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ZAR 170 700
Lot 625
  • Erik Laubscher; Abstract Vision
  • Erik Laubscher; Abstract Vision
  • Erik Laubscher; Abstract Vision
  • Erik Laubscher; Abstract Vision
  • Erik Laubscher; Abstract Vision

Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 170 700

About this Item

South African 1927-2013
Abstract Vision
signed and dated 59
oil on canvas
32 by 44,5cm excluding frame; 37 by 49 by 4cm including frame


As a young artist Laubscher studied extensively abroad, and the imprint of one of his most important mentors, Fernand Léger, is echoed in the geometrical forms of this painting.   While the roots of this powerfully architectonic abstract composition are evident in the urban cityscapes preceding this work, Laubscher's abiding and quintessentially modernist concern with the formal integrity of painting would also underpin his later, more realistic landscape paintings.

Notes from University of Cape Town Exhibition catalogue.


Johan Coetzee, Stellenbosch, 21 December 1990.

Private Collection.


University of Cape Town, The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, 2001, number 26.


Hans Fransen (2009) Erik Laubscher: A Life in Art, Stellenbosch: SMAC ART Gallery, illustrated in colour on page 258.

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