Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

Sold for

ZAR 256 050
Lot 63
  • Deborah Bell; Warrior II


Lot Estimate
ZAR 250 000 - 350 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 256 050

About this Item

South African 1957-
Warrior II
2004
signed
mixed media on paper
179 by 113cm excluding frame

Notes

Deborah Bell’s imagery is simple, stark, symbolic – grounded, silent, still and poised.

In her iconography she draws from a range of cultures (including African, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, early Christian and European) and a range of philosophies (especially the Buddhist preoccupation with stillness and the shedding of attachment and the ego) and psychologies (more Jung than Freud) – but her work digs deeper, arriving finally out of an internal and personal place that Bell occupies in the world as an artist, a woman and an explorer.1

  1. Everard Read Gallery Cape Town. (2018) Deborah Bell, Biography [Online] Available: https://www.everard-read-capetown.co.za/ artist/DEBORAH_BELL/biography/ [7 December 2018].

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