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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Dylan Lewis

South African 1964- 


Dylan Lewis was born in Johannesburg in 1964. He began as a painter but built his artistic career on the success of his animal sculptures. While he has sculpted smaller cats, his main focus has been on large predators: lions, cheetahs, and leopards. These cats embody a metaphorical quality for Lewis, and he has rendered them performing many different activities of their daily lives, such as hunting, playing, stretching, and resting. After ten years working in this genre, he shifted his focus to the naked human form to investigate the wildness of the human psyche. This exploration of nudity was also a reaction against the religious beliefs and conservatism of his upbringing, wherein this subject was prohibited. His early female figures, falling under the heading ‘forbidden forms,’ are erotic, emotive, and ambiguous. In 2017, he opened the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch. The indigenous garden, particularly concentrated on fynbos, is a marriage of his love for the outdoors and sculpture – he has carefully shaped the land, curated the plants, and placed more than 60 of his sculptures along the 4 km of winding paths. Lewis is popular with local and international collectors and has held numerous exhibitions worldwide, including in France, Australia, Canada, the USA, and the UK.


162 lots offered      73.46% sold      ZAR 42 175 789
 

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Dylan Lewis; Running Fragment Maquette (S156)
9 Oct 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Trans Figure XXIV Maquette II (S289)
19 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 670 001
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Dylan Lewis; Leopard on a Boulder (S336)
19 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 1 039 725
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Dylan Lewis; Sleeping Oriental Cat III (S93)
18 Sep 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Bronzed steel and lacquered display cabinet with Loerie relief
18 Sep 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Lioness Bust Maquette (S216)
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 117 250
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Dylan Lewis; Beast with Two Backs
10 Jul 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Striding Fragment I Minature (S377)
10 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 41 038
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Dylan Lewis; Lioness Bust (S148)
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 346 575
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Dylan Lewis; Stalking Leopard (S54)
5 Jul 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Watchful Leopard (S050)
5 Jul 2023
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Dylan Lewis; Chthonios (S-H 83(2))
5 Jul 2023
Sold for ZAR 35 175
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Results in green indicate post sales.