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Fred Page

South African 1908-1984 


Fred (Frederick Hutchinson) Page died in 1984 at the age of 76 having produced a body of work which is remarkable for its unique personal imagery and for portraying, with some accuracy, the particular architectural features of the city in which he lived.

Between 1947 and 1980, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, formed the backdrop for his extraordinarily fertile visual imagination. Reclusive by choice, he lived in an area close to the city’s harbour called Central where most of the material he used for the images was gleaned from sketches and photographs.

Apart from a brief formative sojourn at art school for a year, he was largely self-educated. He read widely and had discriminating tastes in classical music.

Unaffected by contemporary world trends in art, Page’s world is the world of the surreal, inhabited by characters who are entirely his own and were evolved from his observation of life on the streets and from niches in his background.

The images are laced with mordant wit, a sense of the ridiculous and an encompassing sense of the enigmatic tragedies of life.

Source: Jeanne Wright and Cecil Kerber (2011) Fred Page: Ringmaster of the Imagination, Port Elizabeth: Cecil Kerbel.

Photograph by Selwyn Leibowitz


121 lots offered      78.51% sold      ZAR 5 285 448
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Fred Page; Boiled or Fried
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; Horse and Rider
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Fred Page; Masked Figures
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Fred Page; Port Elizabeth Station (painting and sketch), two
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 47 796
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Junction
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 45 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; Untitled (Figures with Brooms and Pelicans)
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 204 840
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Assignment
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Spooner
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; First Stop Shoebill
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Moving Finger
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; The Mascot
14 Mar 2022
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Fred Page; Sketch for the Phantom Pass
14 Mar 2022
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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