Live Virtual Auction, 14 September 2021

Sold for

R 51 210
Lot 18
Conrad Theys; Cross Roads

Lot Estimate
R 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 51 210

About this Item

South African 1940-
Cross Roads
signed and dated 2001; inscribed with the artist's name, the date and the title on the reverse
oil on canvas
40 by 50cm excluding frame; 69 by 79,5 by 4,5cm including frame


"Conrad Theys concentrated on the regions of the Cape that were synonymous with his own struggle in life. He felt the atmosphere of the places and strove to record his experience …[He] identified with the humble shanties [of Elsie’s River, Crossroads and other places on the Cape Flats] … The poverty of these humble dwellings was uplifted by loving treatment that pays attention to the surface texture of crumbling walls with many subtle nuances of colour"
Alexander Duffy

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