November Online Part II

Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 November 2021

Guest Curator: Sam Nhlengethwa
About the Session

Strauss & Co is pleased to present the guest curator for our November Online Auction, artist Sam Nhlengethwa.

Born in the mining community of Payneville, Springs, south-east of Johannesburg and after studying at the Rorke’s Drift Art Centre in the late 1970s, attended the Johannesburg Art Foundation, established by Bill Ainslie. He taught part-time at FUBA (Federated Union of Black Artists) in Johannesburg and came to national prominence in 1993 with the exhibition Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which was put on at the Market Gallery in Johannesburg and the KZNSA Gallery in Durban. Nhlengethwa received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 1994 and his award show Homage to Jazz travelled the country over the following year.

Nhlengethwa is best known for his figurative paintings and collage works exploring themes of social and art history, jazz, mining and domestic life, as well as his iconic Goat lithographs and the series of Tributes to other artists printed at The Artists’ Press in White River. His current figurative style post-dates a series of large, bold abstract works following his participation in the Thupelo workshops, founded in 1985 by artists David Koloane and Bill Ainslie. The annual, two-week workshop programme is associated with a flourishing of modernist abstraction among urban black artists.

Nhlengethwa’s work was included in the important exhibition Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa at the Whitechapel Gallery in London in 1995, the 12th International Cairo Biennale in 2010, and (Re)constructions: Contemporary Art from South Africa in Rio de Janeiro in 2011. The artist was a founding member, with Pat Mautloa and David Koloane, of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Newtown in 1991.

Guest Curator: Sam Nhlengethwa
The Fabulous Picture Show
For Generations to Come: Andile Dyalvane
The Rose Korber Collection
Landscape Paintings
Wine: Italy and Spain

Found 40 lots in session 4

Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Robert Hodgins; Three Nudes and a Naked Man
Robert Hodgins
Three Nudes and a Naked Man
ZAR 350 000 - 450 000
Sold for ZAR 351 750
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Lucky Sibiya; Abstract Composition in Black and Yellow
Lucky Sibiya
Abstract Composition in Black and Yellow
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Sold for ZAR 4 690
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Emilia Karangu Muhinda; Composition with Animals and Trees
Emilia Karangu Muhinda
Composition with Animals and Trees
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Robert Hodgins; Three Skulls
Robert Hodgins
Three Skulls
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Walter Meyer; Its Only
Walter Meyer
Its Only
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Sold for ZAR 23 450
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ferciano Ndala; Composition with Elephant and Antelope
Ferciano Ndala
Composition with Elephant and Antelope
ZAR 7 000 - 9 000
Sold for ZAR 7 035
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Robert Hodgins; So?
Robert Hodgins
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Claudette Schreuders; Three Sisters I, II, III, three
Claudette Schreuders
Three Sisters I, II, III, three
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Sold for ZAR 21 105
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Deborah Bell; Archetype XII
Deborah Bell
Archetype XII
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Alfred Neville Lewis; Portrait of a Woman
Alfred Neville Lewis
Portrait of a Woman
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000
Jaco van Schalkwyk; A Certain Hollowness (Smithfield, Freestate)
Jaco van Schalkwyk
A Certain Hollowness (Smithfield, Freestate)
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Hennie Niemann Snr; Woman Wearing a Headscarf
Hennie Niemann Snr
Woman Wearing a Headscarf
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000

Results in green indicate post sales.