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Willie Bester

South African 1956- 


Willie Bester is a South African painter, sculptor, and collage artist. In 1986 he attended the Community Arts Project (CAP) in District Six which quickly equipped him with the social network to become an active player in the anti-apartheid movement. He is best known for his role in the protesting of the apartheid system through his mixed media and found object works produced in the 1980s and 1990s. "I am sometimes tempted to go to the seaside and to paint beautiful things from nature but I do not do it because my art has to be taken as a nasty tasting medicine for awakening conscience." Bester has had many solo, group, and biennale exhibitions throughout his illustrious career, and is visible in all major collections in South Africa as well as abroad. He currently lives in Kuilsrivier, South Africa with his wife, Evelyn, and their three children.


62 lots offered      59.68% sold      ZAR 1 519 804
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Willie Bester; Shanty Town
28 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Untitled
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Willie Bester; Untitled
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 4 456
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Three Portraits
29 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Mini Store
29 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Willie Bester; Untitled
29 Nov 2021
Unsold
 
Willie Bester; Three Boxes, three
28 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 277
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Restricted Area
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Portrait of an Old Man and a Primus Stove
25 Oct 2021
Unsold
 
Willie Bester; Stop Sign with Dolls
25 Oct 2021
Sold for ZAR 17 588
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Willie Bester; Mini Store
23 Aug 2021
Unsold
 
Willie Bester; Shop with Us
23 Aug 2021
Sold for ZAR 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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