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Walter Oltmann

South African 1960-  Top Artists


Rustenburg-born Walter Oltmann graduated with a MA (Fine Arts) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1985. His main area of creative focus is sculpture and, more particularly, fabricating woven wire forms which sometimes reference local craft traditions. He has completed numerous commissions including chandeliers and lamp shades for the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg in 2003, and the world map interpretation at the Wits Origins Centre in 2005/6. Oltmann has received numerous awards including the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts (2001) and the Sasol Wax Art Award (2007), and his work is widely represented in public and private collections in South Africa and abroad. He has participated in many group shows, including Advance/… Notice at the Goodman Gallery in 2012. His solo exhibitions include Penumbra at the Goodman Gallery in 2013, and In the Weave at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, in 2014, which celebrated three decades of his work and described him as “one of South Africa’s finest and most intriguing artists”. Oltmann was a senior lecturer in the department of Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand before retiring and becoming a full-time artist.

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32 lots offered      78.13% sold      R 1 306 712
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Walter Oltmann; Skull
17 May 2021
Sold for R 47 796
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Bristle Disguise I
8 Nov 2020
Sold for R 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Infant
26 Jul 2020
Unsold
 
Walter Oltmann; Child Skull I, II and III, three
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 7 622
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Child Skull B
6 Jul 2020
Sold for R 2 345
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Pincushions in a Vase
15 Feb 2020
Sold for R 159 320
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Posy
11 Nov 2019
Sold for R 193 460
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Moth
16 Sep 2019
Sold for R 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Child Skull B
16 Sep 2019
Unsold
 
Walter Oltmann; Caterpillar Suit
15 Jul 2019
Sold for R 8 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Oltmann; Child Skull I, II & III, three
15 Jul 2019
Unsold
 
Walter Oltmann; Beetles
20 May 2019
Sold for R 20 484
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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