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; Fragile Paradise No. 7
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Fragile Paradise
14 Mar 2016
Sold for R 261 464
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Ornate Interior
14 Mar 2016
Sold for R 227 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Table
7 Nov 2016
Sold for R 215 992
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Three Views, triptych
17 May 2021
Sold for R 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Picnic
13 Oct 2014
Sold for R 193 256
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Trees on a Hillside
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Swamps No 5
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Composition
23 May 2016
Sold for R 147 784
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Bodyworks 5
22 Feb 2021
Sold for R 128 975
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Beach Scene
20 May 2019
Sold for R 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Andrew Verster; Blue Curtain
5 Jun 2017
Sold for R 125 048
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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