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Sold for

R 147 940
Lot 628
Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band
  • Ephraim Ngatane; Jazz Band

Lot Estimate
R 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 147 940

About this Item

South African 1938-1971
Jazz Band
signed and dated '69
oil on board
61 by 91cm excluding frame; 64,5 by 94,5 by 5,5cm including frame

Notes

Ephraim Ngatane was born in Lesotho and moved to Johannesburg in the early 1940s. He studied under Cecil Skotnes at the Polly Street Art Centre between 1952 and 1954. Although Ngatane earned a reputation for producing highly individual social-realist paintings descriptive of black urban life under apartheid, his output also records many instances of pleasure: boxing, jazz performances, weddings and a 1967 snowstorm in Soweto. He held sell-out exhibitions throughout the 1960s and up to his premature death in 1971 and was an important figurehead, playing an important role in mentoring Dumile Feni, among others. An accomplished colourist, his work is marked by lyrical impressionism and a selective use of abstraction.

Provenance

Strauss & Co, Cape Town, 6 March 2017, lot 543.

Private Collection.


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