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Edoardo Villa

South African 1915-2011 


After the WWII a surge of energy and talent emerged in the Johannesburg art community. At the centre of this new vitality that shifted local art production toward a more African sensibility was a group of predominantly new immigrants from Europe, including Italian-born Edoardo Villa who chose to make South Africa his home after he was released from the Sonderwater prison of war camp. As an art student in Italy Villa had been exposed to the great modernist artists of the time, and in South Africa he created a cross cultural synthesis deeply rooted in a particularly African convention, his experience of war and captivity, and the modern architecture and industrialisation of the city of Johannesburg and its surrounds.

He produced a prodigious body of extraordinary sculptures in bronze and cut steel over his long career, most notably his monumental public sculptures. Villa died in 2011 at the age of 95.


270 lots offered      78.89% sold      ZAR 29 964 854
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Edoardo Villa; Study for Standing Figure VI
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Figure
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 43 244
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Standing Form
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Abstract Form
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Edoardo Villa; Head
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 54 624
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Abstract Composition
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Standing Form
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 46 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Standing Form
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 51 210
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Abstract Form
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 432 440
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; The Meeting, maquette
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 625 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; African Mask I
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 341 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; African Mask II
7 Nov 2021
Unsold
 

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