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.


Diane Victor

South African 1964- 


Victor’s work is renowned for its biting critique of contemporary society, corruption, and the legacies of colonialism and apartheid. Her exceptional draughtsmanship and technical innovation in drawing and printmaking make her work instantly recognisable. She has taught drawing and printmaking at various South African institutions and has exhibited widely.

In 1988 Diane Victor, then a recent BA Fine Arts graduate from Wits, became the youngest recipient of the Volkskas Atelier Award (now the ABSA L’Atelier Award). In 2009, she originated and editioned a series of drypoints at the David Krut Workshop, called Birth of a Nation. She exhibited these works along with a series of smoke drawing portraits at David Krut Projects, New York, in 2010, returning to the US in January 2011 to show at Grinnell College in Iowa. Victor was the subject of TAXI-013 (a publication in the David Krut Publishing TAXI Art Book series) as well as Burning the Candle at Both Ends, a monograph published to coincide with Victor’s two-part exhibition, Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust, at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery. Victor’s works are included in many collections locally and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New York Public Library, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


182 lots offered      68.13% sold      R 4 741 074
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Diane Victor; Let Sleeping Crocs Lie
28 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Diane Victor; The Subtle Reminder
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 41 038
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; Little Block Table Manners
28 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Diane Victor; Ganemede (sic)
28 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Diane Victor; Monument to the Things We Broke
28 Nov 2021
Sold for R 10 553
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; Crossing the River
9 Nov 2021
Sold for R 12 898
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; The Raising of Comrade Lazarus
9 Nov 2021
Sold for R 9 967
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; Hammering the Anvil
9 Nov 2021
Sold for R 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; The Three Fates
9 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Diane Victor; Baited
9 Nov 2021
Sold for R 96 730
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; Learning Posture
9 Nov 2021
Sold for R 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Diane Victor; Nastagio Degli Onesti and the Difficult Decision
7 Nov 2021
Unsold
 

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