Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

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ZAR 170 700
Lot 5
  • Kemang Wa Lehulere; They Comet Again 5

Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 170 700

About this Item

South African 1984-
They Comet Again 5
signed and dated 17
ink on paper
56 by 76cm excluding frame


The first three drawings in the series They Comet Again by Kemang Wa Lehulere were exhibited on his solo show Here I Am, A Concrete Man Throwing Himself into Abstraction. In that exhibition the artist continued "his questioning of historical narratives" while "exploring new formal possibilities"1 that included frenetic drawings that explored both pattern and movement in repetitive mark making. 

1. Stevenson. (2018) Here I Am, A Concrete Man Throwing Himself into Abstraction, [Online] Available: [11 December 2018].


Donated by the artist.

The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Greatmore Studios Trust.


cf. Stevenson, Cape Town, Kemang Wa Lehulere: Here I Am, A Concrete Man Throwing Himself into Abstraction. 18 January to 10 March 2018. Similar examples, They Comet Again 1,2 and 3, exhibited.

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