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

Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present

Found 107 lots in session 1

Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Moses Tladi; Painted Hut in Courtyard
Moses Tladi
Painted Hut in Courtyard
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Moses Tladi; Rural Domestic Scene
Moses Tladi
Rural Domestic Scene
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Sold for ZAR 11 725
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Gerard Sekoto; Figures on a Street
Gerard Sekoto
Figures on a Street
ZAR 400 000 - 600 000
Sold for ZAR 462 100
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Agnes Waruguru; Ngomi II
Agnes Waruguru
Ngomi II
ZAR 6 000 - 8 000
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Boemo Diale; When you see a sign III
Boemo Diale
When you see a sign III
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Pranas Domsaitis; Huts in Landscape, recto-verso
Pranas Domsaitis
Huts in Landscape, recto-verso
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Sold for ZAR 48 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Alfred Thoba; God may You, can You ...
Alfred Thoba
God may You, can You ...
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Sold for ZAR 76 213
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Cinga Samson; Hliso Street V
Cinga Samson
Hliso Street V
ZAR 2 000 000 - 3 000 000
Tegene Kunbi; Untitled
Tegene Kunbi
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Esther Mahlangu; Untitled (Multicolour Central Motif)
Esther Mahlangu
Untitled (Multicolour Central Motif)
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Sold for ZAR 93 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Esther Mahlangu; Untitled (Central Pink Motif)
Esther Mahlangu
Untitled (Central Pink Motif)
ZAR 120 000 - 160 000
Sold for ZAR 257 950
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Walter Battiss; Ten People in the Mpipi Tree, tapestry
Walter Battiss
Ten People in the Mpipi Tree, tapestry
ZAR 300 000 - 400 000

Results in green indicate post sales.