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Live Virtual Auction, 11 - 13 April 2021

19th Century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 682 800
Lot 597
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract Janus
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract Janus
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract Janus
  • Alexis Preller; Abstract Janus


Lot Estimate
ZAR 600 000 - 800 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 682 800

About this Item

South African 1911-1975
Abstract Janus
oil on canvas
67,5 by 74,5cm excluding frame; 91 by 98 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

“Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology and presided over passages, doors, gates, and endings, as well as in transitional periods such as from war to peace. He was usually depicted as having two faces looking in opposite ways, one towards the past and the other towards the future.”

GreekMythology.com © Copyright 1997-2021, https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Roman/Janus/janus.html, accessed 26 February, 2021.

Provenance

The Alexis Preller and Guna Massyn Collections, thence by descent to Guna’s brother.

Strauss & Co, Cape Town, 17 March 2014, lot 710.

Private Collection.

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