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Kevin Atkinson

South African 1939-2007 


Kevin Atkinson was a South African artist and educator born in Cape Town in 1939. He studied at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art where he obtained a BA in Fine Art in 1978. For 30 years he taught at his alma mater, occupying a light and airy studio on the upper floor. After his retirement in 1996, Atkinson created an underground studio for himself, which he named ‘Plato’s Cave’ after the allegorical cave described in Plato’s The Republic. Though well known as a printmaker and painter, throughout his career Atkinson was experimental in both his medium and style – embracing conceptual art, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and others. He is often described as being ‘before his time' and was, therefore, thought of as controversial and enigmatic. Atkinson exhibited widely throughout his lifetime in solo and group shows both locally and internationally. In the 70s and 80s, he also received a number of commissions for public murals and light installations. Before his death in 2007, Atkinson set up a Trust to preserve his Plato’s Cave studio as a place to make his art accessible to students, curators, and the public.


12 lots offered      75.00% sold      ZAR 374 824
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Arena
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 3 166
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; To Rose Selavy
21 Feb 2022
Unsold
 
Kevin Atkinson; Towards the Paler Shades of Grey
21 Feb 2022
Unsold
 
Kevin Atkinson; I Am A Verb
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Four Hearts
14 Apr 2020
Sold for ZAR 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Waves and Squares
7 Oct 2019
Sold for ZAR 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Pond Surface #2
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 59 176
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Abstract Composition
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 108 110
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Abstract Landscape
9 Apr 2017
Sold for ZAR 3 513
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; To Those Who Give
26 Sep 2016
Sold for ZAR 17 565
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Kevin Atkinson; Abstract
8 Oct 2012
Unsold
 
Kevin Atkinson; Untitled
6 Feb 2012
Sold for ZAR 30 078
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.

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