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Edoardo Villa

South African 1915-2011  Top Artists


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.


263 lots offered      77.19% sold      R 28 044 806
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Edoardo Villa; Standing Form
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 20 000
 
Edoardo Villa; Abstract Form
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 320 000
 
Edoardo Villa; The Meeting, maquette
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 480 000
 
Edoardo Villa; African Mask I
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 250 000
 
Edoardo Villa; African Mask II
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 350 000
 
Edoardo Villa; Standing Figure
7 Nov 2021
Starting at R 450 000
 
Edoardo Villa; Portrait of a Girl
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Totem
11 Oct 2021
Sold for R 25 036
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Torso
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Standing Figure
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 32 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Fish
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 364 160
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Edoardo Villa; Blue and Green Figural Forms
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 204 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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