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Willem Boshoff

South African 1951- 


Willem Boshoff is sometimes regarded as a ‘word’ artist and his interest in language, text and meaning frequently forms the focus of his work. He is a master carpenter, but works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, performance and printmaking. After deciding to become a sculptor at the age of 15 but then training to become a teacher, he only began exhibiting his artwork publicly at the age of 30 when he had his first exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 1981. Since becoming a full-time practicing artist in 1996, Boshoff’s major works include KykAfrikaans (1980), an anthology of concrete poetry, the Blind Alphabet Project (1995), Writing in the Sand (2001) and Garden of Words (a project in progress since 1982). His work has been shown extensively in South Africa and internationally, including at the two Johannesburg Biennales, the São Paulo, Venice, and Havana Biennales, the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian in Washington, the White Box Gallery in New York, and Art Unlimited at the Basel Art Fair. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, Boshoff retains strong ties with many academic institutions as a lecturer and examiner and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Johannesburg in 2008.


62 lots offered      66.13% sold      ZAR 2 429 635
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Willem Boshoff; Intercourse
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Prick
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Circle
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 15 243
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Kubus
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Venster
25 Apr 2022
Unsold
 
Willem Boshoff; Self-portrait (Right-hand Side of the Brain)
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 58 625
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Dromomania
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 9 380
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Amychesis
9 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 11 139
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Culmicolous
9 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 8 794
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Pogonophobia
9 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Prehistoric Dice II
9 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willem Boshoff; Impi Ukuthula
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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