Johannesburg Auction Week

Live Virtual Auction, 16 - 17 May 2022

Evening Sale
  • Beezy Bailey; Fun and Games under Table Mountain
  • Beezy Bailey; Fun and Games under Table Mountain
  • Beezy Bailey; Fun and Games under Table Mountain
  • Beezy Bailey; Fun and Games under Table Mountain
  • Beezy Bailey; Fun and Games under Table Mountain


Lot Estimate
ZAR 200 000 - 300 000

About this Item

South African 1962-
Fun and Games under Table Mountain

signed and dated '13; dated '13 and inscribed with the artist's name and the title on the reverse

oil and screenprint on canvas
169,5 by 250 by 4cm, unframed

Notes

Beezy Bailey has exhibited extensively in South Africa and around the world. He aspires to create art as a balm for a mad world – a corrective for our most lamentable human qualities, including a planet brutalized by extremes of wealth and poverty, environmental ignorance, and negligence. The sources of his imagery are elusive. In his own words, ‘frozen dreams, images and legends enter from my subconscious, the realm of my imagination. I act as a conduit for visual messages greater than I am.’ Bailey has a love of storytelling on a grand scale and an eclectic and effervescent approach to art. He describes Fun and Games under Table Mountain, painted in 2013, as a work that ‘underpins that all is not well underneath the surface. As humans we need to acknowledge that we share this planet and take charge of the damage we have done.’1

  1. https://www.everardlondon.com/artist/BEEZY_BAILEY/biography/

Provenance

Strauss & Co, Johannesburg, World Wildlife Fund Art Auction, 17 September 2013, lot 8.

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