Live Auction, 12 November 2018

Sold for

ZAR 39 830
Lot 148
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
  • Karel Nel; Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head

Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 39 830

About this Item

South African 1955-
Memory Drawing: Ceremonial Seat in the Form of an Alligator’s Head
signed with the artist's initials and inscribed with 'Siege ceremonial in forme de tête d'aligator. Site de Papaguyo N. O. du Costa Rica a.p. JC. 1200– 1600. Musée de l'Homme, Paris'.
graphite and Conté chalk on handmade paper
70 by 100cm excluding frame

Literature

Rory Doepel (1993). Karel Nel: Transforming Symbols, Johannesburg: Foundation for the Creative Arts, a work from the same series, shown hanging in the artist’s studio, is illustrated in black and white on page 10.


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