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Irma Stern

South African 1894-1966 


After studying in Germany in the 1910s, Irma Stern was a true pioneer of modernist Expressionism in South Africa. Initially derided for her innovative style, she gained widespread recognition after the Empire Exhibition of 1936. She travelled extensively throughout Africa, searching for exotic models to paint. Her golden period is bookended by her visits to Zanzibar (in 1939 and again in 1945). She published two travelogues, Congo (1945) and Zanzibar (1948). In the 1950s and 60s she gained international recognition, participating in numerous Venice Biennales and receiving the Guggenheim Award in 1961. Stern’s joyous use of bright, expressive colour is particularly evident in her many still-life paintings.


482 lots offered      88.80% sold      ZAR 584 419 729
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Irma Stern; Zanzibar
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Standing Figures
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 39 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Four Prostitutes
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 39 830
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Figure Lying
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 25 036
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Woman on Bridge
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 31 864
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Figures and Stairs
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Figure at Desk
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 22 278
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; From the Visionen (Visions) Portfolio: Two Men at a Table
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 19 933
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; Man in a Fez
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 125 180
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; One Figure in Landscape
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 100 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; Figures in a Landscape
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 28 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Irma Stern; Woman Carrying Pot
8 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 1 008 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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