Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present

Live Virtual Auction, 19 February 2024

Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present
About the Session

From Thomas Baines to Jake Aikman, Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present will showcase art by pioneering modernist and trailblazing contemporary artists, spanning 175 years of visual landscape painting on the African continent. This comprehensive auction reveals a nuanced understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental contexts that have shaped artistic representations of the landscape. Through an examination of various themes, the auction seeks to engage viewers in a dialogue that transcends time and space, connecting past representations to contemporary perspectives. The auction attempts to engage with the diversity of artists that have shaped and continue to shape the depiction of Africa through time.

The auction invites viewers on a captivating journey through the artistic expressions that mirror the multifaceted nature of African terrain. Through meticulous  curation and insightful analysis, the catalogue aspires to be a valuable resource for scholars, art enthusiasts and anyone eager to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of Africa’s rich and complex artistic heritage.

Curatorial Voices
Recognising the dynamic discourse surrounding African Landscape, both past and present, the auction features texts by invited contemporary curators responding to the auction selection and themes. As external voices, they provide critical insights into the complexities of the landscape theme. By amplifying these contemporary perspectives, the exhibition seeks to bridge the gap between traditional representations and the ever-evolving discourse on the role of African art within the global art market.

Azza Satti, Independent Curator, Kenya
Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), Nigeria
Camilla van Hoogstraten, Head of Sales, Latitudes Online
Ugoma Ebilah, Curator, Gallerist & Founder of Bloom Art
Nkgopoleng Moloi, Independent Curator, South Africa


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Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present

Found 107 lots in session 1

Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Prince Twins Seven-Seven; Noah's Ark
Prince Twins Seven-Seven
Noah's Ark
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Sold for ZAR 79 730
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Guy Tillim; Colonial-era Steamboat Wreckage at Boma, July 2003
Guy Tillim
Colonial-era Steamboat Wreckage at Boma, July 2003
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Peter Clarke; Tranquil Sea
Peter Clarke
Tranquil Sea
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
 
Claude Bouscharain; Trapping the Sea
Claude Bouscharain
Trapping the Sea
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Sold for ZAR 82 075
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Jake Aikman; Muse (Atlantic)
Jake Aikman
Muse (Atlantic)
ZAR 250 000 - 350 000
Sold for ZAR 234 500
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Marlene von Dürckheim; Coastal Walls
Marlene von Dürckheim
Coastal Walls
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Sold for ZAR 37 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Thomas Bowler; Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope
Thomas Bowler
Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope
ZAR 35 000 - 45 000
Sold for ZAR 64 488
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Thomas Bowler; Prince Charlie Table Bay
Thomas Bowler
Prince Charlie Table Bay
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Sold for ZAR 28 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Harris and Bowler after Thomas Baines; Landeers Assisting Ambushed Portuguese Gunboat in Lupata Gorge, Zambezi River 1858
Harris and Bowler after Thomas Baines
Landeers Assisting Ambushed Portuguese Gunboat in Lupata Gorge, Zambezi River 1858
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
 
Stanley Pinker; Harbour Scene
Stanley Pinker
Harbour Scene
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Sold for ZAR 175 875
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
 
Gavin Younge; Vaal
Gavin Younge
Vaal
ZAR 70 000 - 90 000
 
Nada Baraka; A Carnival to My Ears
Nada Baraka
A Carnival to My Ears
ZAR 70 000 - 90 000
 

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