Artists

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Norman Catherine

South African 1949- 


Norman Catherine attended the East London (South Africa) Technical College Art School from 1967 to 1968 where he completed an art matric. During the 1980s he lived in Los Angeles and New York and he currently lives at Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province.

His prodigious output has been engaging art enthusiasts since 1969 when he held his first solo exhibition in Johannesburg. He works in various media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, wall hangings and bronze and has exhibited extensively in South Africa and internationally. His work is included in numerous local private, museum and corporate collections as well as in the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum collections in the USA.

Catherine’s art projects a dystopian vision of the socio-political landscape. History, horror, crime, conflict, psychoses and politics all serve as stimuli for his creative output, which vacillates between the macabre and the comic, between a gasp and a giggle. He conveys his cynical vision through a juxtaposition of dark and light sensibilities that veer between an internal hallucinatory realm and a literal commentary on the external world. He rebels against any dogma or rigid definition, including of his own work.


598 lots offered      76.09% sold      ZAR 22 549 133
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Norman Catherine; Faux Pas, six
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 22 278
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Sleepwalk
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Zoot Suit, six
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Surprise
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 6 449
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Large Plates, two
9 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Cat Watch
19 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 346 575
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Serenade
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Night Watch
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 13 484
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; DS 17-01; DS 17-02; DS 17-03; DS 17-04; DS 17-05; DS 17-06; Dating Game Set Series, six
11 Sep 2023
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Norman Catherine; Thought Pattern
11 Sep 2023
Sold for ZAR 12 898
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Norman Catherine; Cactus Man
11 Sep 2023
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Norman Catherine; Two's Company, Digital Series 14-01 to DS 14-04, four
11 Sep 2023
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Results in green indicate post sales.