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Live Virtual Auction, 11 - 12 October 2021

Contemporary Art
  • Willem Strydom; Urban Landscape
  • Willem Strydom; Urban Landscape
  • Willem Strydom; Urban Landscape
  • Willem Strydom; Urban Landscape
  • Willem Strydom; Urban Landscape


Lot Estimate
ZAR 300 000 - 500 000

About this Item

Willem Strydom
South African 1954-2019
Urban Landscape
1975
welded steel
height: 175cm including base, width: 277cm, base: 18,5 by 76,5 by 13cm

Notes

This sculpture is on view at Tokara Wine Estate, visiting hours Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00.

This sculpture was created in 1975, by Willem Strydom, whilst his studio was in his friend Ampie Coetzee’s backyard in Bez Valley, Johannesburg. He gave the Urban Landscape to Ampie to thank him for the use of this space.

The present lot was created early in Strydom's career when the artist worked predominantly in metal. The sculpture is concerned and influenced by the precarious balance between the city landscape and its surroundings, noted in the intricate, yet delicate seating of such a large metal structure on three points.

 

Provenance

Ampie Coetzee (1939-2020), famed Afrikaans writer and Professor in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Western Cape, thence by decent.



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