Live Virtual Auction, 14 September 2021

Sold for

ZAR 34 140
Lot 30
  • Judith Mason; The Socialite
  • Judith Mason; The Socialite
  • Judith Mason; The Socialite
  • Judith Mason; The Socialite
  • Judith Mason; The Socialite

Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 34 140

About this Item

South African 1938-2016
The Socialite
oil on canvas
80 by 60cm excluding frame; 85 by 65 by 4cm including frame


"Judith Mason was without any doubt a maestro. Her paintings are meticulously crafted, layer upon layer, where she knew exactly what she needed to paint underneath in order to achieve the desired final painted surface on top. Scumbled layers, dabbed and wiped layers, thin and thick layers, opaque and glazed layers, glossy and matt layers, and concealed, open and gestural brush marks and flat layers. The viewer becomes engaged in a physical act of seeing, being prompted to bend and angle the head or body before the paintings, and to peer through the glazed layers and hold on to the textures illuminated by the raking light."
Keith Dietrich

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