Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery

Live Virtual Auction, 11 - 12 July 2021

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 28 450
Lot 632
  • Walter Battiss; Guinea Fowl
  • Walter Battiss; Guinea Fowl
  • Walter Battiss; Guinea Fowl
  • Walter Battiss; Guinea Fowl
  • Walter Battiss; Guinea Fowl


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 28 450

About this Item

South African 1906-1982
Guinea Fowl
executed circa 1974

signed, numbered 29/45 and inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin

screenprint on paper
79 by 57,5cm excluding frame; 125 by 101 by 2,5cm including frame

Notes

A copy of this print was donated by the artist in January 1974 to the Afrikaanse Skrywerskring to raise funds towards the fight against apartheid censorship of 'Kennis van die Aand' (Siebrits, 2016, page 122).

Literature

Warren Siebrits (2016) Walter Battiss: I Invented Myself: The Jack M Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg: The Ampersand Foundation, catalogue number 1973.32 S8* another edition of this print illustrated in colour on page 123.

Wilhelm van Rensburg (2010) Walter Battiss Drawings: On the Edge, Johannesburg: Gallery AOP, another edition of this print illustrated in colour on page 4. 

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