for many stage productions and completed numerous public and private commissions, particularly for clients in Durban, including sculpture and tapestry for the Reserve Bank, artworks for the Hilton Hotel, and a tapestry in the ICC. He was also a noted writer of short stories, articles and radio plays. He held more than 50 solo exhibitions and is represented in many major public and private collections. He was honoured with two retrospective exhibitions at the Durban Art Gallery, in 1997 and 2019.

Among his most popular works are those in the Fragile Paradise series, characterised by a vivid use of colour and descriptive line.


155 lots offered      67.74% sold      R 5 118 769
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Andrew Verster; Still Life with Vase
22 Feb 2021
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Drawings, seven
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Variations on a Richmond Window 4
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Three Nudes
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Homage to Seferis, portfolio
23 Nov 2020
Sold for R 14 657
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Fragile Paradise No. 7
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Holy Fragments III
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 25 036
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Tattoed Man I
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Tattooed Man II
8 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; City Plants IV
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 108 110
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Icon Cut Glass
19 Oct 2020
Unsold
 
Andrew Verster; Home Sweet Home
19 Oct 2020
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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