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Walter Battiss

South African 1906-1982 


In addition to being a prolific painter and printmaker, Walter Battiss was a passionate student of Southern African rock art, publishing no fewer than seven books on the subject in the 1940s and 50s. The elongated figures typical of his art were directly inspired by his large collection of rock art photographs and tracings. In the 1960s his work was characterised by a sgrafitto technique (scratching images through layers of oil paint) and in the early 1970s Battiss invented an imaginary artistic construct, Fook Island, which he populated with material culture (a Fook alphabet, currency, postage stamps, passport, etc.). His numerous travels to the Middle East and to various Greek islands were constant sources of inspiration.


987 lots offered      79.84% sold      ZAR 73 843 768
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Walter Battiss; Spring Morning
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Orgy 5
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 46 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Nederland. Col
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 46 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Operating at a Low Level of Intelligence!
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 3 518
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Umtamvuna Mouth Natal
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Walter Battiss; Landscape with Mountains and Lake
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Walter Battiss; Waste
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 3 283
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Four White Rocks
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Sculptured Head, Seychelles
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Walter Battiss; Horses, January 6
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Walter Battiss; Submerged Swimmers
25 Jul 2022
Unsold
 
Walter Battiss; Matala
25 Jul 2022
Sold for ZAR 46 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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