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David Koloane

South African 1938-2019 


David Koloane was a pioneer black modernist artist during the South African apartheid era and played a huge role in contemporary South African art as an artist, writer, cultural critic and curator. He was a co-founder of the Thupelo workshop program and the Fordsburg Artists’ Studios, famously known as ‘The Bag Factory’. In his paintings, drawings and collages he made an oblique socio-political commentary on South Africa’s difficult past and the poverty experienced in townships. He is best known for his paintings and drawings of abstracted Johannesburg landscapes and the scavenger dogs he refers to as ‘Mgodoyi’. He was honoured with a retrospective exhibition that was shown at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg and Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town in 2019. He held numerous exhibitions and received many prestigious local and international awards.


112 lots offered      61.61% sold      ZAR 1 108 754
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
David Koloane; Two Figures
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Sunset
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Township Dogs with Orlando Cooling Towers
13 Jun 2022
Unsold
 
David Koloane; Birds over Mahlathini Streets
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Composition with Dog
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Still Life with Watermelon and Fish
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 
David Koloane; Refugees II
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 15 243
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Baggage
21 Feb 2022
Sold for ZAR 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Pigeons
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 863
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Yellow Moonlight (with Orlando Cooling Towers)
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 28 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
David Koloane; Musicians VIII
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
David Koloane; Night Watch
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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