The Professor Leon Strydom Collection and Sixty Years of Collecting Linn Ware, The David Hall Collection

Live Virtual Auction, 10 August 2021

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, The Professor Leon Strydom Collection

Sold for

ZAR 193 460
Lot 291
  • Deborah Bell; Confession
  • Deborah Bell; Confession
  • Deborah Bell; Confession
  • Deborah Bell; Confession
  • Deborah Bell; Confession


Lot Estimate
ZAR 120 000 - 180 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 193 460

About this Item

South African 1957-
Confession

signed; inscribed with the artist's name, the title and dated 1989 on the reverse

oil on canvas
152,5 by 76,5cm excluding frame; 155 by 79 by 6cm including frame

Notes

"These paintings of lovers in different positions of embrace powerfully depict the anguish of desire, a struggle of wills in which the woman shifts and twists towards and away from the man, desiring consummation yet fearful of the intrusion."1

1. Pippa Stein (2004) Deborah Bell, Johannesburg: David Krut Publishing, page 13.

Provenance

The Professor Leon Strydom Collection.

Literature

Pippa Stein (2004) Deborah Bell, Johannesburg: David Krut Publishing, a similar example, Lovers in a Cinema, South African National Gallery, illustrated on page 13.

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