Live Virtual Auction, 15 February 2020

Sold for

R 159 320
Lot 9
Walter Oltmann; Pincushions in a Vase

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 159 320

About this Item

South African 1960-
Pincushions in a Vase
70 by 75 by 65cm


"My main area of creative focus is in sculpture, and more particularly in fabricating woven wire forms which sometimes reference local craft traditions [...] In my sculptures I use images of natural phenomena (human, plant and animal) and play with the idea of mutation, hybrids and reconfiguring the familiar. Through dramatically enlarging and/or transposing features of one to the other, I play with the paradox between vulnerability and the monstrous. Using the language of craft, my artworks are always a product of labour and time."1 – Walter Oltmann


1., Walter Oltmann, Lace. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 December 2019].


Property of Kangra Group (PTY) Ltd

Assembled by the Late Graham and Rhona Beck

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