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 collectors. Famous South African artists like William Kentridge, JH Pierneef, Alexis Preller and Irma Stern are introduced with helpful biographies along with the best contemporary artists.



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Deborah Bell

South African 1957- 


Deborah Bell is one of South Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Bell received her BAFA (Hons) and MFA degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand. She works in a range of media on canvas and paper, produces drypoint etchings and large-scale bronzes. Her earlier more political work has given way to a broader, deeper investigation into the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and transcendent. Bell has collaborated on various historically important projects with contemporaries such as William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA; the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA; the Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town. As well as a career as an artist, Bell has worked as a lecturer at various South African tertiary institutions, including the University of the Witwatersrand.


260 lots offered      71.92% sold      ZAR 21 167 342
 

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Deborah Bell; Sentinel IX
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 693 150
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Deborah Bell; Sentinel I
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 404 338
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Deborah Bell; Sentinel VII
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 404 338
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Deborah Bell; Sentinel VIII
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 577 625
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Deborah Bell; Museum Equinox
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 35 175
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Deborah Bell; Ulysses
12 Jun 2023
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Deborah Bell; Nature Morte
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 10 553
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Deborah Bell; Hymn
12 Jun 2023
Sold for ZAR 25 795
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Deborah Bell; Self Salve
8 May 2023
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Deborah Bell; Waiting for the Miracle to Come – John the Baptist
11 Apr 2023
Sold for ZAR 70 350
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Deborah Bell; See Line Woman Dressed in White, Sleep All Day Ball/Bawl All Night
11 Apr 2023
Sold for ZAR 110 001
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Deborah Bell; See-Line Woman Dressed in Red, She Drink Tea, She Drink Coffee, Then She Go Home
11 Apr 2023
Sold for ZAR 110 001
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Results in green indicate post sales.