Live Virtual Auction, 15 February 2020

Sold for

R 85 350
Lot 10
Hussein Salim; Interlude

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 85 350

About this Item

Sudanese 1966-
signed and dated 10; signed twice, dated 2010, inscribed with the title, medium and dimensions on the reverse
mixed media on canvas
170 by 170cm excluding frame


In the work Interlude, Hussein Salim’s densely layered painted surface imparts a sense of deep time – of civilizations rising and falling, of lives being lived and forgotten, of stories being inscribed, erased, and re-inscribed. This work is a palimpsest of the historical and the contemporary, the cultural and the personal.

“For me, art not only evokes memories and contemplation of the loss of home but it also encounters the present and shapes the future. My work is the product of a rich heritage from my origins in Sudan, my training there and my recent diasporic experience. As a Sudanese, my past and present are marred with memories of loss, isolation, migration, exile and forgotten heritage.”1

1. Hussein Salim, Artist’s Statement

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