Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Asian Arts, Jewellery and Wine

Online-Only Auction, 6 - 14 April 2020

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ZAR 91 040
Lot 15
  • Norman Catherine; Dog Watch
  • Norman Catherine; Dog Watch
  • Norman Catherine; Dog Watch
  • Norman Catherine; Dog Watch

Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 91 040

About this Item

South African 1949-
Dog Watch


height: 54cm; length: 70cm; width: 36cm


Edition number 4/5.

Catherine’s art imbibes a dystopian vision of the socio-political landscape that informs his psyche. History, horror, crime, conflict, psychoses, politics and pathologies serve as stimuli for his creative output that vacillates between the macabre and the comic, between a gasp and a giggle. He conveys his cynical vision through a juxtaposition of dark and light sensibilities veering between an internal hallucinatory realm and literal commentary on the material world. There are no easy classifications for the genre of his work suffice to say that he rebels against any dogma or rigid definition (source

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