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Johannes Phokela

South African 1966-  Top Artists


South African artist Johannes Phokela studied at the Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) in Johannesburg before relocating to London He completed a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art at the University of the Arts (Camberwell) and then a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art. During this period, the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square became a haven for the young artist and he was particularly struck by the Old Masters and paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. He reinterprets these ‘traditional’ works but always with a postmodern twist, often referencing violence and political unrest in his home country. For example, in his depiction of St Sebastian, the martyr’s wounds have been caused by a modern AK-47 assault rifle. Phokela was honoured with a major retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2009.


15 lots offered      33.33% sold      R 112 566
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Johannes Phokela; Baby Seat and Dirty Wall
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 3 000
 
Johannes Phokela; Children Playing
29 Mar 2021
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; Fall of the Damned
23 Nov 2020
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; St Sebastian
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 45 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Phokela; Figure Study
1 Jun 2020
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; South Pacific Seascape
1 Jun 2020
Sold for R 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Phokela; St Sebastian
12 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; Jobless
7 May 2018
Sold for R 1 642
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Phokela; Children of Streets
7 May 2018
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; Baby Seat and Dirty Wall
7 May 2018
Sold for R 2 345
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johannes Phokela; Ghost of Maximillian
5 Jun 2017
Unsold
 
Johannes Phokela; Collar Series, seven
7 Nov 2016
Unsold
 

Results in green indicate post sales.


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